To celebrate the release of Rowdy, the new biography of the late WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper by his children Ariel and Colt Toombs, Penguin Random House Canada put together a pretty awesome wrestling name generator. All you have to do is enter your real name and find out what your in-ring name would be if you were a professional fisticuffer/grappler-performer-person. This is because … Continue reading Figure Out Your In-Ring Name with this Wrestling Name Generator!
It’s time for Episode 122 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses China’s vertical, space-saving school, Windows 95 on Android Wear, a gamer’s PSP memorial, and Disney princesses head to the squared-circle! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “A Proper Memorial for the PSP – WIRed #122”
You know what’s awesome? Professional Wrestling! You what also pretty darn awesome? Walt Disney animated movies (The Lion King FOR THE WIN)! But do you truly know what’s really, super-freaking awesome. A mash-up of professional wrestling AND Walt Disney characters; namely the Disney princesses. That would a little extra interest in women’s wrestling outside of attending a Hoodslam event.
Continue reading “What If Disney Princesses Were In The WWE…”
This week on WIRed, there’s a building in Japan that looks like that guy from that thing, former NASA make something really cool — because reasons –, NBA 2K13 makes Space Jam even MORE awesome, why you should be weary before going on Piper’s Pit! Continue reading “Itt In Japan Bullet-Timing Space Jams Piper’s Pit- WIRed #78”
In 1984, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was given his own unscripted interview segment called Piper’s Pit, in which he talked to other WWF superstars, however those talks would often result in brawls between Piper and whoever his guest was during the segment. According to Piper, the main purpose and use of the Piper’s Pit segments was to help Piper create and/or maintain feuds with other wrestlers, retain heat with fans, and heal some nagging injuries. From my own memories, Piper’s Pit had some memorable moments that were notable for their comedy, brutality, shock, and changed the course of the careers of the WWF superstars who were guests. Continue reading “My Two Favorite “Piper’s Pit” Moments”
Don’t get scared; Get Nerdy! Also, ZOMBIES & KITE-EATING TREES!!
This week on WIRed, we talk about Canstruction, Germany’s plan to clone Christmas trees, how to properly say certain video game title, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper goes Dickens on us all! Continue reading “CANstructing Cloned Trees & Pronouncing Game Titles with Ebenezer Roddy Piper – WIRed #27”
On December 20th in 1985, the WWF’s midweek, hour-long talk show, Tuesday Night Titans aired a parody skit inspired by the Charles Dicken’s classic, “A Christmas Carol,” starring “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. For the unfamiliar, Tuesday Night Titans (or TNT; named after the WWF’s then-parent company, Titan Sports) was a a loose parody of your typical late-night talk show, hosted by WWF Chairman Vince McMahon and “sidekick” Lord Alfred Hayes conducting interviews with the WWF superstars (while they remained in character) and participating in several series of skits. In this skit, the WWF’s bad boy, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper plays the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and is being visited by the three spirits, and — of course — hilarity ensures. Check out the entire four-minute skit after the break. Continue reading “Late Christmas Gift: The Ghosts visit Ebenezer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper”
Soon after The Undertaker made his World Wrestling Federation debut at the Survivor Series in 1990, he set his cross-hairs on the World Wrestling Federation Championship and it’s then-title holder, Hulk Hogan. Everything initially began on November 16, 1991, when Ric Flair and The Undertaker attacked Hulk Hogan on the set of Paul Bearer’s Funeral Parlor interview show, but later Randy Savage and Roddy Piper fought off both Undertaker and Flair to protect Hogan. This would culminate in Hogan facing off with Undertaker for the championship at the 1991 Survivor Series, coined as “The Gravest Challenge.” Check out more about the match (including a video) and the fallout after the break. Continue reading “WWF Championship: The Undertaker vs. Hulk Hogan, Survivor Series 1991”