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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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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 >

'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 >

- 256 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 >

- 256 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 >

- 270 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 >

- 273 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 >

- 274 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 >

- 274 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 >

- 274 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 >

- 274 days ago
Rowdy Roddy Piper -- Don't Judge Hulk Hogan ... He Was Going Through a Rough Patch (VIDEO)

Rowdy Roddy Piper
Don't Judge Hulk He Was Going Through a Rough Patch

Rowdy Roddy Piper has a new excuse for Hulk Hogan's racist rant -- telling us his old wrestling pal was dealing with a major tragedy when he dropped the n-word ... over and over ... on his… READ MORE >

- 279 days ago

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