Sunday, September 24, 2017

Magazine Memories: U.S. Champion Roddy Piper (1983)

A few weeks back we started posting some pages from old wrestling magazines in a series we call "Magazine Memories."  This time, it's "Rowdy" Roddy Piper being featured, proudly holding above his head the United States Heavyweight Championship he won from Greg Valentine on 4/16/83 in Greensboro, NC. The photograph was taken by Eddie Cheslock, who was a regular photographer for the "Apter" wrestling magazines of that era. He shot in Richmond, Norfolk, and Greensboro, as well as many other smaller towns in between. (See another Piper photo by Cheslock, battling Ric Flair, in an earlier post in the Magazine Memories series.)

Note: Only the first page of the story is posted. You have to use your imagination to finish it out! More "Magazine Memories to come."