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Wrestling World Reacts To Roddy Piper’s Death

As we noted before, TMZ broke out the news that WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper passed away at the age of 61. Below are comments from various wrestling personalities about this unfortunate incident:

TMZ obtained the following statement from Hulk Hogan: “I will forever miss him. He was my best friend. He is a legend. God’s gain is our loss. May his family in this time of need, find peace. Much love forever, HH.”


Steve Austin: “I am shocked and saddened to hear of Roddy Piper’s passing. He was one of a kind and one of the all time greats. #prowrestling”
Chris Jericho: “Sorry to hear of the passing of my friend and Wrestlemania rival #RoddyPiper.”
Jim Ross: “I’m inducting Jim Crockett, Sr tonight into @NWALegends Hall of Heroes w/ a heavy heart. #RIPRoddyPiper my friend. Thoughts w/ his family.”
Virgil: “RIP my brother Roddy Piper. I’m crushed.”
Goldberg: “#RIP #RoddyPiper ……..damn sure one of the good guys. Gonna miss ya buddy”
John Cena: “One of the true greats of all time. My heart goes out to his family and the fans he entertained over the years. RIP Rowdy.”
Vince McMahon: “Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE”
Goldust: “He was a friend and a mentor! HotRod, you will be missed. #RIPRoddyPiper”
Edge: “Grew up a fan(still have my Hot Rod shirt), became a colleague, and most importantly, became a friend. Bagpipes are playing #RIPHotRod”
Howard Finkel: “Extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Roddy Piper. He was one of the true all-time greats in our industry! RIP, Hot Rod…”

JBL: “Just heard my friend and a huge influence on me Hot Rod-Roddy Piper has passed away. Rest well friend, you will be missed. #lifeWellLived”
MVP: “Just heard about the Hot Rod. All I can say is damn. Another one gone. He was always so cool with me. We had some great talks. RIPower”
Kevin Nash: “RIP to Roddy Piper. Prayers to his family and loved ones.”
X-Pac: “Completely devastated right now, as is everyone. We’ve lost two of the greatest of all time in a matter of weeks. 1st Dream & now Roddy. ”

Victoria: “He was legendary, not just as a wrestler, but as a human being. #RIPRowdyRoddyPiper @R_Roddy_Piper”
Rob Van Dam: “Just heard and it has temporarily stopped my fun at NWAfanfest. RIP Roddy Piper. Now that was a legend.”
Young Bucks: “Spent much of my childhood, in my room watching Piper on Coliseum Video. This one hurts. RIP.”
Gail Kim: “RIP Roddy Piper ? im at a loss for words … He was always a class act and gentleman when I had the privilege of working with him #Legend”

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