Roddy Piper

I could take ’em

I watched that terrible Giant Robot Duel. They were slow, clumsy, and stupid, with nothing but ginned-up drama to add some fake excitement to …

WWE

Watch Trailer for New 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Documentary

A percentage of all sales from the new movie chronicling the life of wrestler will go to the Doernbecher Children's Hospital<p>A new documentary …

WWE

17 Classic Movies That Were Saved By Studio Interference

In an alternate 1985, American movie audiences saw a movie called <i>Spaceman From Pluto</i>, wherein Eric Stoltz's time-traveling DeLorean is sent back to …

Movies

The Twisted and Terrible History of Men Fighting Bears

Kangaroos aren't the only animals who have been forced to face human beings in combat. We take a look at the centuries-old history of men stepping into the ring – or cage – to fight bears.<p><i>This article first appeared on VICE Sports.</i><p>For every majestic wild who just wants to mind their own business in …

Animals

Outta Nowhere: 15 Times Wrestlers Met Your Favorite Heroes

There is an oft-repeated adage in wrestling, that the point isn’t to fight, the point is to grab a limb and tell a story. Wrestling without a …

Movies

WWE Wants Bradley Cooper To Play Vince McMahon In A Biopic, So Let’s Cast Everyone Else

Over the weekend, news broke (via PWInsider) that Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper had been offered the lead role in WWE Studios’ <i>Pandemonium</i>, a Vince McMahon biopic being co-produced by TriStar. They want a big name for the role, and while the news is currently “they offered it to him” and not …

WWE

Starrcade Returns: 7 Greatest Matches in the NWA/WCW Event's History

Starrcade was so often the Ric Flair show.<p>The 16-time world champion headlined the NWA (and later WCW) mega event 10 times. And Flair annually made the most of that grand stage. The list of best Starrcade bouts is brimming with The Nature Boy's performances.<p>And now, some 17 years since the last …

WWE

From Bobby Heenan to Randy Savage: 10 much missed greats from the golden age of WWE

If you were watching wrestling in the late 1980s, there was one voice in particular who stood out.<p>Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan was a master of his trade …

WWE

Men better at Scrabble than women? I know a four-letter word for that

Scientists say men excel at the word game because women don’t like pointless hobbies. But I can’t believe this – I’m devoted to wasting time<p>Another week, another academic study asserting that “men are just better at this thing because ...” – this time in the much-anticipated (by someone out there, …

Opinion

How hate groups tried (and failed) to co-opt popular culture

Neo-Nazis have attempted to use 80s John Carpenter movie They Live, Depeche Mode and Johnny Cash but they’ve been met with industry outrage<p>Johnny Cash was a troubled man, but a sensitive one. His music championed those that society had let down, the outcasts and jailbirds, and extended to them a …

Culture

Alterna Comics graphic novel “THE CHAIR” turned to film; Kickstarter launch, DVD/Blu-ray coming soon

We first broke news of THE CHAIR back in 2015 with an exclusive trailer that features Roddy Piper. Now, we’re glad to announce that you’ll be able to …

Horror Movies

Movie Roles That Were Only Ever Offered To One Actor

Most film productions go through a casting period that can take weeks, if not months, as the producers make sure they hire the right talent for the …

Movies

Penguins Alumni and Players Weekend Nickname Jerseys! | The Pensblog

Major League Baseball and its Players Association recently announced the much-ballyhooed Players Weekend which will take place August 25-27. For the …

Pittsburgh Penguins

The 10 best PPVs in wrestling history that you can watch on the WWE Network

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The debate over the greatest wrestling pay-per-view in history has been going on for ages.<p>What you believe to be the most entertaining three …

WWE

T-Shirt Tuesday: Best Transformers Shirts

Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like …

Geek

Report: Rousey Begins WWE Training

Remember that “major news” we were expecting?<p>Perhaps former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is going …

MMA & UFC

Dwayne Johnson's Ballers Gets Season 4 Order From HBO

In an announcement sure to please both <i>Ballers</i> fans and those that appreciate The Rock in general, HBO today announced that <i>Ballers</i> has been renewed …

TV

Rowdy Roddy Piper: WWE Superstars, Wrestling Legends, And Fans Remember “Hot Rod” Two Years After His Death

The world of professional wrestling has lost a number of superstars and wrestlers in the past few years, but it is hard to find one bigger than Rowdy …

WWE

Eli Roth Feels Like The Trump Administration Is Taking A Page Out Of Roddy Piper’s Playbook

<i>Hostel</i> director and cinema’s “Bear Jew” Eli Roth has noticed something familiar about how the Trump administration conducts business. In the filmmaker’s view, we’re getting a bizarre reboot of Reagan-era wrestling tactics in D.C. Considering Trump’s lengthy friendship with Vince McMahon, it’s not …

Celebrity News

O.J. Simpson Was Supposed To Wrestle For WWE At WrestleMania After His Acquittal Of Double Murder

With the news that O.J. Simpson is finally getting out of prison, a lot of news and rumors have been flying about the former NFL superstar. One …

WWE

Only Mexico City has the cojones for the Trump/They Live Billboard!

A few months ago my artist pal Mitch O'Connell launched a crowdfunded plan to pay tribute to the cult classic movie <i>They Live</i>, about a race of space …

Mexico City

John Carpenter's 'They Live' Is Still Great (and Relevant): Podcast

Did a month go by already? Geez ... sorry about that. On with the podcast!<p>Are we being manipulated by an alien race profiteering from our consumerist ways? Are hideous humanoid creatures walking (and copulating) among us undetected? Will an audience believe that Roddy Piper and Keith David would …

Movies

The Language of Storytelling Goes Beyond Words

I’m seventeen years old and all the oxygen in my body has abandoned me, fleeing through every accessible membrane like rats mindlessly abandoning a …

WWE

News of the Week: Jinder Mahal and The Look; Fandango on early career struggles and Enzo Amore makes pitch to work at SI Swimsuit

Jinder Mahal’s trajectory is hard to follow, yet his path to the top of the card is not overly complicated – and it is a textbook manifestation of …

WWE

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

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

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

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 …

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