Recently, I’ve been watching a variety of old Piper’s Pit videos on YouTube. It reminds me of an era where people could cut promos, get heat, be controversial to sell tickets without the PC fanatics and cancel culture riding up ones bunghole. However, probably the most infamous of these skits was the one where Jimmy Snuka got smacked by a coconut. I decided to do some research on the subject matter because something struck me that I wasn’t aware of until the Dark Side of the Ring episode: the death of Nancy Argentino.
Pro-wrestling has had so many shocking deaths over the years. A few hurt really hard for me since certain wrestlers meant an incredible amount to me as a fan, especially those I grew up with. Roddy Piper, the Hot Rod, certainly was one of the most influential wrestlers that impacted my life in a large number of ways and hearing his passing has stung me quite deeply.