Mark Madden

Mark Madden

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In 1999 on HBO’s “Politically Incorrect,” Bill Maher made the mistake of thinking he could out-talk Roddy Piper. Roddy changed the questions, and the answers.

Maher is lucky Madusa didn’t kick the crap out of him. (She could have. Easily.)

Roddy passed away in 2015. He is extremely missed.

Roddy’s point about “fake” is well-taken. That word is insulting to the pro wrestling business.

Scripted? Pre-determined? Worked? Those terms can’t be denied.

But the toll that pro wrestling takes on a performer’s body is also undeniable. So is the athleticism. A price is paid that is anything but fake.

Pro wrestling isn’t fake. It never has been. Roddy Piper wasn’t fake, either.

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