Slam Wrestling has an interview up with Roddy Piper at this link where he talks about how the movie “The Wrestler” hit close to home with him. Piper added, “As someone who has been in the business for a long time, I don’t mind saying that the movie really got to me. But even moreso than that, the thing that probably grabbed me the hardest was the way it ended. All my brothers (wrestling peers) are dead, man. So, at the end, it caught me because it just went to black, and that’s how it happens in our world. Look at Curt Hennig (who died in 2003 due to cocaine intoxication) — he was the picture of health. And boom! Black. Not fade to black, just black. I’ve been to so many funerals.”