Roddy Piper

Professional Wrestler; Actor
Born Apr 17, 1954
Age 62
Hometown City of Saskatoon
Death Place Hollywood
Net Worth $4 Million
Height 5' 9'' (1.8m)
Weight 105235.1999999999...
Other Names Toombs, Roderick

Roderick "Roddy" George Toombs, better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, is a Canadian retired professional wrestler, film actor, and current podcast host 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Roddy Piper.


1954 Birth Born on April 17, 1954.


1973 19 Years Old From 1973 to 1975, Piper was a jobber in the American Wrestling Association (AWA), Kansas City, and the Maritimes. … Read More


1975 - 1978 4 More Events
1981 27 Years Old From 1981–82, Piper served as a commentator on Georgia Championship Wrestling (which would be renamed World Championship Wrestling in July) and feuded with the likes of Bob Armstrong, Dick Slater, and Tommy Rich.
1982 28 Years Old 1 More Event
During the summer of 1982, Piper became a fan favorite after knocking out Don Muraco and Ole Anderson to save broadcast partner Gordon Solie from Muraco, who had grown angry at Solie questioning his tactics. … Read More
1983 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Piper returned to the Georgia area in the summer of 1983 to aid Tommy Rich during his rivalry with Buzz Sawyer. … Read More


1984 - 1985 2 More Events
1986 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Piper faced Mr. T in a boxing match at WrestleMania 2 in 1986, which Piper lost by disqualification after bodyslamming Mr. T.
1990 36 Years Old Piper also wrestled Bad News Brown (who is half black) at WrestleMania VI in 1990, which was famous for Piper cutting a promo before the match with half his face and body painted black.
1991 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1991, he supported Virgil in his feud against "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and was present at their matches at WrestleMania VII and SummerSlam.
1992 38 Years Old He also renewed his feud with Ric Flair and at the 1992 Royal Rumble defeated The Mountie for his first, and only, Intercontinental Championship. … Read More


1994 - 1998 8 More Events
1999 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1999, Piper had a short run as United States Champion, became WCW Commissioner, and resumed his feud with Flair over control of WCW.
2000 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Piper's last appearance in WCW was at SuperBrawl in February 2000 where he was a surprise referee in the title match between Sid Vicious, Jeff Jarrett and Scott Hall.
2002 48 Years Old In November 2002, Piper's autobiography, In the Pit with Piper: Roddy Gets Rowdy, was released.
2003 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Piper returned to WWE on March 30, 2003, by conducting a surprise run in during the Hulk Hogan-Vince McMahon match at WrestleMania XIX in Seattle, Washington, where he attacked Hogan with a steel pipe to cement his heel status; Hogan nevertheless eventually won the match. … Read More


2004 50 Years Old In November 2004 at Victory Road, he hosted In the Pit with Piper and interviewed Jimmy Snuka, who refused to accede to Piper's demands of hitting Piper with a coconut.
At Final Resolution in January 2005, Piper refereed a match between Jeff Hardy and Scott Hall, helping Hardy win.
2006 - 2007 4 More Events
2008 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, after finishing his therapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma, he made a brief appearance in the Royal Rumble but was eliminated by Kane shortly after entering the ring.
2009 55 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 16, 2009, Piper returned to Raw to confront Chris Jericho after Jericho continued to act disrespectfully towards the Hall of Famers. … Read More
2010 56 Years Old He inducted Wendy Richter into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame on March 27, 2010. … Read More
…  On January 29, 2011, Piper made his debut for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) during the WrestleReunion 5 weekend, defeating nineteen other men, last eliminating Terry Funk, to win the Legends Battle Royal.
2012 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Piper, along with Don Coss, created Portland Wrestling Uncut, a revival of the original Portland Wrestling, with new and old wrestlers combined. … Read More
In May 2013, Piper appeared in "Barry's Angels" – episode 12 of the fourth season of the A&E reality show, Storage Wars – in which he appraised a set of Scottish kilts purchased by Barry Weiss.


2014 60 Years Old In April 2014, Piper appeared as a regular cast member on the WWE Network original reality show Legends' House. … Read More
In early July 2015, Ric Flair said Piper lost his WWE Legends contract with the company due to a public spat with Stone Cold Steve Austin; the spat resulted in Piper leaving PodcastOne.
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