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WWE: Born to Controversy - The Roddy Piper Story

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Born To Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story:

For more than twenty years, sports entertainment has not had a personality as unique as Hall of Famer and WWE Legend, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. The "Hot Rod," whose intense rivalry with Hulk Hogan launched WrestleMania, and who continues to be a controversial figure, has entertained millions with his matches, interviews, and movies. This three-disc set traces the amazing journey of Roddy Piper, and his many stops along the way, including WWE, WCW, NWA, Hollywood, and beyond. Many of Piper's most popular "Piper's Pit" segments, which thrilled fans with their unpredictable nature, will be included. Matches featured on the DVD will be against top rivals, such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Bret "Hit Man" Hart, and more.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Roddy Piper, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: World Wrestling
  • DVD Release Date: November 14, 2006
  • Run Time: 540 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000H6SXVK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,468 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
First, I want to say that Roddy Piper is the reason why I'm a wrestling fan today.

With that said, I'm very disappointed with this DVD set. The extras, which I'll get to

in a minute, are tremendous and it's worth buying this DVD set for them alone, but

the documentary is easily the WORST ever produced by WWE. This documentary makes the

Dusty Rhodes documentary look like pure truth. I was hoping to learn a great deal about Piper,

his days in Portland Wrestling, his legendary feud with Ric Flair over the NWA United States

Title and the truth surrounding his most controversial moments in wrestling. Instead, I get

a documentary that offers no new info that I haven't already heard or read about, and it's almost

entirely presented in kayfabe!?

It's insulting as a fan that Piper and his opponents expect us to believe that they never really

knew how the angles and matches were going to turn out and that they just unfolded. Come on!

For example, both Piper and Snuka talk about their famous Piper's Pit segment as if it were a shoot.

Most WWE documentaries do this from one degree to another, but this is the first that has done it

for nearly the entire feature. Very disappointing. Also, Piper was at his BEST during his stint in Portland

Wrestling and the NWA, but if you blink you'll miss the part about Portland and they only talk about

Piper's Dog Collar match with Greg Valentine from the first Starrcade when talking about his time in

the NWA. Piper came into the NWA and was so hot at the time that he quickly feuded with

Ric Flair and they traded the NWA United States Title!
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Format: DVD
Without a doubt, one of the biggest icons in this business and one of the biggest originators in the business. Before Jake Roberts' Snake Pit, Carlito's Cabana, Jericho's Highlight Reel, The Brother Love Show...the original was Piper's Pit. Before wrestlers did movies...he starred in "They Live". I could go into more but I think you get the point. Roddy Piper was an innovator in this business and one of the men who just knew how to hold the crowd into the palm of his hand. With new comments from Piper along with some old clips (ala Wrestlers Of 80's DVD) along with comments from such performers as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jim Ross, Cowboy Bob & Randy Orton amongst others. Bottom line, "The Boss Is Back"...on DVD. And I just also happened to get the special 4 disc set from Circuit City with extra Piper's Pits as well.

The documentry stars out with Roddy growing up in different cities all over the world & leaving home at the age of 13 and breaking into wrestling with his first match with Larry Hennig (Mr. Perfect's dad) that set a record that Roddy still brags about to this day. His travel from different wrestling territories including a territory in Mexico that saw a fued he had with Chavo Guerrero Sr. (Chavo Classic) that resulted in his first major wrestling fued is shown. Roddy Piper's first big break in Portland Wrestling is covered. Piper & others talk about his time in NWA Mid-Alantic wrestling that started his relationship with Ric Flair and the brutial Starrcade '83 Dog Collar match against Greg Valentine which resulted in 50% of his hearing damaged. Piper's venture into the WWF and the story behind him being a manager for a while is talked about next along complete with stories of his relationship with Cowboy Bob Orton, Mr.
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Format: DVD
This three-disc set covers the extensive career of the 'Hot Rod', whose intense rivalry with Hulk Hogan highlighted the infamous War to Settle the Score and the first ever Wrestlemania. Sometimes hated, sometimes loved the 'Rowdy one' never failed to entertain, especially on his revolutionary popular interview segment, Piper's Pit. This DVD set features Piper's unique comments on his childhood, getting into the business at 15, working with Mr. T, wrestling promoters, his movie appearances, working in WCW, his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, and much more. In addition, fellow Superstars Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, 'Cowboy' Bob Orton, Greg 'The Hammer' Valentine, and many more offer their personal takes on the 'Hot Rod'.

This three-disc set is packed with amazing extras including:

More than 20 years of Piper's Pit

A collection of professional wrestling's most unique and entertaining interview segment.

Some of 'Rowdy' Roddy' Piper's greatest matches:

Roddy Piper & Mike Popovich vs. Buddy Rose & Rip Oliver

Portland Wrestling

Northwest Heavyweight Title Match

Roddy Piper vs. Buddy Rose

Portland Wrestling

Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship Match

Roddy Piper vs. Jack Brisco

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling - 07/07/82

Dog Collar Match for the NWA United States Championship

Roddy Piper vs. Greg Valentine

Starrcade - 24/11/83

Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff vs. Hulk Hogan & Mr. T

WrestleMania - 31/03/85

Roddy Piper vs. Paul Orndorff

Saturday Night's Main Event - 05/10/85

Boxing Match

Roddy Piper vs. Mr. T

WrestleMania 2 - 07/04/86

Roddy Piper vs.
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does this DVD set have EVERY pipers pit ever ?
no just the 3rd disc of some
Jan 11, 2015 by chris |  See all 2 posts
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