Roddy Piper

The fate of high-tops, the NCAA's amateur status and a fall in Croatia

rantnrave:// Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor? OK. It's happening. I didn't want to talk about it but it's too big to ignore. Is this when boxing …

Luka Modrić

The NBA is WWE and Draymond Green is ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper

Professional basketball and professional wrestling are virtually the same thing and Draymond Green is the villain to basketball that “Rowdy” Roddy …

Basketball

They Live reclassified as a documentary

THE John Carpenter film <i>They Live</i> is a documentary, it has been confirmed.

WWE

12 Wrestlers That Made Great Actors (And 7 That Were Terrible)

Wrestling isn’t a sport. It’s sports entertainment, a term first coined by WWE to effectively sum up what is essentially the perfect fusion of …

Movies

The Best And Worst Of WCW Bash At The Beach 1997

Previously on the Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page pinned Macho Man Randy Savage by cosplaying La Parka, Sister Sherri got kicked out of Harlem Heat for touching Flyboy Rocco Rock’s butthole, and a mannequin-based feud between Ric Flair and Rowdy Roddy Piper escalated to an …

WWE

Traina Thoughts: Vince McMahon once wanted O.J. Simpson vs. Roddy Piper at WrestleMania

<i>The best of the Internet, plus musings by SI.com writer, Jimmy Traina.</i><p><b>1</b>. Vince McMahon really is insane, and I don't mean that in a positive or …

WWE

14 Things Men Really Need To Stop Posting To Social Media

Dudes: Enough already.<p>Enough with the workout pics, the shirtless selfies, and images of the motorcycle you would own if you owned a motorcycle. …

Fantasy Sports

The Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro: Ric Flair And Rowdy Roddy Piper Finally Come To Blows

Previously on the Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro: Hollywood Hogan showed up for a few minutes to justify him being gone for another month and a half. Also, Dennis Rodman showed the world that he can deliver an elbow drop. Not a good one, mind you, but an elbow drop nonetheless.<p>Click here to …

WWE

Great Job, Internet!: Why They Live will never die

The election of Donald Trump to the presidency has lead to a cottage industry of think pieces evaluating science fiction and horror films anew for “the Trump era.” It’s the gift that keeps on giving, as the ideological lines and power structures people have been noting and satirizing for decades …

WWE

Count: Kevin Owens Set to Realize Potential on WWE SmackDown

<b>1. The Face of SmackDown</b><p>His voice dripping with disdain, Kevin Owens introduced himself on Tuesday's SmackDown before bashing his foe with right hands. The United States champ told the audience to put their hot dogs down and shut up, then proclaimed to be the face of America.<p>This is the Kevin Owens …

WWE

Great Job, Internet!: Why everything’s coming up Rock

You may or may not be surprised to learn that the best-paid Hollywood actor last year was Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. The Rock, taking in a whopping $64.5 million. Maybe it’s not that hard to understand: After all, he’s now a key component of the <i>Fast And The Furious</i> franchise, which just released its …

Movies

WWE WrestleMania 33: Greatest Celebrity Moments in the History of Event

WrestleMania is equal parts celebrity and athletic competition, and it has been that way since its beginning. And by being so, WrestleMania embodies the concept of "sports entertainment" better than anything else WWE does all year.<p>Sometimes, the celebrities are passive participants; they're …

WWE

Wrestling’s coming out party

The old joke went: What has 10 teeth?<p>Answer: The first 20 rows of any wrestling crowd.<p>Wrestlemania 1 changed all that with its hybrid mix of pop …

WWE

WWE WrestleMania 33: How Main Event Has Shifted from Performance to Spectacle

Creating a mainstream wrestling supershow is the toughest task any professional wrestling promotion will ever have, yet the WWE has become the master of the big show. The No. 1 event that the WWE has sold to the point of capturing the attention of the world is WrestleMania, a full night of the …

WWE

How Cyndi Lauper Was Essential in the Launch of WWE WrestleMania

Synthesizer-heavy music bleated, barely audible over the Madison Square Garden crowd, as Cyndi Lauper bounced toward the ring.<p>The pop singer with radioactive-orange hair and wrists covered in bangles charged ahead of the woman she would manage that night: Wendi Richter. Lauper climbed into the …

WWE

WWE WrestleMania: Top 25 Greatest Performers in Event History

WrestleMania is an event typically referred to as The Showcase of the Immortals and, over its 32 years, has been home to some of the most skilled, talented and unforgettable stars to ever lace a pair of boots. Many have chased immortality through unforgettable individual performances or classic …

WWE

WWE WrestleMania 2017: Ranking the Top 25 Cards in PPV's History

WrestleMania.<p>The mere mention of the word ignites a fire inside of wrestling fans and an excitement that cannot be matched by any other spectacular or sporting event on the calendar.<p>The opportunity to see the men and women of WWE set foot on the grandest stage in professional wrestling, each one …

WWE

WWE WrestleMania Flashback: Roddy Piper vs. Bret Hart

This week’s WrestleMania flashback takes a look at the Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper Intercontinental title clash from 1992<p>Welcome to the latest …

WWE

14 non-actors who totally nailed the part – singers, athletes, talk show hosts, doctors...

Acting. Easy, innit.<p>Some actors learn their craft over agonising years of training and tuition. Others though, are best known for doing something …

Movies

From Frogtown to Gastown: Feminism in the Apocalypse

These days I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what it means to be a woman in a man’s world. It’s hard to watch the news and not find myself …

Movies

WWE WrestleMania 33: Matches That Defined PPV's Legacy

WWE WrestleMania 33 will be massive—electricity surging though its bones before it even begins.<p>The Superstars who take the stage at the spectacle of theater and athleticism can thank the bouts that shaped the pay-per-view's legacy. Hulk Hogan's early battles helped establish the event. Shawn …

WWE

Celebrate the life of WWE star George ‘the Animal’ Steele with these 6 YouTube videos

For many WWE fans who first watched pro wrestling in the 1980s, George “the Animal” Steele was a terrifying presence. He was a big blob of a man with …

Pro Wrestling

Second Glance: The Pliable Political Commentary of ‘They Live’

The one-size-fits-all dogma of this 1988 action flick allows viewers to re-read and re-appropriate the movie for different eras.<p><i>Welcome to “Second</i> …

Movies

The Best And Worst Of WCW Monday Nitro 4/28/97: Whatever

RAINMAKER POSE!<p>Previously on the Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro: Hollywood Hogan teamed up with the latest members of the New World Order, Grace Jones and Robert Vaughn, to film <i>McCinsey’s Island</i>, a movie about ex-military searching for buried treasure or something and breakdancing with sassy …

WWE

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dead at 73

Legendary professional wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who thrilled fans for decades with his splash from the top rope as one of the original high flyers, died Sunday. He was 73.<p>His daughter, who wrestles under the name Tamina Snuka, posted on Instagram with the hashtag …

Sports

Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka, WWE Hall of Famer, Dies at 73

Legendary pro wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka died Sunday after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 73.<p>His daughter, WWE …

WWE

Nazis Claim a Sci-Fi Director Made a Film About a Mass Jewish Conspiracy. He Didn't—But Watch Anyway.

John Carpenter’s films mean a lot of things to a lot of people. The director of such beloved cult items as “Halloween,” “Vampires,” and “Escape from …

Jewish Culture

WWE Royal Rumble: Power Ranking Every Battle Royal Match of All Time

Every year, WWE presents its annual Royal Rumble match, a 30-man, over-the-top-rope contest to determine the No. 1 contender to the world title at WrestleMania.<p>In its 29 years of existence, the match has spawned some of the most unforgettable moments and most recognizable victors in WWE history.<p>But …

WWE

Why Do Internet Nazis Think ’80s Cult Classic They Live Is an Anti-Jewish Conspiracy?

Last night, acclaimed horror director John Carpenter tweeted out a clarification of his 1988 cult classic <i>They Live</i> that it's hard to imagine anyone …

David Icke

Judge dismisses murder case against former wrestling star Snuka

Former professional wrestlers Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and "Rowdy Roddy Piper look on as Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka steps into the ring to battle WWE …

Lawsuits