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 92 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the 99% Invisible podcast, a working LEGO computer keyboard, a theoretical look at a remastered Rescue Rangers game, and UFC Champ Ronda Rousey possibly eyeing WrestleMania 31? Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “99% Invisi-LEGO Keys Rescue Ranges Rousey-Mania – WIRed #92”
Let me get my three personal feelings on UFC Women’s Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey out of the way. First, she’s a very talented and skilled fighter; second, she’s a very beautiful and pleasant person; and third, if she happens to take offensive to #1 & #2, I know she’ll knock me down with a solid strike or break my arm. So with that knowledge, for the remainder of this short post, I’ll tread very VERY lightly, and get to the story. TMZ posted some footage of the UFC champion practicing a few pro wrestling moves with her roommate and fellow UFC fighter Shayna Baszler a couple of weeks ago. Continue reading “UFC Star Ronda Rousey Open To Wrestling A Match For WWE At WrestleMania 31”
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”
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”