68 Roddy Piper Quotes the ‘Rowdy’ Canadian Professional Wrestler

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, a cherished member of the WWE Hall of Fame, started as one of WWE’s most despised villains.

Joining WWE in 1984, Piper became essential, delivering iconic interview segments.

Notorious for confrontations, like with Cyndi Lauper and Morton Downey Jr., he played a pivotal role in WWE’s global rise during the 1980s, participating in landmark events like the first WrestleMania.

Piper’s in-ring skills were matched by his microphone mastery, evident in his controversial segment, “Piper’s Pit”.


WrestleMania III saw Piper’s temporary retirement, with a memorable victory over Adrian Adonis.

Later, Piper ventured into acting, notably in “They Live”, but returned to WWE in the ’90s, winning the Intercontinental Championship in 1992.

He was WWE’s interim President in 1996 and faced Goldust at WrestleMania XII.

Piper was inducted into the 2005 Hall of Fame and continued making impacts, even capturing a title in 2006.

Piper’s enduring influence extended to the WWE Network’s “Legends’ House”, demonstrating his lifelong penchant for controversy.

I have chosen some of the great quotes by Roddy Piper.

Best Roddy Piper Quotes


You don’t throw rocks at a man with a machine gun! ~ Roddy Piper.


I’m not gonna make 65. Let’s just face facts, guys. ~ Roddy Piper.


I’m very proud of The Rock. ~ Roddy Piper.


If you are the heel, and if you are doing your job right, you are most hated. ~ Roddy Piper.


Wrestlers are the best. ~ Roddy Piper.

I’m kind of a go-get-’em kind of guy. ~ Roddy Piper.

I hate a bully, and I hate racists. ~ Roddy Piper.


I’m not as sharp as I used to be. ~ Roddy Piper.

Ask me for my shirt off my back, I’ll give it to you. Tell me? Not a chance. ~ Roddy Piper.

I ran out of tears when I was 14. ~ Roddy Piper.


The business has taken a toll on me. ~ Roddy Piper.

I lived on the street myself. ~ Roddy Piper.

I owe everything to my fans. They were the ones who cheered for me, and they were the ones who gave me the means to provide for my kids. ~ Roddy Piper.

Famous Roddy Piper Quotes

WWE and I have a long history, and I remember some very fun days back in the day. ~ Roddy Piper.


Vince McMahon got really angry at me for leaving the WWE-F-G, whatever it is now. ~ Roddy Piper.

I left home when I was 13. When I was 15, I was living in a youth hostel, and I was the 167-pound amateur wrestling champion. ~ Roddy Piper.

You walk into an arena with 10,000 people and no security and everybody hating you, it takes some gumption. ~ Roddy Piper.

Wrestling has a tremendous entrance plan. You come in, and it’s, ‘Boy, here you are. It’s rock and roll; it’s wonderful.’ It’s got no exit plan. ~ Roddy Piper.

It seems like I have been fighting someone, something, someplace, in some manner, my whole life. ~ Roddy Piper.


When I get to Heaven, I’ll want to fight. ~ Roddy Piper.

They say that wrestlers are actors, and they couldn’t be more wrong. The truth is wrestling and acting could not be more opposite. Wrestling is explosion, and acting is implosion. ~ Roddy Piper.

I was 15 years old when I started wrestling full time, and I know what I had to go through to get here. ~ Roddy Piper.


Wrestling moves are made for arenas, not the screen. ~ Roddy Piper.

I was the first wrestler ever in the history of wrestling to star in a major motion studio picture that became #1 box office of the weekend, and that gave the itch to I don’t know how many wrestlers. ~ Roddy Piper.

Inspiring Roddy Piper Quotes

I’m a villain at heart. I’m a born villain. ~ Roddy Piper.

I am really good with Lego! ~ Roddy Piper.

I broke my right ankle. Four ribs. One rib went into my liver. My spleen. My back in two places. ~ Roddy Piper.

There was a lot of work that people don’t know about that I did to establish my villain persona. There were a lot of miles on the road that went into it, thousands upon thousands of hours of writing on yellow pads while driving in my car with the dome light on. ~ Roddy Piper.

I like choir music. I sincerely do! ~ Roddy Piper.

When I would go into Madison Square Garden, I wasn’t the most popular guy. Madison Square Garden, there’s 16,000 Puerto Ricans with knives and great radios and stuff. ~ Roddy Piper.

Only thing I ever thought I’d see is a picture with me in a uniform with stripes on it and a number under my mug shot. ~ Roddy Piper.

I never faked my emotions or my desire to be a winner. ~ Roddy Piper.

Top Roddy Piper Quotes

Back in the early days of WWE, I remember doing 20 interviews every Tuesday, one right after the other on different topics. ~ Roddy Piper.


Wrestling saved my life. ~ Roddy Piper.

I remember I did a character in ‘Robocop’ years ago – Commander Cash. I wore this really ridiculous outfit, and my face was covered. You couldn’t recognize me in the suit; you could only hear my voice. ~ Roddy Piper.

I put my heart into my career, and the people knew that I did that; and I went from being the most hated man to one of the best loved. ~ Roddy Piper.

I’d never seen a professional wrestling match. First one I saw, I was in. It was just an accident. ~ Roddy Piper.

In the morning, I’m juicing two apples, two carrots, two celery, two beets, two ginger. I’m drinking that every morning to try to keep the cancer away. ~ Roddy Piper.

The very first individual that breaks out in my mind as a top villain is Gorgeous George, and it’s hard to beat the first guy. ~ Roddy Piper.


I’ve had Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy as a tag-team partner. ~ Roddy Piper.

I did three television shows in Poughkeepsie in one day, with Adrian Adonis and The Iron Sheik. They gave us no food. ~ Roddy Piper

Popular Roddy Piper Quotes

Real wrestling fans always knew Hogan couldn’t wrestle. And he’s not exactly an intellectual, either… The path he chose is very simple. He wears spandex in the airport. That’s his identification as a man. ~ Roddy Piper.

I’ve got a lot on my shoulders, but I’ve got the most beautiful family in the world. ~ Roddy Piper.

I think that I just wasn’t brought up under any rules, and I think that made me a little different and people wanted to look up to that or aspire to that, and that makes me very grateful. ~ Roddy Piper.

Only people who can’t draw money need belts. ~ Roddy Piper.

My first match lasted 10 seconds, and I lost. ~ Roddy Piper.

Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions. ~ Roddy Piper.

I was trained by, at the time, the toughest man in the world. Not according to him, either. His name is ‘Judo’ Gene Lebell, and he trained Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris. He’s the godfather of MMA. ~ Roddy Piper.

It was by accident I got into wrestling. Somebody didn’t show up, and I just filled in. ~ Roddy Piper

CM Punk is a very talented man, and I’m a big fan of his. ~ Roddy Piper.

I only had an A game… no matter where I was. ~ Roddy Piper.

Ultimate Roddy Piper Quotes

It’s one thing to talk the talk; it’s another thing to walk after getting whacked with a coconut. ~ Roddy Piper.

I’ve had over seven thousand pro fights. ~ Roddy Piper.

I’ve been around the world seven times, been stabbed three times, been down in an airplane, and once dated the Bearded Lady. ~ Roddy Piper.

Guys like Ole Anderson, Gene Anderson, Mad Dog Vachon, Johnny Valentine. I love them to death. I’ll love them forever. ~ Roddy Piper.


I’m as real as they come. ~ Roddy Piper.

Without putting words in anybody’s mouth, I think that Roddy has a reputation for being a rebel. I don’t think that’s a big secret. ~ Roddy Piper.

We got an old saying: I would rather you punch my teeth down my throat than throw a popcorn punch! ~ Roddy Piper.

I’m a very lucky person. ~ Roddy Piper.

Getting into the voice-over booth, there are no cameras and no inhibitions. ~ Roddy Piper.

Many hotels, I just sat there and – I call it the silent scream – I don’t know why, you just sit there, and tears will just come down, and you’ll just sit there for hours, man. There’s no place to turn, and when you do turn, who cares? You’re just a dumb professional wrestler. ~ Roddy Piper.

The WWE gave me a family and a life. ~ Roddy Piper.

I was the youngest in the world in history when I started, 15. That’s illegal now. ~ Roddy Piper.

So these were the 68 top Roddy Piper quotes and sayings.

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