Commenter Of The Day: Rowdy Roddy Piper Edition

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There have been many wrestlers with crossover careers in film and television. From Andre The Giant to The Rock, they're massive and are often well-trained as performers. We wouldn't exactly consider "Rowdy" Roddy Piper to be as famous as an actor as he has been as a professional wrestler, but he manages to appear just about everywhere. You may have seen him in the Highlander tv show or, more recently, on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia as the wrestler "Da' Maniac." His best role? As the transient protagonist in the creepy John Carpenter film They Live, which includes one of the most famous fights in film history. It takes six minutes and is completely epic. GM has been on the receiving end of a Roddy Piper-sized smackdown over the Chevy Volt dancers. How did this happen? doug-g has a theory


When I was in high school there was a guy in my class who thought he was the hottest shit going. Athletic, prominent family, nice looking. He was totally in love with himself.

One day an average kid from the "other side of the tracks" took him out behind the school and literally beat the crap out of him. The whole school watched and teachers held back jumping in. It wasn't really life-threatening. More of a systematic dismantling.

The physical wounds healed but, he no longer knew who he was. The hot shit act was done. His attempts to adjust to his new reality seemed fake and insincere.

I only bring this up because it reminds me of the "new GM". They've been slapped off their pedestal and have no idea what to do. So, they come up with pathetic shit like this.

We agree, though we're troubled that teachers stood by while someone was beaten so hard he literally crapped himself.


Roberto G.

It depends... someone on the contrary comes out from the beating more strong and more badass than ever, willing to turn into a pile of shit all the bastards who made him suffer... it's the Rambo syndrome. Hope GM will get it soon.