“Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Chyna both sadly passed away far too soon. During their lives, the two got pretty close as the Hot Rod was there for the 9th Wonder Of The World.
While speaking with Wrestling Inc, Teal Piper revealed how close her late father was with Chyna. The two were such good friends that Chyna went out of her way to make it to Piper’s funeral, which was in a location in Oregon that was “out in the middle of nowhere.”
Teal Piper said that Chyna gave her a very long hug at the funeral. They didn’t get to know each other well, but Chyna and Piper’s relationship was certainly a strong one.
“We’ve obviously known her for a while, my dad and her were very close,” Piper said. “He reached out to her a lot, especially in later years. When my dad passed, we had this funeral out in Oregon out in the middle of nowhere. Like, you really had to want to get there. She was one of the people who made sure she showed up. She was always super supportive and super loving with me and my siblings. She was just one of the most kind-hearted people I think I’ve ever met. And although I didn’t get a huge chance to meet her, or know her rather, because I had really met her later in her life, my take of her was that she was just a beautiful soul.”
“The biggest story I really have about her is when I talked to her at my father’s funeral. I think she gave me the biggest, longest hug of my entire life. Like she just wouldn’t let go, and she wanted me to feel supported, and loved, and was sharing all these sweet, deep thoughts about my dad. At that time, it meant a lot to me because I could tell how much she cared.”
Roddy Piper passed away on July 31st, 2015 and his friend Chyna passed less than one year later on April 20th, 2016. Both of those losses were incredibly hard to take in the pro wrestling world, but their legacies will be celebrated forever.