In the third and final part of our interview with Rip Rogers on his time in Portland Wrestling, we talk about the beginning of the build up to the famous hair match between Rowdy Roddy Piper and Playboy Buddy Rose.
It took months to build heat for the blow-off match as Rose was challenged by rookie Steve Pardee, veteran Red Bastien, and other babyfaces in the territory. Buddy did a masterful job of convincing fans that Pardee or Bastien could shave his head.
Rip Rogers got his nickname Hustler while in Portland. He'll tell the story of its origin. In addition, Rip discusses what he learned from Buddy and other veterans in the territory at the time. It's the 40th anniversary of the legendary Rose-Piper feud and Rogers is one of the few people there at the time who is still with us today.