– WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper was loved like Dusty Rhodes as more social media reactions are coming in from around the pro wrestling world. As noted, TMZ reported that Piper, age 61, passed away at home in Hollywood after going into cardiac arrest while sleeping on Thursday night. He was found Friday. Below are more reactions from the wrestling world:
RIP Roddy Piper. THE most Rowdy of characters, of all time. He was very good to me… Condolences to his family. #RIPRoddy
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) July 31, 2015
Sad to hear about Roddy Piper.He once worked 91 nights w/out a day off.WWE wouldn't be what it is today w/out him.Wonderful athlete & friend
— Jesse Ventura (@GovJVentura) July 31, 2015
Damn, why are the "good guys" the ones to leave too early…RIP RODDY PIPER!
— Vickie Guerrero (@VickieGuerrero) July 31, 2015
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) July 31, 2015
— James Storm (@JamesStormBrand) July 31, 2015
I am so sad hearing of the passing of @R_Roddy_Piper. He's the wrestler that made me want to be one too. A true legend who will be missed.
— Abyss (@TherealAbyss) July 31, 2015
RIP "Rowdy" Roddy Piper…I'll never forgot you smashing a coconut over my head at WrestleMania XXVII pic.twitter.com/1g2EqaAN2O
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) July 31, 2015
Plenty of Bubble Gum in Heaven. Relax and enjoy HotRod! RIP!
— Lance Hoyt/Archer (@LanceHoyt) July 31, 2015
Rip Hot Rod
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) July 31, 2015
RIP Roddy Piper Had the chance to get in the ring with him, a legend no doubt
— TJ Wilson (@KiddWWE) July 31, 2015
The original rebel. One of my greatest inspirations. Thank you for your guidance. RIP Piper. pic.twitter.com/lzGT8m0vCJ
— A.J. Brooks (@WWEAJLee) July 31, 2015
Can't tell you how stunned I am to hear about Roddy Pipers passing. Enjoyed his company in both WCW and TNA. Shocked and saddened by this.
— Mike Tenay (@RealMikeTenay) July 31, 2015
— Triple H (@TripleH) July 31, 2015
Roddy Piper helped pave the way for Canadians like me in wrestling. Your persona was larger than life. You will be missed
— Bobby Roode (@REALBobbyRoode) July 31, 2015
— Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) July 31, 2015
Was privileged to see firsthand the kindness & humility of a true legend. RIP "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. A legacy Unmatched pic.twitter.com/kKsQYwskRv
— Byron Saxton (@ByronSaxton) July 31, 2015
Rod made me believe a kid from Scotland could do anything. He'd spend time on the phone with me & was my friend Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
— Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks) July 31, 2015
— Jack Korpela (@JackKorpela) July 31, 2015
Sad today to hear about the passing of Rowdy Roddy Piper. Great man always a gentleman to me and a true legend. #riprowdyroddypiper
— Bill DeMott (@BillDeMott) July 31, 2015
RIP Hot Rod. "Old School IS cool" and he was a huge part of the era that got me hooked on wrestling. His commentary, his matches, his promos-everything he did was special..He was still my Halloween costume just a few years ago. A ridiculously talented & entertaining performer and quality human being on top of it. My thoughts are with the Toombs family.