Roddy Piper

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Roddy Piper
Ring name(s) Roddy Piper[1]
The Masked Canadian[2]
Piper Machine[2]
Roddy the Piper
Roderick Piper
Piper
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight 235 lbs.
Born April 17, 1954(1954-04-17)[2]
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan[2]
Died July 31, 2015(2015-07-31) (aged 61)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Resides Portland, Oregon[2]
Billed from Glasgow, Scotland[1]
Trained by Tony Condello[2]
Stu Hart
Alfred Eloquin
Debut 1969
Retired April 18, 2008

Roderick George Toombs (April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015)[2] better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, was a semi-retired Canadian professional wrestler, and actor. He is a WWE Hall of Famer and was inducted in 2005.

Piper was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Piper hosted a popular interview segment on WWE Raw, called "Piper's Pit". The segment mainly aired during the late 1980s and early 1990s. It has been abandoned since Piper left the WWE, but is still done on special occasions when Piper makes a special appearance.

Piper died of cardiac arrest on July 31, 2015 in Hollywood, California.[3]

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