Monday, February 24, 2014

From the Archives: Greg Valentine vs. Roddy Piper, Dog Collar Match

WWE Network has gone live today, so if you're one of those partaking, you won't need to scour YouTube for matches like these anymore. Of course, the first day rush to sign up has stalled out some folks from accessing, but I expect the overload to peter out over the course of the next week. The first event I'm going to watch will be Starrcade '83, the seminal first supercard of the '80s that featured the passing of the torch from Harley Race to Ric Flair. However, one of the most remembered matches has to be Greg "The Hammer" Valentine against "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in a dog collar match. The contest was renowned for its violence, which got a bit too real as it cost Piper hearing in one of his ears. Partake in this match now if you're still waiting to get access to the Network, or if you're one of the folks who can't afford to get it/refuse to give Vince McMahon your money.