Roddy Piper

1954 - 2015

Roddy Piper

Roderick George Toombs (April 17, 1954 – July 31, 2015) was a Canadian professional wrestler, amateur wrestler, amateur boxer, and actor, better known by his ring name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. In professional wrestling, Piper was best known to international audiences for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) between 1984 and 2000. Although he was Canadian, because of his Scottish heritage he was billed as coming from Glasgow and was known for his signature kilt and bagpipe entrance music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roddy Piper has received more than 7,147,885 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 60th most popular wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 46.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Roddy Pipers by language


Among wrestlers, Roddy Piper ranks 60 out of 562Before him are Ignazio Fabra, Kurt Angle, Emil Väre, King Kong Bundy, Carl Westergren, and Rey Mysterio. After him are Shawn Michaels, The Ultimate Warrior, Roman Reigns, Emam-Ali Habibi, Stu Hart, and Claes Johanson.

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Among people born in 1954, Roddy Piper ranks 187Before him are Corinna Harfouch, Seka, Catherine O'Hara, Philippa Gregory, Derek Warwick, and Władysław Żmuda. After him are Eliseo Salazar, Yuji Kishioku, Carter Burwell, Sergey Naryshkin, Carlos Agostinho do Rosário, and Graziano Rossi. Among people deceased in 2015, Roddy Piper ranks 239Before him are Henry Carr, Guru Josh, Ludvík Vaculík, Pino Daniele, Gunnar Hansen, and Vlastimil Bubník. After him are Yvonne Craig, Wayne Rogers, Lesley Gore, Amparo Baró, Eric Arturo Delvalle, and Claude Criquielion.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Roddy Piper ranks 264 out of 840Before him are Neil Peart (1952), Barry Pepper (1970), Jessalyn Gilsig (1971), Michael Wincott (1958), Steven Erikson (1959), and Michael Ignatieff (1947). After him are Ted Lindsay (1925), Edward Belcher (1799), Kim Campbell (1947), Alexander Knox (1907), Stephen Amell (1981), and Jean-Claude Turcotte (1936).

Among WRESTLERS In Canada

Among wrestlers born in Canada, Roddy Piper ranks 3Before him are Bret Hart (1957) and Chris Benoit (1967). After him are Edge (1973), Pat Patterson (1941), Owen Hart (1965), Santino Marella (1974), Christian Cage (1973), Trish Stratus (1976), Kevin Owens (1984), Natalya Neidhart (1982), and Bobby Roode (1977).

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