WWE posted a short clip (view above) from Thursday night’s WrestleMania Axxess in Brooklyn, NY, as hundreds of fans in attendance witnessed the unveiling of a life-sized bronze statue of the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
Also in attendance to take part in this historic moment was Piper’s family, Hall of Famers Sting, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart and 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake.
Thursday night’s presentation now has Roddy Piper with other Hall of Famers Ric Flair, Andre The Giant, Dusty Rhodes, Bruno Sammartino and The Ultimate Warrior who have also been honored with a bronze statue at past WrestleMania Axxess events.
Roddy Piper (real name was Roderick George Toombs) died on July 31, 2015 in his sleep at the age of 61 at his home in Hollywood, California.
A copy of Piper’s death certificate obtained by Wrestleview back in August of 2015 showed Piper had pulmonary embolism (a blood clot) that triggered a heart attack.