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Gunzlingr
11-29-2006, 09:27 AM
Canadian professional wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has been diagnosed with lymphoma and will begin undergoing treatment immediately. In a statement posted Monday on Piper's web site, the 52-year-old Saskatoon native said doctors found a cancerous tumour on a disc in his spine. Back discomfort had forced Piper to leave World Wrestling Entertainment's tour of Europe and return to North America two weeks ago.
"It seems like I have been fighting someone, something, someplace, in some manner, my whole life," Piper said in a statement. "But this fight is one I am gonna win!"
Piper, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005, is married with four children. He was scheduled to tour Quebec and Ontario by train next week to help promote Wrestlemania - held next April in Detroit - and his DVD set, "Born to Controversy," released Nov. 14.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/arts/story.html?id=7c4d794b-03ad-4f11-bbe6-93f86bc73de1&k=21029

Static
11-29-2006, 09:29 AM
:teary:

Ickybaluky
11-29-2006, 09:39 AM
One has to wonder if this is somehow related to extended use of some form of performance supplement, such as steroids or HGH.

Kerr
11-29-2006, 09:43 AM
One has to wonder if this is somehow related to extended use of some form of performance supplement, such as steroids or HGH.

Could be, but I think it has more to do with how he took care of himself overall.

I like hot rod, but he can't blame anyone else for this but himself.

mybills
11-29-2006, 10:17 AM
How is it his fault? lol. People don't have control over cancer cells.

blackonyx89
11-29-2006, 11:04 AM
He is my all time favorite wrestler. May GOD bless him and his family.

Favorite quote. When you think you know all the answers, I change the question!

TacklingDummy
11-29-2006, 11:26 AM
One has to wonder if this is somehow related to extended use of some form of performance supplement, such as steroids or HGH.

It would surprise me if Piper used steroids or HGH. Piper never was that big. He's big now because he's fat and older.

Dr. Lecter
11-29-2006, 11:28 AM
Piper has admitted tosteroid use. Look at him in the mid-80's. Much bigger than he is now and his face was bloated.

Piper is a natural ~180 pound man. He was heavily juiced in the early WrestleMania era.

Dr. Lecter
11-29-2006, 11:29 AM
How is it his fault? lol. People don't have control over cancer cells.

Not totally, but actions can lead to an increased risk of cancer. (i.e. the most obvious one of all smoking.)

SABURZFAN
11-29-2006, 06:54 PM
that explains why him and flair lost the tag belts quickly.

PUCKER
11-30-2006, 01:14 AM
How sad. :( :pray:

Forward_Lateral
11-30-2006, 07:22 AM
Piper has admitted tosteroid use. Look at him in the mid-80's. Much bigger than he is now and his face was bloated.

Piper is a natural ~180 pound man. He was heavily juiced in the early WrestleMania era.

He wasn't that big in the 80s, but in the 90s he did beef up a fair bit. Remember Wrestlmania 1? He wasn't that big at all, but I guess compared to Hogan, Orndorff and MR. T, anyone would look small.

mybills
11-30-2006, 07:38 AM
Not totally, but actions can lead to an increased risk of cancer. (i.e. the most obvious one of all smoking.)
Agree. On the other hand, you can live in a bubble all of your life, and still get cancer.

Kerr
11-30-2006, 01:24 PM
Agree. On the other hand, you can live in a bubble all of your life, and still get cancer.

I wouldn't go that far.

mybills
11-30-2006, 03:09 PM
Why not? Don't you know about mutating cells?

Kerr
11-30-2006, 05:35 PM
Why not? Don't you know about mutating cells?

It's pretty rare. In most cases it's because of the environment and the type of health you have.