In a press release, Jeff Jarrett revealed that GFW will be helping to promote the final movie that Roddy Piper ever starred in. The film is called The Masked Saint, and it will be released in theaters next January. Prior to his death from a heart attack, Piper had agreed to work for Global Force Wrestling as an ambassador. That would have helped draw in fans to the promotion.
August 12, 2015
Prior to his death, Roddy Piper had apparently reached a deal with GFW to start working for the promotion. The plan was for him to do a Piper's Pit segment at one of the television taping to help the company pitch to the various television networks. Unfortunately, though, the agreement could not come to fruition. Piper had been released from his contract with WWE not too long ago.
August 4, 2015
As some of you may already know, Ronda Rousey has a huge UFC fight tonight against Bethe Correia. After finding out about his death on Friday, Rousey has decided to dedicate the fight to Roddy Piper, the man who bestowed his nickname to her. Rousey is a well known fan of professional wrestling, and she has gotten to meet some of her childhood favorites through the years.
August 1, 2015
Initially, when word spread that Roddy Piper had died, the mainstream media stated that it was due to natural causes. Those reports have now been updated. The former United States Heavyweight Champion actually passed away in his sleep because of a heart attack. His family members reiterated that the legendary performer was free of cancer at the time of his death.
July 31, 2015