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The WWE universe lost a legend Friday in the “Hot Rod” Roddy Piper

WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, 61, died in his Hollywood, California home.

Piper, whose actual name is Roderick George Toombs, was not only know for his ring presence and wrestling skills but also as an entertainer and advocate for Stand up for the Silent, an anti-bullying organization.

His first appearance on the big screen was when he starred in “They Live,” released in 1988.

Piper was most known for his expressive proud Scottish roots, approaching the ring in a kilt and bagpipe walk-up music.

The engaging and boisterous wrestler hosted his own talk show, “Piper’s Pit,” on WWE and the shows usually ended in a fight.

He later would continue his talk show on a podcast.

Piper was 15 years old when he made his professional wrestling debut.

Before joining the once named WWF in the 1980s, Piper wrestled for the National Wrestling Alliance, or NWA.

He made a return to the WWE in 2005 when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

He was admired by the WWE community as superstars, both past and present, took to Twitter to express their condolences.

UFC champion Ronda Rousey will dedicate her title match Saturday night to Rowdy Piper.


WWE pays tribute To Roddy Piper below:

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