* AwesomeEgo: Piper would always piss off Vince by calling him "Junior." He had previously worked for Vince Sr., and had little good to say about his heir. Zero fucks.
* BadassDecay[=/=]DorkAge: His time in WCW, also his 2003 WWE run on ''[=SmackDown!=]''.
* CrazyAwesome: Essentially his character whenever he was a {{face}}.
* EvilIsCool
* HamAndCheese: Piper was a brash loudmouth no matter ''what'' storyline he was in.
* HarsherInHindsight: During a 2003 interview which took place at around the same time he returned to WWE, Piper predicted that he was "not going to make 65" due to his poor health. How right he was...
* LoveToHate: ''Man'' was he a great heel.
* MemeticBadass: In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV''. Just how badass can you be when Creator/KeithDavid, another Memetic Badass in the game that everyone respects, respects you? (That said, it's clearly a ShoutOut to David and Piper working together in ''Film/TheyLive''. Speaking of which…)
* MemeticMutation: The famous ChewBubblegum line from ''Film/TheyLive'' has been endlessly regurgitated for decades.
** '''[[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/fightingfit0c.gif THAT'S NOT MY DAD!!]]'''
* MostWonderfulSound: When you hear the bagpipes blaring, some serious shit is about to go down.
* ProtectionFromEditors: Piper rarely did a job, and Wrestling/HulkHogan made no secret of his displeasure at never getting to get that decisive win during their feud. Interestingly, Piper did take a (now famous) pinfall loss at ''Wrestlemania VIII'' to Wrestling/BretHart.
* ValuesDissonance: Some things Piper did in the mid-80s would get the WWE kicked off the air nowadays. Part of Piper's {{Heel}} schtick was that he wasn't just obnoxious, but bigoted, with some notably racist diatribes at Mr. T and at least one occasion where he angrily used an ethnic slur against Wrestling/BrunoSammartino. Then there was the infamous Piper's Pit segment with Wrestling/JimmySnuka, arguably Piper's crowning achievement in {{politically incorrect villain}}y.