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“Rowdy” Roddy Piper
[April 7th, 1986]

The WWE just posted this never before seen photo of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper from WrestleMania 2, where Piper squared off against Mr. T in a boxing match. The two had a storied history, dating back to prior to WrestleMania, where Piper teamed with “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff to take on Mr. T and the WWF Champion Hulk Hogan. Although the bout was supposed be a standard boxing match, old habits die hard, as Piper threw a stool at the legs of Mr. T and bodyslammed him, leading to a disqualification.

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper
[April 2nd, 2005]

The 2005 WWE Hall Of Fame ceremony was one of the most star-studded classes of all-time. The inductions of The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, “The Mouth Of The South” Jimmy Hart, “Cowboy” Bob Orton, and Hulk Hogan paid homage to the original WrestleMania in 1985. However, the class of legends wasn’t complete without the loudest mouth of them all, the legendary “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Piper, a former WWF Intercontinental Champion and NWA/WCW United States Champion was the originator of the “wrestling talk show” with Piper’s Pit, and served as an inspiration for loudmouth jerks for generations to come. What’s better is… he’s proud of that!

Just when they think they have all the answers, I change the questions!