A week later, the wrestling world is still reeling from the loss of WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Tributes have been pouring in since his passing, with emotional memories from Ric Flair and Bret Hart, to UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey dedicating her trouncing of Bethe Correia to Hot Rod. WWE’s 10-bell salute and video package will make you cry no matter how many times you watch it.
Our new favorite tribute, however, comes from World Wrestling News and is just two and a half minutes of Roddy Piper poking people in the eyes, set to Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.” It’s one of those things you didn’t know that you needed, but are happy to have. John Cusack should stand outside somebody’s window holding up a laptop playing this video.
Make sure you watch long enough for Ric Flair to show up, because The Nature Boy always sold Piper’s eye pokes like he’d been shot in the chest with an arrow. We’ll continue to miss you, Hot Rod, and we hope you’re up in Heaven no-selling an atomic drop from St. Peter and jabbing your fingers into his eyes.
(Video via World Wrestling News on Facebook)