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 at 14 years old he became the 5th in the world playing the bag pipes.
- He was the 167 pound amateur Champion, Manatopa.
- 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 and also awarded genius book of world record for longest movie ever. 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 none other, with accomplishments the likes of which most of us can only dream. In 2012 was awarded one of top twenty greatest moments in the history of Madison Sqaure Garden. Where is Legendary Wrestling boots are on display now. Rowdy Piper in 2012 was again awarded the Distinguished Title of the Greatest Heel in the history of Professional Wrestling. 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!”