The WWE family lost another member last week when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper passed away suddenly at the age of 61. Former legends and current WWE stars have been paying tribute to Hot Rod all weekend long. Longtime friend Ric Flair paid his respects in a written statement and even Rhonda Rousey dedicated her fight over the weekend to Piper.
Chris Jericho joined The Rich Eisen Show today to discuss Piper’s passing and his own relationship with Roddy. Eisen’s show was the last public appearance for Piper before his death. In the interview, Jericho explained how Roddy made it a point to make sure fans got the most out of the experience as much as possible.
While all of the letters and dedications are touching, it’s was the WWE Raw Tribute to Roddy Piper that really choked up the fans and WWE stars. It was just a few months ago the WWE said goodbye to another legend, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, so this WWE Raw Tribute to Roddy Piper was probably even harder to take on the heels of that emotional sendoff.
The show kicked off the ten bell salute and countless WWE star adorning the classic Hot Rod shirt. After the salute, a video package chronicling Piper’s illustrious career played and included his greatest WWE moments and even a few pop culture moments like his appearance in the movie They Live.
Watch the WWE Raw Tribute to Roddy Piper here.