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  1. Rick58 is offline

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    Pro Wrestler Roddy Piper Trained By Gene LeBell

    I read that Pro wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper was trained by Gene LeBell in is formative years. I was wondering what kind of skills Piper might have outside of Pro Wrestling? I know his son is in MMA.
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    Wow... you need to look it up, and read Gene's book. Piper is one of the few black belts Gene gave out.....
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    I was curious if Piper was in reality as tough in real life as he portrayed in the ring?
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    I wouldn't ever say a professional wrestler is soft, look at the punishment and abuse they put their bodies through for a show. But I have a ton of respect for Roddy Piper for his work ethic and willingness to go through pain. This knowledge just adds to my respect for him it would have been nice if he could have competed in judo though.
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    Oh, I'm not saying any of those guys are softies. I myself am a fan of Piper. I read his book where he stated that he was trained by Lebell but didn't really describe the training. Was he trained in judo? I know his body went through hell and been through cancer and hip replacement. Just that alone makes him one tough mutha! I guess what I was trying to say if he was the street fighter he said he was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas View Post
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    And I believe the story is that Gene forgot to present Roddy his black belt at the academy...so he sent it to him in the mail. !?!

    I've often thought it would be interesting to look at the crossover between judo and pro wrestling...there are a lot of judo moves that have turned up in the pro wrestling arsenal of "show holds", for example seoi-nage and the flying mare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas View Post
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    One of the best movie fights EVER !!

    PUT THESE ON !!

    SMACK! THUD! CRASH !!

    ****.. YOU..MAN !!

    Too bad its not a better film overall..but that fight was great.

    Oh, and Pro Wrestlers are far from soft...those guys can take punishment.
    Actually, I was playing road hockey ta couple of weeks ago with a guy who wrestles on the B circuit..he said he makes about $30,000- $40,000 a year and has had several surgeries , he's broken bones and **** and spent a lot of time on the mend. But he enjoys it..only has a few years left so he is trying to save as much as he can.
    Doesn't seem like a lot of money to punish your body that way, but he likes what he does..
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    If had the chance any of you guys would step in the ring with Piper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Tortelli View Post
    Stay asleep.

    And I believe the story is that Gene forgot to present Roddy his black belt at the academy...so he sent it to him in the mail. !?!

    I've often thought it would be interesting to look at the crossover between judo and pro wrestling...there are a lot of judo moves that have turned up in the pro wrestling arsenal of "show holds", for example seoi-nage and the flying mare.

    lots of judo cross over in japanese wrestling. naoya ogawa's finishing move is osoto, which he calls, 'Space Tornado Ogawa', wtf.... but i am not convinced that seoi-nage and 'the flying mare' came directly from judo influence.

    do you remember bad news brown? that was Allen Coage, RIP, olympic judo bronze medalist. i still think he was the stone cold prototype.




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