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#RememberingRoddy: Hot Rod Pops Goldust's WrestleMania Cherry


We're mourning the death of the legendary "Rowdy" Roddy Piper here at the Smark Henry offices, and since it wouldn't be manly to drown our tears in a gallon of Cookie Butter ice cream and a Gossip Girl marathon, we're spending the day rewatching some great moments from the Rowdy One's career.

One of our favorite WrestleMania moments was way back at WrestleMania XII, when Hot Rod, peeved by the bizarrely suggestive homoerotic antics of a newly-debuted Goldust, challenged him to a Hollywood Backlot Brawl to "whip some manhood into him."


Was it politically-incorrect? Sure, but that was par for the course when it came to Roddy Piper.

The match itself was no technical masterpiece, for obvious reasons, but was memorable for so many little highlights, including some GTA-level vehicular violence...


The first recorded use of a fire hose as a foreign object in WWE programming... 


Piper dismantling Goldust's gold Cadillac with a baseball bat... 


A seriously manly beatdown on top of the limo... 


Some hardcore chain-choking action...



Goldust mounting Piper in a way you didn't want to see Goldust mounting a man... 


And a furious Piper taking matters into his own hands to literally strip Goldust of his dignity...


Yep. Of his dignity. 


Goldust would look at this match fondly years later. "Getting stripped down to my bare underwear in front of 25,000 screaming fans," mused the Bizarre One in an interview with WWE.com, "that was my WrestleMania moment."

You can watch the match right here. 


Goldust vs. 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper - Hollywood... by ShatteredDreamsProduction

Rest in peace, Mr. Piper. You weren't always proper, but you were one of a kind.




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