​The Official Synopsis For The Roddy Piper Book, + WWE To Announce Their Q1 Results Next Month


WWE announced on Wednesday that they will be releasing their first quarter financial results for 2016 on Tuesday, May 10th. Vince McMahon and George Barrios will be participating in a media/stockholders conference call at 11AM ET.

WWE’s corporate website will be hosting a live webcast of the call at this link. Participants can access the conference call by dialing 855-200-4993 FREE (toll free) or 913-489-5104 from outside the United States (conference ID for both lines: 954961).

Random House Publishing has released the official synopsis for their upcoming “Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story” book.. As previously reported here on eWrestlingNews.com, the book is set to be released on October 4th and is four-hundred pages in length; The book was originally set to be an autobiography before he passed away. Ariel and Colt Toombs, Roddy’s two children, wound up finishing the book.

Here is the official synopsis:

In early 2015, Roderick Toombs, aka Rowdy Roddy Piper, began researching his own autobiography with a trip through Western Canada. He was re-discovering his youth, a part of his life he never discussed during his 61 years, many spent as one of the greatest talents in the history of pro wrestling. Following his death due to a heart attack that July, two of his children took on the job of telling Roddy’s story, separating fact from fiction in the extraordinary life of their father.

Already an accomplished wrestler before Wrestlemania in 1985, Roddy Piper could infuriate a crowd like no “heel” before him. The principal antagonist to all-American champion Hulk Hogan, Piper used his quick wit, explosive ring style and fearless baiting of audiences to push pro wrestling to unprecedented success. Wrestling was suddenly pop culture’s main event. An actor with over 50 screen credits, including the lead in John Carpenter’s #1 cult classic, They Live, Piper knew how to keep fans hungry, just as he’d kept them wishing for a complete portrait of his most unusual life. He wanted to write this book for his family; now they have written it for him.

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