Friday, July 31, 2015

Rowdy Roddy PIper Gone to the Great Squared Circle in the Sky

[Although he was 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 rock star-like persona, he often played a villain. Aside from his ring name, he was also known by the nickname "Hot Rod".

Piper headlined several major pay-per-view events; he participated in the main events of WrestleMania I and WrestleMania X – as a special guest referee in the latter. Never a world champion, he nevertheless accumulated 34 championships in various promotions during his career. Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and named No. 1 of the Top 50 villains in wrestling history by WWE.[5]]

Piper promos:

1 comment:

Ed Hendricks said...

I saw Roddy Piper wrestle a couple of times and he was an exciting person to watch. Got to meet him once when he was touring the old Championship Wrestling of Florida. He was a gentleman and was great talking to him