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7/31/2015 6:28pm,
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Wrestling superstar "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at age 61. Multiple reports indicate that Piper died in his sleep from a heart attack.

"Rod passed peacefully in his sleep last night," Piper's agent Jay Schacter told Variety. I am shocked and beyond devastated.
Upon learning of his death, WWE chairman Vince McMahon tweeted that Piper was "one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE beloved by millions of fans around the world."

Piper, whose real name was Roddy Toombs, is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, and was one of the core members of the '80s-era WWE (then known as the WWF). He competed in the very first Wrestlemania, working a faux-Scottish angle, and quickly became one of the sport's most hated villains.

Piper's key gimmick was "Piper's Pit," a mock talk show in which Piper would sit down with fellow wrestlers to talk out the issues of the day. Naturally, the talk lasted less than a minute before the fists flew.


7/31/2015 8:07pm,
Awesomely entertaining heel wrestler. Part of the greatest on screen fist fight ever, as well as delivering the best pre ass kicking one liner ever. As well as a legit martial artist. Rest in peace.

8/01/2015 4:18am,
Hot Rod was one of the best ever to step into the squared circle. He helped put over and propelled quite a few wrestlers to stardom. His mic skills were superior, his wit had a razor edge and he could cut promos and insult others like no one else. He was the heel that all other heels, past and present, wanted and want to be. In my personal opinion, I don't believe he ever got the chances that he deserved as no major organization he worked for ever put their main heavyweight title on him. I think that's a damn shame.

He was rowdy before rowdy was cool. R.I.P. Hot Rod.

8/01/2015 12:13pm,
Rest In Peace