Rowdy Roddy Piper
Won last documented match in a tag team with Cowboy Bob Orton against Terry Funk and Mick "Mankind" Foley
Elected into WWF/WWE Hall of Fame
Named WWF/WWE Intercontinental Champion
Starred as an alien-fighting drifter in John Carpenter's "They Live"
Wrestled against Hulk Hogan in Wrestlemania I
Joined World Wrestling Federation and launches "Piper's Pit"
Joined NWA Hollywood Wrestling
Debuted as a professional wrestler at the age of 15
Adopted his wrestling moniker in the early '70s from his penchant for playing bagpipes while entering the arena and ring. An announcer dubbed him "Roddy the Piper," and the name stuck.
Lost approximately 50 to 75% in a 1984 bout agaist Greg Valentine, who broke his left eardrum. Piper would later suffer from an equilibrium imbalance that made it difficult for him to maintain balance while wrestling.
Told Bryant Gumbel in an interview for "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" that due to drug use and ill health during his years as a wrestler, he did not believe that he would reach the age of 65. Piper died in 2015 at the age of 61.
Piper enjoyed a recurring role on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as Da' Maniac, a character that parodied Mickey Rourke's role in "The Wrestler," which itself was inspired by Piper and his performance in "They Live." Piper himself would appear on "The Jimmy Kimmel Show" during an interview with Rourke to praise the film and his performance.
Piper gave mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey his approval to bill herself as "Rowdy."