• Old School WWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 64th birthday of Old School WWF Legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (Real name: Roderick Toombs).
After touring the territories during the 70s & early 80s and after a brutal dog collar match against Greg “The Hammer” Valentine at the first Starrcade in 1983, Piper joined the World Wrestling Federation in early 1984, where he soon became the #1 villain who feuded with the #1 babyface in the promotion, Hulk Hogan.
Together they main evented the first ever WrestleMania and put professional wrestling on the map, as we know it.
“Hot Rod” continued to wrestle for the WWF until 1992 (minus a hiatus for Hollywood in 1988), but returned several times in 1994, 1995 & 1996, before Roddy joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling at the Halloween Havoc 1996 PPV.
In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his old rival “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † R.I.P.!
April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015
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• Reason Behind The Miz Being Moved To RAW
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, former WWE Champion The Miz switched brands and will now be appearing on Monday nights.
According to Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer, The Miz was shifted to RAW to promote his Miz & Mrs. show one more night due to weak viewership for season 2:
“One person in the company did suggest this to me. The reason The Miz is now on RAW is because that gives them an extra day to plug Miz & Mrs. which apparently the debut number was not good.
It was lower than I believe the lowest number from season one and that was the debut of season two and so I guess if Miz is on RAW then they got an extra day to promote Miz & Mrs. and I guess they figure that maybe that’ll help bring up the rating, so there you go.”