|Rowdy Roddy Piper
|The Rod Pod
Born Roderick George Toombs in Saskatoon, Sask., Canada. To parents of Scottish descent.
Roddy Piper has been a professional wrestler since the age of 15.
He was the youngest wrestler in the history of professional wrestling.
He won the Golden Gloves boxing championship.
He was awarded a Black Belt from the world-renowned Judo Gene Label.
He has held more than 38 professional wrestling titles.
He has fought over 7,000 professional matches.
Having joined the WWE in 1984, Roddy hosted his own interview segment - Piper's Pit. Piper's Pit made Roddy Piper one of the WWE's most talked about performers. In 1985, he first crossed paths with Hulk Hogan - and the rest is history. They became the two biggest box office superstars in the WWE's history. It was WrestleMania 1, with the main event of Piper and Paul Orndorff teamed against Hogan and Mr. T that put the WWE on the map. Now, in 2005, Piper is still headlining. This time it was Wrestlemania 21 on April 3, 2005 in Hollywood, when he presented his infamous Piper's Pit with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Roddy Piper has starred in many movies including John Carpenter's much-acclaimed, "They Live," which was a number one box office hit. In 2003, the fight scene in John Carpenter's THEY LIVE was awarded one of the top ten fight scenes in cinema history. The scene is featured on the DVD, "Ultimate Fights in the Movies." Roddy's long list of Film and T.V. credits continue to grow.
In 2003, Roddy came out with his best selling autobiography published by Penguin-Putnam, "In the Pit with Piper."
The best way to learn more about Roddy Piper is to see and talk to the man himself. Keep an eye out in your area for his One-Man Show tours. He has had a career like not other, with accomplishments the likes of which most of us can only dream. On April 2, 2005, at the Universal Amphitheater in Hollywood, Roddy Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Roddy's longtime nemesis, 16 times world champion, Ric Flair, when doing the introduction, said, "Roddy Piper is the most talented man in the history of professional wrestling. Bar none!"
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