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Roddy Piper Fight-Worn Jacket as The Canadian – COA Provenance LOA & 100% Authentic TeamGo Back
Winning Bid: $550.00
Winning Bid: $550.00
Auction ends: September 14, 2019 8:00 PM
Total price with Buyers Premium: $660.00
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The “Hot Rod”, Rowdy Roddy Piper was one of the WWE’s greatest in-ring specialists mixing technical skills with theatrical prowess. He arrived in the WWE as the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling era began to boom, Piper was perfectly at home. The splash, color and showmanship of the ’80’s was tailor-made for his wild-child persona. It was during this time that he went from being a star in the territories to a Superstar around the world.
Roddy Piper’s over-the-top antics and out-of-control behavior made him the WWE Superster fans loved to hate. But one small and very special audience was always in Piper’s corner no mater what: his family. For Piper’s wife Kitty and their four children (Anastacia, Ariel, Colton and Falon), wrestling’s greatest heel was their biggest hero.
By late 1975 and early 1976, Piper was a top villain for Mike and Gene LeBell’s NWA Hollywood Wrestling. In 1977–78, he also started to work for Roy Shire’s NWA San Francisco Wrestling in addition to remaining with the Los Angeles office, where Piper developed his Rowdy character. During this time, he made continuous insults directed at the area’s Mexican community; he later promised to repent by playing the Mexican national anthem on his bagpipes only to anger the fans further by playing “La Cucaracha” instead, which in turn caused a riot. Piper also managed a stable of wrestlers in California.
In the Los Angeles area, Piper feuded with Chavo Guerrero Sr., and his father Gory Guerrero. Piper and Chavo Guerrero faced each other in several matches for the Jules Strongbow Memorial Scientific Trophy. Piper also defeated Chavo for the Americas Heavyweight Title. During the feud, Piper lost a hair match and had his head shaved. Piper appeared in several loser leave town matches and was forced to leave the territory. He also appeared in the territory as The Masked Canadian. In his first televised match as The Masked Canadian, Piper teamed with Chavo in a match against Black Gordman and Goliath for the Americas Tag Team Championship. Piper and Guerrero lost the match and faced each other two days later, with Piper defeating Guerrero for the Americas Heavyweight Championship. Piper wrestled as The Masked Canadian for several months until he was unmasked by Hector Guerrero.
Presented directly from his family is this ring worn leather jacket from his time as, “The Canadian”. The brown leather jacket features great fringe accents around the middle and bottom portion. Interior label shows that it was made by Aljac in Canada [size] 42. There is a discoloration spot on the sleeve. Overall, a tremendous jacket from early in Piper’s career before he was in the WWF/WWE.
The best part is that the collection also includes an original Championship Wrestling program from his time in the NWA. It shows a photo in the interior of him wearing the unique jacket. The jacket also includes a signed provenance letter from the Piper family and a personal note included from Piper’s wife to him in the pocket. She wrote inspirational poetry to him as he was on the road. .
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Authentication: Provenance Letter & 100% Authentic Team & Photo Match.