Chris Jericho – as far as I’m concerned – is one of the greatest character performers the WWE has ever seen. Another who fits that description is Rowdy Roddy Piper (we miss you Hotrod). As this segment from 2009 proves, getting these two legends to cut a promo is nothing short of pure gold. Also, Canadians are the greatest.
The reason these guys are so loved and revered by the fans, is that their “characters” are in large part informed by truthful elements. Bret Hart said that to be truly convincing, you need to believe some part of what you’re saying. Piper’s speech here is a gut wrencher.