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Rowdy Rodney Piper is alive!!!

What do Rowdy Rodney Piper, The Undertaker, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and I have in common?  Well, for one thing, we are all working in the same profession we were in the 80's.

I went to the Royal Rumble in Madison Square Garden tonight.  While I'll admit to watching wrestling in the 80's, its been a while so I have lost track of all of the story lines.  Further, I had no idea of what a Royal Rumble was.

For your edification, a Royal Rumble is a made for pay per view event in which thirty wrestling professionals enter the ring, one at a time after the first two, every ninety seconds.  The object is not to get thrown out of the ring and have both of your feet touch the floor.  The last one in wins.  Apparently, there are not thirty professional wrestlers of any name value.  To make up for this shortage, the WWE drags out poor retirees and tosses them into the squared circle.  I think this was done for the amusement and entertainment of wrestling fans.  The true fans next to me went crazy (think 11, its one more) when these icons of the 80's came out.

The Undertaker proved that HGH causes no harm, at least externally.  Mr. Piper and Snuka proved that one should not leave a physically demanding endeavour and stop exercising altogether, and still expect to be able to take one's shirt off in public.  It doesn't work.  At all.  Really.  Not at all.

I have pictures and if I knew how to insert them, I would.