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Roddy Piper

Roderick "Roddy" George Toombs (born April 17, 1954), better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, is a Canadian retired professional wrestler and film actor who is currently signed to WWE. In professional wrestling, he is best known for his work with WWE. Although he is 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 rockstar-like persona, he often played the villain. He was also nicknamed "Hot Rod". Never a world champion, he headlined several major pay-per-view events and accumulated 34 championships in various promotions during his career. Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. Toombs was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He attended Windsor Park Collegiate. His father was an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police while they lived in The Pas, Manitoba. After being expelled from junior high and having a falling out with his father, Piper hit the road and stayed in youth

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Rowdy Roddy Piper -- My Neck Is BROKEN!!!

Rowdy Roddy Piper
My Neck Is BROKEN!!!

Wrestling icon Rowdy Roddy Piper says doctors at UCLA are about to slash his neck open and take a hammer and a chisel to his neck bones ... after discovering he's been wrestling with a BROKEN… READ MORE >

Roddy Piper's Son -- MMA Badass ... With a Soft Side

Roddy Piper's Son -- MMA Badass ... With a Soft Side

Wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper's son just turned pro in MMA after an undefeated amateur run -- but that didn't stop the kid from sharing an affectionate embrace with his famous dad last… READ MORE >

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Roddy Piper Hands 'Racist' an Ass KKKicking

Roddy Piper Hands 'Racist' an Ass KKKicking

Wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper turned a comedy club into a pay-per-view special last week -- kicking the crap out of a douchebag who calls himself "The Amazing Racist." It all went down… READ MORE >

- 1576 days ago
Roddy Piper's Kid -- Bus Blasts Through Car Door

Roddy Piper's Kid -- Bus Blasts Through Car Door

Wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper must have been thanking his lucky bagpipes last night -- because Tuesday afternoon a bus barreled through his daughter's car door ... and was this close to… READ MORE >

- 1750 days ago

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