Rowdy Roddy Piper dies at 61

Rowdy Roddy Piper was always my favourite. Mostly because my family called me Roddy until I was in highschool, which is when I formally switched to Rodney.

He was considered a villain – a heel. He was supposed to be a badguy. But everyone loved him. He was “the most gifted entertainer in the history of professional wrestling”. No one ever got the crowds riled up as much as he did.

Just last month he was dropped from the WWE after a public fued with Steve Austin and as any true Canadian would do in the situation – Piper apologized.

He didn’t invent the trash talk, but he sure mastered it. No one since has had the energy and talent the Hot Rod did.

Check out this very fitting tribute to the man.