Friday, September 29, 2017

Action Figures Friday: Roddy Piper vs. Jack Brisco

This week's "Action Figures Friday" feature evokes memories of one of my favorite matches in Mid-Atlantic Wrestling in the early 1980s - - Roddy Piper defeating Jack Brisco for the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship on Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling TV.

Piper and Brisco feuded with each other over a great deal of 1982 and this match, which aired right around the 4th of July holiday, was the zenith of that great feud.

It was a tremendous match that led to a great celebration by Piper lying in the floor of the TV studio hugging his belt. Piper made it seem like that belt meant more to him than anything the world. That's the way you elevate a championship.

Thanks as always to Mike Simmerman for the very cool photos of his figures collection.