Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Roddy Piper and Colt Toombs

I have met Roddy Piper a few times.  He is larger than life, but very humble as well.  He is one interesting person.  One thing I have learned about him is his deep love for his family.  A few years back, I got to witness a little of this when his son Colt accompanied him to a signing.
Today, Colt is an MMA fighter.  At the time, he was a teenager, who was hanging with his dad and helping him run the table.  I had previously talked to Piper about Colt and his pride was almost tangible.  When I saw Colt and talked to him, I could see the admiration and love went both ways.  Especially now, when there is so much chaos and so many stars seem to be having family problems, it was heart-warming to see the bond between Roddy and Colt.
Rowdy Roddy Piper forged a fantastic career and still entertains at conventions and at various wrestling events.  Colt Toombs seems to be well on his way to forging his own path, yet still following his father's success!
Roddy Piper and Colt in Rosemont, IL-Spring 2006.

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