Body Slam, 1987: A fish-out-of-water comedy of a music promoter in the world of wrestling, with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper as “Speedy” Rick Roberts.
To be a famous wrestler would be to be a cult figure, so t were identical parts gleeful self-satire and raw authenticity when Piper showed up in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, playing a demented wrestler named “Da’Maniac.”
In an interview, Piper said Da’Maniac was a comical riff on Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler, Darren Aronofsky’s ode to the squared circle.
Possibly Piper’s spoof was so amusing because he understood all too well the character’s bleak reality – Aronofsky claimed that Piper showed up to a screening of The Wrestler, loved it, and wound up hollering into Mickey Rourke’s arms.
Piper wants David to put on the shades; David refuses.
You need to adore Piper repeating the phrase, “I do not desire to fight you, I don’t need to fight you,” right before he spends five minutes fighting him.
I’m not certain; it is potential Carpenter merely liked watching Piper and David totally commit to punching and kicking the living hell out of each other.