History Wrestling / RoddyPiper

27th Jun '16 8:37:21 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* ManInAKilt: [[CaptainObvious You don't say?]] If not the ''actual'' MostTriumphantExample, then at least the most triumphant one in wrestling.
10th May '16 6:53:58 PM JamesAustin
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* {{Bowdlerize}}: His contribution to ''The Wrestling Album'' was originally called "Fuck Everybody." Due to the WWF's family-oriented direction, he had to change it to "For Everybody." The word "ass" was also replaced with "trash" on two occasions.

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* {{Bowdlerize}}: His contribution to ''The Wrestling Album'' was a cover of a song by Mike Angelo & The Idols originally called "Fuck Everybody." Due to the WWF's family-oriented direction, he had to change it to "For Everybody." The word "ass" was also replaced with "trash" on two occasions.
24th Apr '16 9:19:40 AM JamesAustin
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* TenMinuteRetirement: ''Many'', starting with his first, after ''[[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania III]]'' in 1987. Every time you'd thought he's gone for good, there go the bagpipes.



* TenMinuteRetirement: ''Many'', starting with his first, after ''[[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania III]]'' in 1987. Every time you'd thought he's gone for good, there go the bagpipes.
** And then he's gone for good, leading to a tearjerker for many.
29th Jan '16 2:42:20 AM justpassingby
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** And then he's gone for good, leading to a tearjerker for many.
19th Nov '15 9:01:34 AM bonesawisready
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Piper was a big reason why the WWF (now the Wrestling/{{WWE}}) got so huge in the '80s and was one of its most popular villains. Hulk Hogan was considered a good guy back then and was one of Piper’s biggest rivals. Known for his kilt, deafening bagpipe music, and big mouth, Piper feuded with nearly everyone in the business, along with some celebrity talents like Music/CyndiLauper and Creator/MrT. He was also the host of '''All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular'', a preview lineup of CBS kid's shows with bumper segments of Piper lording it over a studio audience.

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Piper was a big reason why the WWF (now the Wrestling/{{WWE}}) got so huge in the '80s and was one of its most popular villains. Hulk Hogan was considered a good guy back then and was one of Piper’s biggest rivals.

Known for his kilt, deafening bagpipe music, and big mouth, Piper feuded with nearly everyone in the business, along with some celebrity talents like Music/CyndiLauper and Creator/MrT. He was also the host of '''All-Star ''All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular'', a preview lineup of CBS kid's shows with bumper segments of Piper lording it over a studio audience.
3rd Oct '15 10:44:00 AM wyattte
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* ChewBubblegum: He's the one who said the immortal line. [[ThrowItIn He actually ad-libbed it]].

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* ChewBubblegum: [[TropeNamer He's the one one]] [[TropeMaker who said the immortal line. line]] in ''Film/TheyLive.'' The kicker? [[ThrowItIn He actually ad-libbed it]].


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* CurbStompBattle: In one of Piper's first matches ever (in Winnipeg in 1970), Larry "The Axe" Hennig completely squashed Piper in about ten seconds. Piper was a mere 16 years old at the time.
19th Aug '15 5:40:43 AM PF
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Piper was a big reason why the WWF (now the Wrestling{{WWE}}) got so huge in the ''80s and was one of its most popular villains. Hulk Hogan was considered a good guy back then and was one of Piper’s biggest rivals. Known for his kilt, deafening bagpipe music, and big mouth, Piper feuded with nearly everyone in the business, along with some celebrity talents like Music/CyndiLauper and Creator/MrT. He was also the host of '''All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular'', a preview lineup of CBS kid's shows with bumper segments of Piper lording it over a studio audience.

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Piper was a big reason why the WWF (now the Wrestling{{WWE}}) Wrestling/{{WWE}}) got so huge in the ''80s '80s and was one of its most popular villains. Hulk Hogan was considered a good guy back then and was one of Piper’s biggest rivals. Known for his kilt, deafening bagpipe music, and big mouth, Piper feuded with nearly everyone in the business, along with some celebrity talents like Music/CyndiLauper and Creator/MrT. He was also the host of '''All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular'', a preview lineup of CBS kid's shows with bumper segments of Piper lording it over a studio audience.
19th Aug '15 5:40:03 AM PF
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'''Roderick George''' "'''Roddy'''" '''Toombs''' (April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015), better known by his ring name "'''Rowdy'''" '''Roddy Piper''', was a Canadian [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] and occasional actor best known for his kayfabe rivalry with Wrestling/HulkHogan and starring roles in cult films such as ''Hell Comes to Frogtown'' and ''Film/TheyLive''. More recently, he [[AdamWesting parodied]] himself in two episodes of ''[[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Always Sunny]]''.

Roddy was a big reason why the WWF (now the WWE) got so huge in the 80s and was one of its most popular villains. Hulk Hogan was considered a good guy back then and was one of Roddy’s biggest rivals. (How times have changed.) Known for his kilt, deafening bagpipe music, and big mouth, Piper feuded with nearly everyone in the business, along with some celebrity talents like Music/CyndiLauper and Creator/MrT. He was also the host of '''All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular'', a preview lineup of CBS kid's shows with bumper segments of Roddy lording it over a studio audience.

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'''Roderick George''' "'''Roddy'''" '''Toombs''' (April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015), better known by his ring name "'''Rowdy'''" '''Roddy Piper''', was a Canadian [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] and occasional actor best known for his kayfabe rivalry with Wrestling/HulkHogan and starring roles in cult films such as ''Hell Comes to Frogtown'' and ''Film/TheyLive''. More recently, he He also [[AdamWesting parodied]] himself in two episodes of ''[[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Always Sunny]]''.

Roddy
''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia''.

Piper
was a big reason why the WWF (now the WWE) Wrestling{{WWE}}) got so huge in the 80s ''80s and was one of its most popular villains. Hulk Hogan was considered a good guy back then and was one of Roddy’s Piper’s biggest rivals. (How times have changed.) Known for his kilt, deafening bagpipe music, and big mouth, Piper feuded with nearly everyone in the business, along with some celebrity talents like Music/CyndiLauper and Creator/MrT. He was also the host of '''All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular'', a preview lineup of CBS kid's shows with bumper segments of Roddy Piper lording it over a studio audience.



Along with Wrestling/{{WWE}} and, later, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, he also competed in various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic (the Carolinas), UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and the Pacific Northwest territory in UsefulNotes/{{Portland}}, Oregon.

Roddy pressed pause on his wrestling career in the early 90s to act in movies full-time. He returned to the WWE several times and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2005.

On July 31, 2015, Piper was found dead in his home from cardiac arrest. He was 61. Here's hoping Heaven's out of bubblegum...

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Along with Wrestling/{{WWE}} WWE and, later, Wrestling/{{WCW}}, he also competed in various Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance territories, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic (the Carolinas), UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles and the Pacific Northwest territory in UsefulNotes/{{Portland}}, Oregon.

Roddy Piper pressed pause on his wrestling career in the early 90s '90s to act in movies full-time.full time. He returned to the WWE several times and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2005.

On July 31, 2015, Piper was found dead in his home from cardiac arrest. He was 61. Here's hoping Heaven's out of bubblegum...
61.



* TenMinuteRetirement: '''Many''', starting with his first, after ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} III'' in 1987. Every time you'd thought he's gone for good... There go the bagpipes.

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* TenMinuteRetirement: '''Many''', ''Many'', starting with his first, after ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} III'' ''[[Wrestling/WrestleMania WrestleMania III]]'' in 1987. Every time you'd thought he's gone for good... There good, there go the bagpipes.
17th Aug '15 5:03:57 PM mlsmithca
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'''Roderick George''' "'''Roddy'''" '''Toombs''' (April 17, 1954 - July 31, 2015), better known by his ring name "'''Rowdy'''" '''Roddy Piper''', was a Canadian [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] and occasional actor best known for his work in {{Wrestling/WWE}} and starring roles in cult films such as ''Hell Comes to Frogtown'' and ''Film/TheyLive''. More recently, he [[AdamWesting parodied]] himself in two episodes of ''[[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Always Sunny]]''.

Roddy is a big reason why the WWF (now the WWE) was so huge in the 80s and was one of its most popular villains. Wrestling/HulkHogan was considered a good guy back then and Roddy was his oldest rival. (How times have changed.) Known for [[ManInAKilt his kilt]], [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes deafening bagpipe music]], and [[ViolentGlaswegian big mouth]], Piper feuded with practically everyone in the business, among them celebrity talents like Music/CyndiLauper and Creator/MrT. He was also the host of ''All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular'', a preview lineup of CBS kid's shows with bumper segments of Roddy lording it over a studio audience.

Among his in-ring achievements: he was a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]], a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Champion]] with Wrestling/RicFlair, and a former 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic)[=/=]WCW United States Heavyweight Champion]].

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'''Roderick George''' "'''Roddy'''" '''Toombs''' (April 17, 1954 - July 31, 2015), better known by his ring name "'''Rowdy'''" '''Roddy Piper''', was a Canadian [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] and occasional actor best known for his work in {{Wrestling/WWE}} kayfabe rivalry with Wrestling/HulkHogan and starring roles in cult films such as ''Hell Comes to Frogtown'' and ''Film/TheyLive''. More recently, he [[AdamWesting parodied]] himself in two episodes of ''[[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Always Sunny]]''.

Roddy is was a big reason why the WWF (now the WWE) was got so huge in the 80s and was one of its most popular villains. Wrestling/HulkHogan Hulk Hogan was considered a good guy back then and Roddy was his oldest rival.one of Roddy’s biggest rivals. (How times have changed.) Known for [[ManInAKilt his kilt]], [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes kilt, deafening bagpipe music]], music, and [[ViolentGlaswegian big mouth]], mouth, Piper feuded with practically nearly everyone in the business, among them along with some celebrity talents like Music/CyndiLauper and Creator/MrT. He was also the host of ''All-Star '''All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular'', a preview lineup of CBS kid's shows with bumper segments of Roddy lording it over a studio audience.

Among his in-ring achievements: achievements, he was a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]], a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Champion]] with Wrestling/RicFlair, and a former 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic)[=/=]WCW United States Heavyweight Champion]].
Champion]].



* EightiesHair: His "business in the front, party in the back" hairstyle was like none other.
* TenMinuteRetirement: '''MANY''', starting with his first, after ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} III'' in 1987. Every time you'd thought he's gone for good... There go the bagpipes.

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* EightiesHair: His "business in the front, party in the back" hairstyle hair was like none other.
supreme.
* TenMinuteRetirement: '''MANY''', '''Many''', starting with his first, after ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} III'' in 1987. Every time you'd thought he's gone for good... There go the bagpipes.



* ArchEnemy:
** Wrestling/GregValentine, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/JimmySnuka. He'd have other feuds over his career, but these were easily his biggest.
** He was the Joker to Hogan's Batman. When you're THE Rival to the biggest name in wrestling history, and can boast that Hogan (technically) never pinned you cleanly, you're definitely in slim company. Piper himself said as much when he came to WCW. "Do you think they would've loved you so much if they hadn't hated ''me'' so much?"
** Piper passed away the same week a scandal broke over Hogan's racist rants. In true Hot Rod fashion, he once again stole the spotlight away from Hogan (but not before actually coming to Hogan's defense).



* Crossover: His feud with Wrestling/CarlitoColon started in WWE but was settled in WWC with Piper pinning Colon. If you only watched WWE you might not know they had a feud in the first place, since their promotion of the fact two of their contract workers go to another company, continuing a storyline started on WWE television, was bare minimal.

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* Crossover: CoolOldGuy: His gimmick in his last years was the awesome old-school guy that came in to teach the young punks a lesson. Some examples:
** Teamed with Ric Flair to defeat the Spirit Squad (represented by Kenny and Mikey) for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Championship]] at ''Cyber Sunday'' on November 5, 2006.
** Teamed with the Highlanders (Rory and Robbie) in a six-man-tag to defeat 3/5 of the Spirit Squad (Johnny, Kenny and Mikey) on the November 6, 2006 ''Raw.''
** Defeated Wrestling/TheMiz with a rollup and a fast three-count courtesy of special referee Alex Riley in '''1:08''' on the June 13, 2011 ''Raw.''
* {{Crossover}}:
His feud with Wrestling/CarlitoColon started in WWE but was settled in WWC with Piper pinning Colon. If you only watched WWE you might not know they had a feud in the first place, since their promotion of the fact two of their contract workers go to another company, continuing a storyline started on WWE television, was bare minimal.



* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes:
** Not only did his entrance theme feature bagpipes, he also occasionally played them himself, and was quite good.
** It's actually [[LineOfSightName how he got his ring name]]. He was walking to the ring for his first match while playing the bagpipes and was announced as "Roddy the Piper."



* LineOfSightName:
** Not only did his entrance theme feature bagpipes, he also occasionally played them himself, and was quite good. It's actually how he got his ring name: He was walking to the ring for his first match while playing the bagpipes and was announced as "Roddy the Piper."



* OldMaster:
** His gimmick in the final years was the salty old-school guy who came in to teach the young punks a lesson. Some examples:
** Teamed with Ric Flair to defeat the Spirit Squad (represented by Kenny and Mikey) for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Championship]] at ''Cyber Sunday'' on November 5, 2006.
** Teamed with the Highlanders (Rory and Robbie) in a six-man-tag to defeat 3/5 of the Spirit Squad (Johnny, Kenny and Mikey) on the November 6, 2006 ''Raw.''
** Defeated Wrestling/TheMiz with a rollup and a fast three-count courtesy of special referee Alex Riley in '''1:08''' on the June 13, 2011 ''Raw.''



* RagsToRiches: Piper was homeless and lived on the street as a teenager. He used to wander hotels, in order to eat scraps on flatware left outside the door for room service to carry away. At one point, he owned nothing but his car and his bagpipes. Piper's net worth after he died was estimated to be around 4 million dollars.
* TheRival:
** Wrestling/GregValentine, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/JimmySnuka. He'd have other feuds over his career, but these were easily his biggest.
** He was the Joker to Hogan's Batman. When you're THE Rival to the biggest name in wrestling history, and can boast that Hogan (technically) never pinned you cleanly, you're definitely in slim company. Piper himself said as much when he came to WCW. "Do you think they would've loved you so much if they hadn't hated ''me'' so much?"
** Piper passed away the same week a scandal broke over Hogan's racist rants. In true Hot Rod fashion, he once again stole the spotlight away from Hogan (but not before actually coming to Hogan's defense).

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* RagsToRiches: Piper was homeless and lived on the street as a teenager. He used to wander hotels, in order to eat scraps on flatware left outside the door for room service to carry away. At one point, he owned nothing but his car and his bagpipes. Piper's net worth after he died was estimated to be around 4 million dollars.
* TheRival:
** Wrestling/GregValentine, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/JimmySnuka. He'd have other feuds over his career, but these were easily his biggest.
** He was used to wander hotels, in order to eat scraps on flatware left outside the Joker door for room service to Hogan's Batman. When you're THE Rival to the biggest name in wrestling history, and can boast that Hogan (technically) never pinned you cleanly, you're definitely in slim company. Piper himself said as much when he came to WCW. "Do you think they would've loved you so much if they hadn't hated ''me'' so much?"
** Piper passed away the same week a scandal broke over Hogan's racist rants. In true Hot Rod fashion, he once again stole the spotlight away from Hogan (but not before actually coming to Hogan's defense).
carry away.
* RetiredBadass
16th Aug '15 7:53:25 PM nevergonnadanceagain
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'''Roderick George''' "'''Roddy'''" '''Toombs''' (April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015), better known by his ring name "'''Rowdy'''" '''Roddy Piper''', was a Canadian [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] and occasional actor best known for his kayfabe rivalry with Wrestling/HulkHogan and starring roles in cult films such as ''Hell Comes to Frogtown'' and ''Film/TheyLive''. More recently, he [[AdamWesting parodied]] himself in two episodes of ''[[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Always Sunny]]''.

Roddy was a big reason why the WWF (now the WWE) got so huge in the 80s and was one of its most popular villains. Hulk Hogan was considered a good guy back then and was one of Roddy’s biggest rivals. (How times have changed.) Known for his kilt, deafening bagpipe music, and big mouth, Piper feuded with nearly everyone in the business, along with some celebrity talents like Music/CyndiLauper and Creator/MrT. He was also the host of '''All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular'', a preview lineup of CBS kid's shows with bumper segments of Roddy lording it over a studio audience.

Among his in-ring achievements, he was a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]], a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Champion]] with Wrestling/RicFlair, and a former 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic)[=/=]WCW United States Heavyweight Champion]].

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'''Roderick George''' "'''Roddy'''" '''Toombs''' (April 17, 1954 - July 31, 2015), better known by his ring name "'''Rowdy'''" '''Roddy Piper''', was a Canadian [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] and occasional actor best known for his kayfabe rivalry with Wrestling/HulkHogan work in {{Wrestling/WWE}} and starring roles in cult films such as ''Hell Comes to Frogtown'' and ''Film/TheyLive''. More recently, he [[AdamWesting parodied]] himself in two episodes of ''[[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia Always Sunny]]''.

Roddy was is a big reason why the WWF (now the WWE) got was so huge in the 80s and was one of its most popular villains. Hulk Hogan Wrestling/HulkHogan was considered a good guy back then and Roddy was one of Roddy’s biggest rivals.his oldest rival. (How times have changed.) Known for [[ManInAKilt his kilt, kilt]], [[EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes deafening bagpipe music, music]], and [[ViolentGlaswegian big mouth, mouth]], Piper feuded with nearly practically everyone in the business, along with some among them celebrity talents like Music/CyndiLauper and Creator/MrT. Creator/MrT. He was also the host of '''All-Star ''All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular'', a preview lineup of CBS kid's shows with bumper segments of Roddy lording it over a studio audience.

Among his in-ring achievements, achievements: he was a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/ic.html WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion]], a former [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Champion]] with Wrestling/RicFlair, and a former 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-us-h.html NWA (Mid-Atlantic)[=/=]WCW United States Heavyweight Champion]].



* EightiesHair: His "business in the front, party in the back" hair was supreme.

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* EightiesHair: His "business in the front, party in the back" hair hairstyle was supreme.like none other.



* ArchEnemy:
** Wrestling/GregValentine, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/JimmySnuka. He'd have other feuds over his career, but these were easily his biggest.
** He was the Joker to Hogan's Batman. When you're THE Rival to the biggest name in wrestling history, and can boast that Hogan (technically) never pinned you cleanly, you're definitely in slim company. Piper himself said as much when he came to WCW. "Do you think they would've loved you so much if they hadn't hated ''me'' so much?"
** Piper passed away the same week a scandal broke over Hogan's racist rants. In true Hot Rod fashion, he once again stole the spotlight away from Hogan (but not before actually coming to Hogan's defense).



* CoolOldGuy: His gimmick in his last years was the awesome old-school guy that came in to teach the young punks a lesson. Some examples:
** Teamed with Ric Flair to defeat the Spirit Squad (represented by Kenny and Mikey) for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Championship]] at ''Cyber Sunday'' on November 5, 2006.
** Teamed with the Highlanders (Rory and Robbie) in a six-man-tag to defeat 3/5 of the Spirit Squad (Johnny, Kenny and Mikey) on the November 6, 2006 ''Raw.''
** Defeated Wrestling/TheMiz with a rollup and a fast three-count courtesy of special referee Alex Riley in '''1:08''' on the June 13, 2011 ''Raw.''



* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes:
** Not only did his entrance theme feature bagpipes, he also occasionally played them himself, and was quite good.
** It's actually [[LineOfSightName how he got his ring name]]. He was walking to the ring for his first match while playing the bagpipes and was announced as "Roddy the Piper."



* ManInAKilt

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* ManInAKiltLineOfSightName:
** Not only did his entrance theme feature bagpipes, he also occasionally played them himself, and was quite good. It's actually how he got his ring name: He was walking to the ring for his first match while playing the bagpipes and was announced as "Roddy the Piper."



* OldMaster:
** His gimmick in the final years was the salty old-school guy who came in to teach the young punks a lesson. Some examples:
** Teamed with Ric Flair to defeat the Spirit Squad (represented by Kenny and Mikey) for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wwe/wwe-world-t.html WWE World Tag Team Championship]] at ''Cyber Sunday'' on November 5, 2006.
** Teamed with the Highlanders (Rory and Robbie) in a six-man-tag to defeat 3/5 of the Spirit Squad (Johnny, Kenny and Mikey) on the November 6, 2006 ''Raw.''
** Defeated Wrestling/TheMiz with a rollup and a fast three-count courtesy of special referee Alex Riley in '''1:08''' on the June 13, 2011 ''Raw.''



* RagsToRiches: Piper was homeless and lived on the street as a teenager. At one point, he owned nothing but his car and his bagpipes. Piper's net worth after he died was estimated to be around 4 million dollars.
** He used to wander hotels, in order to eat scraps on flatware left outside the door for room service to carry away.
* RetiredBadass

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* RagsToRiches: Piper was homeless and lived on the street as a teenager. He used to wander hotels, in order to eat scraps on flatware left outside the door for room service to carry away. At one point, he owned nothing but his car and his bagpipes. Piper's net worth after he died was estimated to be around 4 million dollars.
* TheRival:
** Wrestling/GregValentine, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/JimmySnuka. He'd have other feuds over his career, but these were easily his biggest.
** He used to wander hotels, in order to eat scraps on flatware left outside was the door for room service Joker to carry away.
* RetiredBadass
Hogan's Batman. When you're THE Rival to the biggest name in wrestling history, and can boast that Hogan (technically) never pinned you cleanly, you're definitely in slim company. Piper himself said as much when he came to WCW. "Do you think they would've loved you so much if they hadn't hated ''me'' so much?"
** Piper passed away the same week a scandal broke over Hogan's racist rants. In true Hot Rod fashion, he once again stole the spotlight away from Hogan (but not before actually coming to Hogan's defense).



* UnderwearOfPower
* ViolentGlaswegian
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