In the Pit with Piper

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Penguin, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Here, in his own words, is the story of one of the greatest wrestlers ever-Rowdy Roddy Piper. The bagpipe-playing legend gets down and dirty about the world of professional wrestling-and his own career.

He takes readers back to his life as a teenage runaway and his first match, when he stepped into the ring for $25. He recalls his triumph as the youngest World Light Heavyweight Champion, and how he helped make the World Wrestling Federation the phenomenon it is today with little more than a microphone stand and a bow tie.

From a man who joined the game long before it emerged as big-time entertainment comes a story that tells it like it is-and that's filled with as much excitement as the jam-packed arenas where he fought his fiercest foes.
 

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I found it to be a very entertaining book. It has lots of funny anecdotes about Piper's interactions with wrestlers, promoters, and fans both in and before the WWF, or WWE as they now like to be ... Read full review

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A great book detailing Roddy's long, hard road to the top and some of the sad truths about the darker side of professional wrestling. The book is full of many wonderful stories that are too wild to be made up. A must read for anyone who ever enjoyed Piper's Pit and Roddy's wild antics.

Contents

The Les llngeles Years
20
the Square
50
The Portland Yeais
63
The Charlotte Years
86
The New York Years
127
The War to Settle the Score
142
WrestIeMenie
153
and III
172
The Grand Jury
187
The Sickness
198
Hot in the Box
215
Roddy Bets Rowdy
225
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Rowdy Roddy Piper is one of America's greatest wrestlers. He was born in Canada and has been wrestling professionally for over 30 years. This is his first book.

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