Roderick "Roddy" George Toombs 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. By the age of 14, he made his pro debut in Winnipeg, against Larry Hennig. Piper lost the match in ten seconds. He was a boxer and an amateur wrestler before he started to become a pro wrestler. He won the Golden Gloves boxing championship. In 1977–78, he also started to work for Roy Shire's NWA San Francisco Wrestling in addition to remaining with the L.A. office.
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. He profile is a legendary one in WWE, replete with impressive statistics and titles.