RIP RRP/”Rowdy” Roddy Piper:Roderick Toombs gone/dead at age 61

Posted by Andy Durham on July 31, 2015 at 7:57 pm under Professional | Comments are off for this article

WWE/WCW/WWF/NWA/TNA/Greensboro Coliseum, Madison Square Garden, Piper’s Pit…He was everywhere….Now:

RODDY PIPER DEAD AT AGE 61

WWE legend Roddy Piper died on Friday at age 61 due to cardiac arrest.

There no way you couldn’t help but love this guy….He was crazy, but he was one of the best workers in the history of the professional wrestling business…As we mentioned earlier, RIP RRP/”Rowdy” Roddy Piper…

from Wikipedia:www.wikipedia.com

Roderick “Roddy” George Toombs (April 17, 1954 – July 30, 2015), better known by his ring name “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, was a Canadian professional wrestler, film actor, and podcast host. In professional wrestling, he was best known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). Although he was Canadian, due to his Scottish heritage he was billed as coming from Glasgow in Scotland and was known for his signature kilt and bagpipe entrance music. He earned the nickname “Rowdy” by displaying his trademark “Scottish” rage, spontaneity and quick wit. Despite being a crowd favorite for his rock star-like persona, he often played a villain. Aside from his ring name, he was also known by the nickname “Hot Rod”.

Piper headlined several major pay-per-view events; he participated in the main events of WrestleMania I and WrestleMania X – as a special guest referee in the latter. Never a world champion, he nevertheless accumulated 34 championships in various promotions during his career. Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and named No. 1 of the Top 50 villains in wrestling history by the WWE.

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