* BadassDecay[=/=]DorkAge: His time in WCW, also his 2003 WWE run on ''[=SmackDown!=]''.
* CrazyAwesome: Essentially his character whenever he was a {{face}}.
* DudeNotFunny: His, let's say, unusual choice of attire for his ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} VI'' match [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1w6z8f_wwf-wrestlemania-vi-roddy-piper-vs-allen-brown_sport with Bad News Brown.]]
** Not helped by Wrestling/AndreTheGiant allegedly deciding to switch out the solution to get that stuff off Piper with water after the match, leaving Piper to go through customs looking like that.
* EvilIsCool
* HamAndCheese: Piper was a brash loudmouth no matter ''what'' storyline he was in.
* 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?
* MemeticMutation: The famous ChewBubblegum line from ''Film/TheyLive'' has been endlessly regurgitated for decades.
* 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.