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Portland Wrestling: 1980 (VOLUME 12)

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Portland Wrestling
1980
VOLUME 12

The current Portland wrestling champions are as follows as of 9/20/1980:
NWA World Champion: Harley Race (9/9/1980)
PNW Heavyweight Champion: Roddy Piper (9/4/1980)
PNW Tag Team Champions: Rip Oliver & Fidel Cortez (9/12/1980)

Your host is Frank Bonnema.
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Portland Wrestling: 1980 (VOLUME 11)

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Portland Wrestling
1980
VOLUME 11

The current Portland wrestling champions are as follows as of 8/30/1980:
NWA World Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
PNW Heavyweight Champion: Buddy Rose (8/16/1980)
PNW Tag Team Champions: Roddy Piper & Mike Popovich (8/28/1980)

Your host is Frank Bonnema.
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Portland Wrestling: 1980 (VOLUME 10)

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Portland Wrestling
1980
VOLUME 10

The current Portland wrestling champions are as follows as of 8/16/1980:
NWA World Champion: Harley Race (11/7/1979)
PNW Heavyweight Champion: Rick Martel (3/22/1980)
PNW Tag Team Champions: Roddy Piper & Rick Martel (8/5/1980)

Your host is Frank Bonnema.
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Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story (DISC ONE)

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Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story
Disc One
Released: November 14, 2006

So originally tonight, I was planning to do the recap for part one of the Ultima Lucha show for Lucha Underground, but the passing of Roddy Piper means a whole lot more to me personally as I am a huge Piper fan. Never the greatest in-ring guy, but my goodness he was money on the microphone. Not only was he an amazing heel who knew exactly how to get heat, but he was a fantastic babyface who might be the greatest at the small stuff like always paying respect to his fans. No matter how big wrestling got, he always managed to treat the live audience like every positive response he received really meant something to him. That always stuck with me. But to keep this short, I will say that I believe he was such a well-rounded talent, just as likeable as he was able to make you hate him, and must-see TV when he was around. Read the rest of this entry

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