To many, ‘Hot Rod’ Rowdy Roddy Piper is the greatest heel of all time. Superstars like Rowdy Ronda
Rousey pay tribute to Roddy Piper long after his unfortunate passing.
Roddy Piper was a boxer and an amateur wrestler, before he decided to venture into the world of
professional wrestling. Even though Rowdy Roddy Piper was Canadian, he was portrayed to be
Scottish, wearing the signature kilt. Perhaps Roddy Piper’s greatest contribution to the world of
professional wrestling was Piper’s Pit.
Piper’s Pit is considered the predecessor to many of the wrestling talk shows that followed. Roddy
Piper is best remembered for smashing Jimmy Snuka over the head with a coconut during a
memorable Piper’s Pit episode. Piper’s Pit was also the setting for Andre The Giant to turn heel,
ahead of WrestleMania III.
Roddy Piper wrestled many memorable matches over the course of his long and illustrious career.
He was in the main event of the first ever WrestleMania and then, most notably won the
Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship against The Mountie at the 1992 Royal Rumble.
Rowdy Roddy Piper would move over to WCW and face off against Hogan at the height of the
Monday Night Wars. He would join forces with Ric Flair and The Four Horsemen to take on the now,
in a very memorable storyline.
After his departure from WCW, Piper would also enjoy a short lived career in TNA. Roddy Piper also
teamed up with Ric Flair for a final Tag Team title run where the legends defeated The Spirit Squad.
Roddy Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005, and made many appearances for the