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Roddy Piper

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Roddy Piper was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1954 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was a pro wrestler from 1973-1987 in the NWA, Pacific Northwest, California. He was a longtime mainstay in the WWF, and was one of the biggest "bad guys" in the WWF during the early '80s, before becoming a fan favorite in the late '80s. He became infamous for his mouth as much as his skills in the ring. He hosted Pipers Pit, which saluted the bad guys of professional wrestling, the most famous of which involved him smashing Jimmy Superfly Snuka over the head with a coconut. He was wrestling's most popular villain because of his feud with Hulk Hogan that culminated at Wrestlemania I. He went into semi-retirement after Wrestlemania III, when he beat and shaved the late Adrian Adonis.He continued to wrestle into the '90s, but spent much of his time doing color commentary for WWF TV. In January 1992, he won the WWF Intercontinental Title from "The Mountie", the only title he would ever hold in his storied WWF career. After losing the title three months later, he left the WWF, and only made the occasional appearance in the ring over the next few years. In 1995, he had a stint as the WWF's interim president. He later resurfaced in WCW during the late '90s to continue his feud with "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, until the company's demise in 2001.Roddy Piper appeared in many action films. He died of a heart attack on July 31, 2015, in Hollywood, California.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Ric Flair -- I Miss Roddy Piper ... 1 Year After His Death

Ric Flair
I Miss Roddy Piper ... 1 Year After His Death

It's been exactly one year since WWE legend Roddy Piper passed away -- and his good friend Ric Flair says he still misses "Rowdy" like crazy. "A year ago today I lost one of my best friends and… READ MORE >

Roddy Piper's Daughter -- We Were Supposed to Duet Together ... He Loved Music (VIDEO)

Roddy Piper's Daughter
We Were Supposed to Duet Together ... He Loved Music

Roddy Piper had a secret talent ... music ... so says his daughter Ariel Teal Toombs who tells TMZ Sports they had plans to duet together for her album before he passed away.  Toombs is… READ MORE >

- 341 days ago
'Rowdy' Roddy Piper -- Cause of Death ... Heart Attack from Blood Clot

Rowdy Roddy Piper
Cause of Death Heart Attack from Blood Clot

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper died from a blood clot in his lungs ... TMZ has learned. We've obtained a copy of the death certificate, which shows the wrestling legend had pulmonary embolism (a blood clot)… READ MORE >

- 403 days ago
Rowdy Roddy Piper's Daughter -- Wrestling Stories Are New to Me ... I Just Knew Him as Dad

Rowdy Roddy Piper's Daughter
Wrestling Stories Are New to Me ... I Just Knew Him as Dad

The daughter of Rowdy Roddy Piper got a glimpse of a side of her father she never knew ... sadly, it came at his memorial. Falon Toombs was at the the Comedy Store Monday night to pay tribute to… READ MORE >

- 404 days ago
'Rowdy' Roddy Piper -- Family Calls for Worldwide Moment of Silence During Funeral

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper
Family Calls for Worldwide Moment of Silence During His Funeral

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper's funeral is scheduled for next week in Oregon and the family is inviting all of his fans to take part in a moment of silence to honor the late wrestler.  READ MORE >

- 417 days ago
Roddy Piper -- He Should Get a Statue ... Says Wrestling Star JTG

Roddy Piper
He Should Get a Statue ... Says Wrestling Star JTG

Roddy Piper deserves a monument ... to honor his incredible life and career ... so says former WWE star JTG. JTG says he was a huge Piper fan from the first time he met the legend at Wrestlemania… READ MORE >

- 421 days ago
Rowdy Roddy Piper -- Comedian Don Barris Chokes Up in Tribute (VIDEO)

Rowdy Roddy Piper
Comedian Don Barris Chokes Up in Tribute

Comedian Don Barris, who worked with Rowdy Roddy Piper in comedy and appeared on his podcast, "Piper's Pit", gave us a touching, emotional tribute. Barris was at The Comedy Store on the Sunset… READ MORE >

- 421 days ago
'Rowdy' Roddy Piper -- Dies at 61 from Cardiac Arrest

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper
Dies at 61 From Cardiac Arrest

Wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61 ... TMZ Sports has learned.  Piper -- born Roderick George Toombs -- died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in… READ MORE >

- 421 days ago
Ric Flair on Roddy Piper -- 'World Won't be the Same'

Ric Flair
On Roddy Piper: 'World Won't be the Same'

Ric Flair -- one of Roddy Piper's longest and closest friends -- has issued a statement to TMZ Sports on the death of the wrestling legend: "We've shared the ring, traveled the world, maintained a… READ MORE >

- 421 days ago
Hulk Hogan -- Roddy Was My Best Friend ... I'll Miss Him

Hulk Hogan
Roddy Was My Best Friend ... I'll Miss Him

Hulk Hogan tells TMZ Sports ... he's devastated over the news of his friend Roddy Piper -- saying, "I will forever miss him." "He was my best friend. He is a legend." Hogan adds, "God's gain is… READ MORE >

- 421 days ago

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