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[[caption-width-right:249:"No retreat, and ''no'' surrender!"]]

Born George Roderick Toombs, '''Roddy Piper''' is a professional wrestler from the 1980's and 1990's. He is extremely well known for his kayfabe rivalry with Wrestling/HulkHogan and various movie appearances such as in ''Film/TheyLive''. Among his in-ring achievements, he is 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]]. 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}}, OR, where he presently resides.

[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roddy_Piper The Other Wiki]] has the basics about his career.

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!!! "Just when you think you have the tropes, I change the indexes!":
* TenMinuteRetirement: '''MANY''', starting with his first, after ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} III'' in 1987.
* AdamWesting: In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', where he shows up in his iconic "Hot Rod" shirt and kilt, fistfights Creator/KeithDavid to snap him out of a LotusEaterMachine, and becomes a recruitable party member who uses wrestling moves to battle alien invaders.
* ArchEnemy: Wrestling/GregValentine, Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/HulkHogan, Wrestling/JimmySnuka. He'd have other feuds over his career, but these were easily his biggest.
* [[{{Biography}} Autobiography]]: ''In the Pit with Piper''
* AxCrazy
* BashBrothers: "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr., Ric Flair, Wrestling/RickMartel[[note]]They were 3x [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/pnw/nwa/pnw-t.html NWA PNW Tag Team Champions]] together[[/note]], Greg Valentine.
* BerserkButton: Basically everything as he was CrazyAwesome but if you really wanted to tick off Hot Rod, you'd say that the kilt was a skirt.
* {{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.
* CanadaEh: From Saskatchewan in RealLife. Was known early in his career as the Masked Canadian.
* CatchPhrase: "Just when they think they've got the answers, I CHANGE THE QUESTIONS."
** "[[ChewBubblegum I am here to kick ass and chew bubblegum,]] [[TropeNamer and I'm all out of bubblegum]].
* CharlieBrownFromOuttaTown: The Piper Machine
* ChewBubblegum: He's the one who said the immortal line. [[ThrowItIn He actually ad-libbed it]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He's been referred to as the Creator/RobinWilliams of wrestling.
* CombatPragmatist: Even as a [[{{Face}} face]] one of his trademark attacks is an eye poke.
* CoolMask: As Piper Machine.
* CoolOldGuy: His gimmick now is the awesome old-school guy that comes 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 Titles]] 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 is 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."
* FinishingMove: A good old fashioned sleeper is Piper's finisher of choice.
* GenreSavvy: This in spades. Even as a face he remembered every dirty trick in the book and exploited them at every chance.
* HandicappedBadass: Lost hearing in his right ear due to a burst eardrum after an unusually brutal Dog Collar Match with GregValentine in 1983.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He turned many times over his career.
* HotBlooded: See BerserkButton.
* {{ILL KILL YOU}}: After Wrestling/{{Sting}} had made the save for Piper and Wrestling/DiamondDallasPage from the [[Wrestling/NewWorldOrder NWO]] at the end of the October 13, 1997 ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro'', Piper actually said these exact words.
* {{Jerkass}}
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KickTheDog: Piper was the kind of {{Heel}} who did this every chance he got. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZbZseTuQ1I This incident on Piper's Pit with Jimmy Snuka]] is a particularly infamous example.
* LargeHam: Even by wrestling standards!
* ManInAKilt
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The Hollywood Backlot Brawl.
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: He was supposed to be Scottish after all, whilst speaking with a recognizable Canadian accent.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper or "Hot Rod".
* PowerStable: Piper's Palace, in NWA Mid-Atlantic, leading Jimmy Valiant, "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr. and Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher in a feud against [[Wrestling/SirOliverHumperdink the House of Humperdink]].
** He also was a member of [[Wrestling/PlayboyBuddyRose "Playboy" Buddy Rose's Army]] in NWA PNW.
* PrecisionFStrike: Got away with saying "bullshit!" at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XXI''; appropriately enough, it was in an interview segment with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin.
* RetiredBadass
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: On the September 27 (taped September 16), 1986, ''WWF Superstars'', Piper's [[TheDragon Dragon]] "Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr. and [[Wrestling/DonMuraco "Magnificent" Don Muraco]] turned on Piper, siding with "Adorable" Adrian Adonis's "The Flower Shop," tore down the "Piper's Pit" set, and injured Piper's leg in the process. On the October 4th show (taped the same night), Piper came out with a crutch and destroyed the set of "The Flower Shop." This ultimately led to the hair vs. hair match between Piper and Adonis at ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} III''.
* TalkShowWithFists: Piper's Pit is the TropeCodifier.
* UnderwearOfPower
* ViolentGlaswegian
* WildCard: See his CatchPhrase and GenreSavvy above. No one knew what Piper would do at any given time.
* WouldHitAGirl: Today, it's very much averted. He's gone onto the WWE's programs to host special Piper's Pits specifically to scold heel wrestlers who hurt women the previous week. But this was not always the case, of course. In 1984-1985, during the height of his highly volatile, crazy heel persona, and when the "Rock 'n' Wrestling Connection" era was in full swing, Piper (in {{Kayfabe}}) hated rock music diva Music/CyndiLauper so much he tried to attack her, without provocation, many times. He actually did assault her and her then-boyfriend David Wolfe during an infamous in-ring promo at New York City's Madison Square Garden (the setup being American Bandstand's Dick Clark presenting an award to Lauper and "Captain" Lou Albano for their (real-life) work with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation). The incident brought Piper's feud with HulkHogan (an avowed friend of Lauper's) to a new level, and set up "The War to Settle the Score," aired nationally via MTV, where Piper's allies -- "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff and "Cowboy" Bob Orton -- threatened to seriously hurt Lauper, if not worse.
* WrestlingFamily: He is a cousin of the Harts.
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