VIDEO: Roddy Piper’s Daughter Reacts To Ronda Rousey Wearing Her Father’s Jacket


Ariel Teal Toombs, the daughter of the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, spoke with TMZ Sports today and talked about Ronda Rousey’s appearance at the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. For those who didn’t see it, Rousey wore a t-shirt that was inspired by Roddy Piper and wore his original jacket. Toombs said,

“Honestly, I feel honored. It’s so empowering to see a woman like Ronda, like, coming into wrestling right now. And then, on top of it, her wearing his jacket, that symbolism is very sweet. She’s just so great about carrying the torch and showing her Piper pride.”

She continued, “The beauty of Ronda is that she’s bringing in her own fanbase. So she has a whole lot of fans that maybe weren’t even Piper fans that she’ll be bringing her own element to. There’ll never be another ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper. There just won’t. We can all pay tribute to him and do our best, but I think that Ronda is gonna do a great job taking the talent and the fighting charisma she has, and becoming her own new thing. And I think this is just her paying tribute because dad was so much a part of her life.”

You can watch a video of the interview below:


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