Roddy Piper, WWE Legend Nicknamed ‘Rowdy’ And ‘Hot Rod,’ Dies At 61

The wrestling world lost a legend.

RowdyRoddy Piper — whose real name was Roderick George Toombs — died in his sleep Thursday night, according to TMZ Sports. He was 61.

Piper was one of WWE’s biggest stars in the 1980s and participated in the first Wrestlemania main event. Piper, also known as “Hot Rod,” was known for his battles with Hulk Hogan in both WWE and World Championship Wrestling, and also for his “Piper’s Pit” segment throughout the...

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