With his insane antics in and out of the ring, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper was truly one of the most entertaining wrestlers of all time. Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.
"One of the greatest moments of my career was when I challenged Roddy for the WWF Intercontinental title at WrestleMania VIII in Indianapolis. We'd never really had any matches together, and to have one this big, in the sold-out Hoosierdome, plus millions more watching live around the world on Pay-Per-View, was going to be a challenge. Roddy had an indifference to pain, working as hard as anyone I ever knew, and at WrestleMania VII I knew he bore the brunt of it for me. To win the Intercontinental title from my mentor was an amazing accomplishment for me." —Bret "The Hitman" Hart, foreword to In the Pit With Piper, 2002.