Sadly, the wrestling world has lost another one of its superstars as Rowdy Roddy Piper passed away in his sleep. Piper, the tough guy who dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt, will be considered one of the greatest villains in wrestling history, particularly due to his rivalry with Hulk Hogan that was the catalyst to professional wrestling’s mainstream popularity boom in the 1980’s. Roddy Piper was The Joker to Hulk Hogan’s Batman, in a sense.
Piper, one of the greatest talkers of all time, could create heat and promote a match unlike anyone else in wrestling history. While Piper’s career highlights are not necessarily always focused on his in-ring matches, here is our list of Piper’s 7 greatest matches that should be considered when looking back at the legendary career of “Hot Rod.”
#7. Royal Rumble 1992 – vs. The Mountie
Was this match deserving to be on this list because it was a technical masterpiece? Hell no. However, it was significant because it was the only time that Piper held a championship in the WWF. Piper would defeat The Mountie with a sleeper and would go on to spend the next few months as the reigning Intercontinental champion in the lead-up to WrestleMania VIII.