Friday, July 31, 2015

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

I am your reality check!
-"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

Roderick "Roddy" George Toombs 
April 17, 1954 – July 30, 2015 
Better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, was a Canadian professional wrestler, film actor, and podcast host. In professional wrestling, he was best known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). Although he was Canadian, due to his Scottish heritage he was billed as coming from Glasgow in Scotland and was known for his signature kilt and bagpipe entrance music. He earned the nickname "Rowdy" by displaying his trademark "Scottish" rage, spontaneity and quick wit. Despite being a crowd favorite for his rock star-like persona, he often played a villain. Aside from his ring name, he was also known by the nickname "Hot Rod".
Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and named No. 1 of the Top 50 villains in wrestling history by the WWE.

Piper died of cardiac arrest in his sleep in his home in Hollywood, California. He was discovered dead in his home on July 31, 2015. 

They Live (1988)

I hope there is Bubble Gum in Heaven.
Good Night Mr. Piper

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa
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