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Roddy Piper Fight-Worn Panther Shirt Japanese Wrestling – COA Provenance LOA & 100% Authentic TeamGo Back
Winning Bid: $627.26
Winning Bid: $627.26
Auction ends: September 14, 2019 8:00 PM
Total price with Buyers Premium: $752.71
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Approaching ringside from west coast Dublin, weighing 232 pounds, Rowdy Roddy Piper….
Rowdy Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs. He first appeared in the ring in Canada at the age of 15. He wore a kilt – you’ve got to be tough to pull that off – and bagpipes played as he walked in, hence Roddy Piper.
When he joined the WWE in the ’80s, he was a villain, going up against Hulk Hogan, who at the time, at least, was the hero. But Piper’s gift as a performer went beyond the ring. He had an interview show, “Piper’s Pit.” Piper’s interview technique was simple – agitate the subject and get him to fight.
In 1991 Piper was involved in a motorcycle accident, but was still present at matches at WrestleMania VII and SummerSlam. He renewed his feud with Ric Flair and at the 1992 Royal Rumble defeated The Mountie for his first, and only, Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship. He lost it soon after to Bret Hart and WrestleMania VIII. Following his title loss to Hart, Piper disappeared from the WWF. He made his return playing the bagpipes at SummerSlam.
Presented are items from his personal collection that were kept by his family. This particular piece is a classic panther tee-shirt which dates to early in his career. It was worn in the ring by Piper features a portrait of a panther on the front with the Japanese flag and does show some wear (fade etc.). The famed panther shirt was a nod to the rowdy Scot’s predatory cat–like dominance over the squared circle.
Of note, the interior tagging is removed. The shirt includes a family provenance letter and a Japanese magazine, and photo style matches from them for ease of authentication.
Size tag was removed from the collar but the shirt measures approximately 17″ across the chest and 24″ from shoulder to bottom of the shirt.
Authentication: Provenance Letter & 100% Authentic Team