How tall is Roddy Piper

Roddy Piper's Height

6ft 1in (185 cm)

Canadian Wrestler and Actor best remembered for films such as They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtown. In his book he described his own height and weight as such: "Six-foot-one-and-a-half-inch, 232-pound[s]".


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Attitude said on 25/Aug/16
Hey HeightcrazyRed6ft, I asked Rob about this, but Piper's IMDB page lists him at 6 feet even, not 6 foot 1 inches which many think he probably was. His height was based off the period for when he did his film, They Live.

You can see Piper and Bret standing together with Davey here (from WWE's archive):

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I personally believe Bret was 5'11.5" as seen with Rob's photo with him (though, the photo he's standing less, at bang on 5'11"). Bret has been billed at 5'11" before, so it wouldn't surprise me if he comes out as lower than 6 feet.
@HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 3/Aug/16
straightahead said on 1/Jul/16
T-Squared, i would estimate them as followed: Bulldog 5'10 3/4, bret 5'11 1/2 - 3/4, Piper 6'0 TOPS

In cm - Bulldog a solid 180 cm, Bret 182, Piper 183.

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I agree with Bulldog and Bret, Piper was taller.
IMO peak Piper was 61.5" for a morning measurement and 60.75"-61" evening.
In 1992 he still edged Bret and was 60.25"-60.5"
When I met him in 2013, he was barely 59" and was in big soled boots wich made him 510.5"-510.75", he was still one of the nicest guys Ive ever met.


I totally agree with this:

aaronious said on 6/Jul/16
piper had hip and knee replacements, and had spinal cancer, as well as several natural spinal fusions.

you can tell how much his torso shrank, because all of his internal organs became highly compressed in later years after leaving the ring, and his belly hugely distended, even though he himself is skinny. it wasnt simply a "beer belly", it was his shrinking spine
184guy said on 12/Jul/16
@Rampage I believe he was something like 6'1.25-5 but not a full 6'2 He was defo taller than Hart and not shorter than macmahon ( who i believe uses heeled shoes and Hd a perfect posture and a very thick hair . He also wasnt much shorter than 190-191 Jesse ventura
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jul/16
British Bulldog looked a good 1in or more shorter than Bret. He was once billed a ludicrous 6ft3! I think near 5ft11. Bret could look a strong 6ft in the 80's and Piper could look near his billed 6ft2 at times. Strong 6ft1 is very believable for him.
184guy said on 9/Jul/16
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jul/16
I donno but I feel that The British Buldog was taller.Like 180-181
Hart is about 6ft,possibly a tad over like 6ft 0.25
Piper before 1991 when he suffered an bike accident was for sure over 6'1.There is no way Hogan had 5' on him.More like 4' and a bit change
aaronious said on 6/Jul/16
piper had hip and knee replacements, and had spinal cancer, as well as several natural spinal fusions.

you can tell how much his torso shrank, because all of his internal organs became highly compressed in later years after leaving the ring, and his belly hugely distended, even though he himself is skinny. it wasnt simply a "beer belly", it was his shrinking spine
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Jul/16
Davey Boy Smith - 5ft10(179cm)
Bret Hart - 6ft(183cm)
Roddy Piper - 6ft1(186cm)
straightahead said on 1/Jul/16
T-Squared, i would estimate them as followed: Bulldog 5'10 3/4, bret 5'11 1/2 - 3/4, Piper 6'0 TOPS

In cm - Bulldog a solid 180 cm, Bret 182, Piper 183.
T-Squared said on 28/Jun/16
I have a signed pic from a con that has Bret, Piper, Virgil and Davey Boy Smith circa 1991 and they all seem suspiciously close in height. I would have never pegged Piper as taller than Bret but it's definitely possible.
Alan Hamel said on 26/Jun/16
I met Piper several times and we were close in height with me being slightly taller. Roddy is approximately 5'11". I am 6 feet. Roddy is around 218 pounds. We worked out together and both weighed in.
straightahead said on 19/Jun/16
@Danimal said on 20/Jun/15
For those who don't believe how much wrestlers can shrink. Here's Roddy standing next to 6'0" Steve Austin today. Roddy in his prime was minimum 6'1". Today he's lucky if he can squeeze out 5'8" on a good day.

If Hogans 4 inches fantasy height lost werent enough, now we are to believe that Piper lost... 5?! yeah right. Still no need for a wheel chair!!! Call Guinness records.
berta said on 1/Jun/16
same height as cena peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/May/16
Around 6ft1-1 range peak
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Apr/16
Honestly, Rob?

I'd have chosen C maybe even edging toward B on a good day.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Apr/16
Rob, which fits best for a peak Piper?

A) 188.5cm/186.5cm
B) 188cm/186cm
C) 187.5cm/185.5cm
D) 187cm/185cm
E) 186.5cm/184.5cm
Editor Rob: since Jenny hadn't seen Hell Comes to Frogtown I watched that not too long ago and thought he looked near 6ft 1 in it...that was late 80's, did he lose anything by that or They Live? Hard to tell really.

I'd stick with more a D range for him.
Attitude said on 10/Apr/16
Interesting that his imdb lists him at 6 feet (183 cm). Would there be any validity in that Rob? It would have to be based around the time he did They Live. If that's the case, it might throw all the wrestler height comparisons for a loop.
Editor Rob: I wouldn't have guessed him looking just 6ft in the 80's, I think he did start losing height by his 40's though and it just got worse by his latter years.
HeightcrazyRed6ft said on 12/Mar/16
JB said on 17/Feb/16
...How is that much height loss possible? Illness? Surgery?

Yes, he had parts of his spine removed due to cancer and other surgery.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Mar/16
He could have been 186cm range peak. I think he may have claimed 6ft2 also on another occasion
JB said on 17/Feb/16
He def lost a lot of height in his later days. On It's Always Sunny he didn't seem any taller than Mac and Dennis, and they're like what 5'9" 5'10"? In They Live he's described as tall, so he must have been tall in his prime. How is that much height loss possible? Illness? Surgery?
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 26/Jan/16
Rob,what height do you think here of Barry Windham with Piper ?
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Editor Rob: could look 4 inches when standing up there
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 21/Jan/16
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Here he also calims 6ft 1.5
Rob,don't you think 6ft 1.25 it's a better shoot than just a flat 6'1 ?
Editor Rob: 186 is arguable yes
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 12/Jan/16
Roddy Piper at 1985 looked the same height as Muhhamed Ali
FIVE NINE said on 3/Dec/15
Saw him at a convention maybe 5 years ago. I was surprised to see he was slightly taller than myself. I say 5'10"
Kevin said on 2/Dec/15
Piper really lost alot of height towards the end of his life, met him in late 80's and he was a solid 6'1 and change then, in movie They Live he was strong 6'1, in honor of his great career glad we have kept his height at 6'1 instead of what easily could be 5'10 or even 5'9 at the very end...
Yoyo said on 2/Dec/15
Rob, some time ago you had Hot Rod at 177 cm, so I'm assuming when someone dies you stick with their peak height, am I correct?

Probably a 6'1" guy in his prime, RIP Rowdy one.
Editor Rob: You may leave this earth behind, but you'll always be given your peak height on celebheights.
The Ben said on 21/Nov/15
Met him a couple of times (08 and 2014) and he was 5'9 max. It's really hard to see him at over 6ft but there's plenty of photo eve since to suggest he was. Maybe a lift wearer?
andre said on 8/Nov/15
Rob with chris jericho he looks like 5ft6 how can he loss so much height?
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 7/Nov/15
Rob,186,6(6ft 1.5) is not impossible
He was about the same height 6ft 1.5 Mcmahon,same height as 6ft 1.5 ultimate warrior,same height as 6ft 1.5-2 Jack Tunney(coo at 80's of wwf)
Piper and Tunney:Click Here
Piper and Mcmahon: Click Here
Piper and Warrior:Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Oct/15
Rob, maybe 186cm?

I thought in the 80's he could from 6ft1 to near 6ft2. Now that he's passed...discussing his dramatic height loss is beyond pointless. So many trolls want to muddy the waters by exaggerating it...that he was 5ft6 when he died.
[Editor Rob: I think 6ft 1 or around that, I'm not so sure he really was 6ft 1.5 range]
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Oct/15
Rob, how likely is 6ft1 as a peak for Hot Rod?
[Editor Rob: I think nearer 6ft 1 than 1.5 is more likely, although he may well have measured near 1.5 earlier on a good day.]
NewHorror said on 19/Oct/15
He looked 5'10 or maybe even less next to 6'0,5 Dean Ambrose at the beginning of 2014. 6'1 in his prime maybe, but before his death he was nowhere near even 6'0.
andre said on 18/Oct/15
In the picture with 5ft8 chris jericho he looks 5ft6

how the hell he lost from 6ft1 to 5ft6 all this rob ?
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 14/Aug/15
Looked 6ft1-2
Brad said on 6/Aug/15
6' 1" figure is like 1984. I was shocked how smaller he was a few years ago in front of me in Burbank.
Sammy Derrick said on 5/Aug/15
R.I.P
Roddy Piper 5'10 legend.I hope there is bubble gum in Heaven.
Bill said on 4/Aug/15
Either his billed height was a bunch of crap or he lost 4-5 inches in height because I have seen plenty of photos where he looks 5' 10" tops.
Aza said on 2/Aug/15
Roddy Piper RIP.
richie said on 2/Aug/15
Roddy Pipers peak height was a good 6'1", definitely over 6', he had a good two inches on John Carpenter who was 5'11"
Mike said on 2/Aug/15
RIP.
Peak: 184-185 cm
Tarinator said on 1/Aug/15
Should be around 187 before at his prime. Now 177. RIP
Danimal said on 1/Aug/15
RIP PIPER!! Even though he was Canadian Rob, I'm sure you were prowd of him to represent Scotland in his wrestling heyday?

Btw, to the poster below who said he's 5'11", I'm sorry, but here is a TRUE RECENT pic of Rod with 5'8" Chris Jericho: Click Here

Even Mean Gene Okerlund and Bill Apter (both around 5'6" today) were around the same height as him recently. People don't realize that he wasn't a well man. He had major hip replacement in the mid-late 90's and then had cancerous tumor in his SPINE and they had to remove major portions of it, which took off many inches of his height. He was every bit 6'1" PLUS in his prime, having had 2" 5'11" Bobby Heenan, 2-3" on Paul Orndorff. Was around the same height as Vince McMahon (in the 1980's). He had at least 2" on a PRIME Ric Flair.
[Editor Rob: I thought he was a good wrestler and decent actor for the roles he took on, although I'd sink 3 beers before watching Hell Comes to Frogtown...]
Danimal said on 1/Aug/15
RIP PIPER!! Even though he was Canadian Rob, I'm sure you were prowd of him to represent Scotland in his wrestling heyday?

Btw, to the poster below who said he's 5'11", I'm sorry, but here is a TRUE RECENT pic of Rod with 5'8" Chris Jericho: Click Here

Even Mean Gene Okerlund and Bill Apter (both around 5'6" today) were around the same height as him recently. People don't realize that he wasn't a well man. He had major hip replacement in the mid-late 90's and then had cancerous tumor in his SPINE and they had to remove major portions of it, which took off many inches of his height. He was every bit 6'1" PLUS in his prime, having had 2" 5'11" Bobby Heenan, 2-3" on Paul Orndorff. Was around the same height as Vince McMahon (in the 1980's). He had at least 2" on a PRIME Ric Flair.
linke said on 1/Aug/15
Just heard the news of him passing away. RIP Hot Rod.
Sal said on 31/Jul/15
Just saw a more recent pic of my friend who is 5'9" and piper was looking at least 5'11"
sam2 said on 31/Jul/15
He is listed as 6' even.....230 lbs prime.
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 31/Jul/15
RIP Hot Rod,You'll be remembered !
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 20/Jul/15
Look Rob,Piper and Adrian Paul(who you have met and Said 6ft tall)
Click Here
very Hard to see Piper only as 6ft ranger
*OBS:This episode is from 1993 when Piper was 39years old
pablo77bar said on 2/Jul/15
@Rampage(-_-_-)Clover
I'm making the comparsion using the eyeline and shoulders,not the top of the head.
Danimal said on 1/Jul/15
Roddy in the late 90's (AFTER his first hip replacement) still taller than The Ultimate Warrior: Click Here
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jun/15
@pablo77bar: Both Piper and Honky Tonk Man are closer to the camera and most in ring gear. Also, Piper is wearing a santa hat.
pablo77bar said on 28/Jun/15
Looks Roddy with Vince(6FT 1 AT LEAST IN THE PEAK) AND Honky Tonk Man(probably no less than 6ft 0.5 at the time)
The footage is from 1990 when he was 36
Piper looks 6ft 1.25 or 6ft 1.5(like he claimed)
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Danimal said on 20/Jun/15
For those who don't believe how much wrestlers can shrink. Here's Roddy standing next to 6'0" Steve Austin today. Roddy in his prime was minimum 6'1". Today he's lucky if he can squeeze out 5'8" on a good day. Click Here
Frank R said on 1/Jun/15
His WWE profile listed him at 6'1" in the and the 1980s and 90s, but the WWE has historically given wrestlers at least 1 inch in their "billed height."
pablo77bar said on 11/Apr/15
For those who think that Piper never was over 6ft 1,look this match of him against Jake ''the snake'' Robert who was a solid 6ft 5 in that tall and even today,is no less than 6ft 4

I can't see a diference of more than 8 cms between them
pablo77bar said on 16/Jan/15
His peak never was 6ft0.5 No chance
He looks like at that time 6ft 2
There are inumerous stuff in the youtube from that time
He was clearly taller than Bret Hart ( just look his WM 8 match)
He lost a lot of height after later 1999
For example : in 1996 piper was taller than Mcmahon
7 years later mcmahon towers over Roddy
Silky said on 15/Jan/15
I think Roddy was a real 6' footer barefoot. Which you have to remember in wrestling they exaggerated height a great deal. He may have been slightly over 6' like 6' 1/4"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 10/Jan/15
Really did look 6ft1-2 in the 80's
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 28/Dec/14
He was always billed 6ft1 in the 80's.
I think 6ft2 could be nearer for him though. Randy has at least 2in on him
pablo said on 26/Dec/14
Piper with 6ft 5.75 at time (Hogan)
and 6ft 1.5 Mcmahon
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He does look 1.89
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pablo said on 26/Dec/14
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover says on 24/Dec/14
Cowboy Bob Orton is 6ft1-6ft2

Maybe now but look some pics of him stand next to Randy who is probably 1.94
In the 80's Bob Orton was huge. Maybe 1.92
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 24/Dec/14
Cowboy Bob Orton is 6ft1-6ft2
pablo said on 23/Dec/14
I think Roddy was 6ft 2 in hi prime
He was taller tha Flair,Hart,Mcmahon and a little bit smaller than Bob Orton who was 6ft 3-4
Shredo said on 21/Dec/14
Roddy was a weak 6'1 in his prime
A6'1Guy said on 7/Dec/14
@Danimal He is leaning forwards... He looks about the same height as him if he stood back and with good posture.
pablo77bar said on 1/Dec/14
His peak probably was 188/187 in the 80's and early 90's
Today he is probably with 180
pablo77bar said on 1/Dec/14
His peak probably was 188/187 in the 80's and early 90's
Today he is probably with 180
Sean said on 21/Nov/14
There's nothing to compare him to in this Nov. 2014 commercial, but still, looks short and weak. 5'8" might be generous. Might he have a degenerative disease? Sad.
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SAMMY DERRICK. said on 15/Oct/14
FROM 6'1 TO 5'9!FOUR INCHES LOST!At least he has a net worth of 4 million dollars,a million dollars per inch.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 4/Oct/14
nothing cool about his height loss...at all
james said on 20/Sep/14
Feel kind of bad for Piper .man he has shrunk .6'1 to 5'9 all that hip surgery I guesd
Height181 said on 7/Sep/14
I agree with the 5'8'' range. It's strange to think that he was as tall as 6'1''. 5 inches of height loss! Wow..
Danimal said on 5/Sep/14
Sadly, Roddy has lost even more height. Here he is next to 5'9" Henry Rollins. Piper is MAX 5'8" today. Was easily 6'1"+ in his prime:

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Chuck said on 21/Aug/14
Peak 6'0.5
Today 5'9 max
Chuck said on 21/Aug/14
Peak 6'0.5
Today 5'9 max
Carmbo said on 12/Aug/14
Peak 6'1
Today 5'9.75, can look 5'10.75 max in footwear
AMK said on 14/Jun/14
Man is no 5ft 9.5in here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oicMce07s8
Marcus Hickman said on 4/Apr/14
hard to believe i'm now actually taller than Roddy Piper. I'm 5' 10 1/2" (179cm). and 205 lbs. i'm musclebound with only 4%-5% body fat
Jeff said on 27/Mar/14
Met him today and he is definitely not 6'. I'm 5'11" and I'd say he was about 5'9.5" or maybe just under 5'10".
Marko said on 24/Mar/14
He was exact same height as the two 5'9 guys in his ITs Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
The big man clearly lost alot of height.
Listing him as 6 feet today is off. Season 5 episode 7.
I loved him in they live.
Mastro said on 13/Jan/14
Funny was just talking to a friend yesterday who met him at an airing of They Live! He was shocked that Piper was basically his height- 5'9".
jonny g said on 1/Jan/14
I worked out with Roddy in 1990- he was tall as me & we were just a year difference in age - I was 6'1.5" - we both maybe lost an inch in height, but 5'9" come on be real - apparently I posted this before - like for this site to be legit - he told me he weighed for the film They Live he was 195lbs. but like being 230lbs when he wrestled
Tuga said on 13/Nov/13
Red183 says on 6/Nov/13
Piper is 58.5"-59"max today, so he lost 4 inches or more!
Hogan lost about 2 inches imo

Agreed, hogan was IMO around 6'5 1/2 to 6'6 max and now 6'3 1/2 to max 6'4.
Piper I do believe 6'1 peak.
MD said on 11/Nov/13
Wow, I had no idea anyone could lose this much height short of having all of their discs dissolve or something.
Tuga said on 31/Oct/13
Red183 says on 23/Oct/13
Yeah Im not against the 61", I think at least 60.5" peak after a long day.
Its still a weird thing, looking at my pics with him and thinking about that he wouldve edged me as a young man by 1-2 cm.

Thats sad, but considered all the health problems he had it makes sense, him and hulk hogan have lost quite some height, but IMO Piper has lost more.
Tuga said on 22/Oct/13
Nice posts Red, looking at piper there its obvious (again) he was a tall man, easly 6'1 IMO.
Brah said on 30/Sep/13
About the same height as 5'10" Dennis in the recent episode of Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, maybe a half inch taller
jimmy said on 22/Jul/13
i dont htink theres anyway Piper was ever 6'2. i just watched an interview with him and Bret Hart in the early 90s and Bret Hart who is 6 feet even was taller than him by a couple inches. i would say Piper was 5'10 or 5'11 in his prime and even shorter nowadays.
Johno said on 14/May/13
5'8.5 max, i got a feeling he might be shorter then this still.

The guy has lost alot of height.
juju said on 4/May/13
he looked 6 foot next to 5 foot 10 ricky steamboat and next to 6 foot bret hart.
Dub said on 20/Apr/13
he was listed 6ft flat when he wrestled in portland back in the early 1980s
johnny g said on 14/Apr/13
5ft 9inches you must be kidding - I admitt I shrunl a solid inch but Roddy & I worked out together quite a few years ago - he was just as tall as me at 6'1.5" - I say know 6 foot even - and the pick ya have he is slouched over & not standing at attention as you
Dmeyer said on 7/Apr/13
Rob how CAN someone lose 8cm That young
[Editor Rob: disc damage more than a normal guy is likely]
MatthewPaul said on 3/Apr/13
I was a member of Gold's Gym in Everett, MA in the second half of the 1980's. Both Brett "The Hit Man" Hart and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper showed-up together for a workout. I spoke briefly to both of them. As a long-term bodybuilder, I am experienced in gaging a mans height and weight. Piper was 6'2" (about 1986) and Brett Hart was 6'0.5" tall.

I respect this site and I think they are nearly always on the mark. But, I must disagree on this one occasion. Piper was definitely 6'2" in the mid-eighties. He *looked* to weigh about 190. He was very quiet, as well.
Tuga said on 31/Mar/13
Rob, thank you for your answer.

Nice pics Red, piper sure has lost quite some height but its great to know hes a towering nice guy.
Tuga said on 29/Mar/13
Rob, sorry for asking but my post here and another on takers page have not been posted, didnt they go through? Thanks
[Editor Rob: I've not deleted any of your posts]
pauly e said on 5/Mar/13
Good lord! Losing 3.5" of height? He's not even 60 years old yet. How is that even possible? Did they lop a few inches off his legs during some of those surgeries?
Brad said on 5/Feb/13
Compressed body, 5' 9.5" in front of me in L.A. a few years ago....lost inches due to surgeries.
The Ben said on 3/Feb/13
I was just watching some stuff from 92 and 96 with him, I would say he looked a 5'10-5'11 back then.
His peak height I would think slightly over 6ft.
MBH said on 2/Feb/13
@FACE Im saying it is absurd to say he was 6'2 and then state he is 5'9.25 or 5'9.5 now days, it is a rhetorical question bro
juju said on 24/Dec/12
look at him with steamboat. steamboat was only 5 foot 10. piper looks 6 foot tops.
MBH said on 12/Nov/12
how can someone loose 12 cm? I can understand 3 to 5 cm but 12?!
6-8 said on 23/Aug/12
Piper said in a UPW (Ultimate Pro Wresting) special that hip surgery has taken a few inches off his height
The Ben said on 16/Aug/12
Piper looked an inch or so shorter than Jericho on Raw.
Could he be down to 5'8 (Or never have been that tall)
When i met him in 2009 I would have said 5'9 but he could have been less.
dicksock said on 15/Aug/12
It's crazy how much height Piper has lost. He was once about 2.5" or so taller than solid 5'10" Bruno Sammartino. Now he is the same height ~5'9" Chris Jericho...wow

~6'1" down to ~5'9". It's crazy that I would be a little taller than Piper.
LG69 said on 2/Aug/12
At most i see a 2.5" difference in height between the two. If Piper's height is legit, than Christ is not 6'1.5".
Tuga said on 30/Dec/11
Vegas says on 29/Dec/11
tuga, goldust claimed 6'4 in his autobiography according to a few people

Maybe, peak height I can see as 6'5, maybe a bit lower today, he still had nearly 2 inches on around 6'3 sheamus.
Vegas said on 29/Dec/11
tuga, goldust claimed 6'4 in his autobiography according to a few people
Tuga said on 29/Dec/11
Danimal, Ive got my own estimate, I was curious about Vegas opinion, its not like his answer is going to be definite. I see no interest in debating heights with bias, its just a waste of time.
Anyway I find Vegas estimates interesting, after all he has met many wrestlers.

I used to think piper was 6'2, but comparing him to guys like shawn michaels, bret hart etc made me reach my current 6'1 peak estimate.
Tuga said on 29/Dec/11
Vegas, bret hart was an inch taller than bulldog, piper was a little taller than bret half an inch at least. The b. bulldog I would say 5'10 1/2, an half inch footware advantage would be enough to be within 1 inch of bret.

About goldust yes he looks way taller, he wore fairly big footware at the time but still, IMO he was 6'5 peak (looked same height as barry whindam for ex.)

But my guess is that piper was no longer at peak height, he does not look over 6' there.
Danimal said on 29/Dec/11
Tuga, you're actually asking the one guy (Vegas) that HATES Roddy Piper with a passion and has made it known for years. UNBELIEVABLE. Ask someone who is NOT biased. Vegas is a fully grown man who follows wrestling more than your average 14 year old adolescent.

Piper WAS 6'1.5" in the 1970's and 1980's.
Today he's 5'9".
Vegas said on 28/Dec/11
tuga, well i don't think over 6ft, in 1991 he was an inch taller than british bulldog and how tall you estimate bulldog to be??

roddy with hbk in 1991 3mins onwards Click Here compare that to a legit ~6'2 guy like joe hennig (whom i have met) with michaels and hbks is even in big boots with hennig Click Here clearly hennig and piper do not look the same height next to michaels, hennig looks inches taller

i see more than 4 inches between goldust and piper there, closer to 6 when dust stands fully straight, i measured up better next to runnels couple of years ago when i met him in person
Tuga said on 28/Dec/11
Vegas says on 21/Dec/11
so how tall does piper look at 8mins 37secs in this early 1996 video Click Here

I would say around 6'.

How tall do you think a peak piper was Vegas?
Vegas said on 21/Dec/11
so how tall does piper look at 8mins 37secs in this early 1996 video Click Here
Danimal said on 20/Dec/11
Tuga says on 16/Dec/11
Click Here

Its a small pic but clearly he´s not 2 inches shorter, piper was a tall man, IMO 6'1.


Absolutely. He was at least 6'1" (claims to have been 6'1.5" and I believe it) in his younger days (up until the very early 1990's).. Due to SURGERY...YES, SURGERY. First major surgery was in 1994 when he had a complete hip replacement and then a few years ago, he claims to have had actual vertebrae from his spine removed, do to them finding cancer in there the size of a grapefruit. Around that time he appeared to have grown a massive gut, when in actuality, his upper torso was drastically compressed, which made his stomach stick out. You can even see the scar on his back from the major surgery. Looks to be floating around 5'9" today.
Sam said on 20/Dec/11
Not in that particular picture but in some shots from that film David is clearly taller
Tuga said on 16/Dec/11
Click Here

Its a small pic but clearly he´s not 2 inches shorter, piper was a tall man, IMO 6'1.
Danimal said on 11/Nov/11
Roddy Piper and 5'11" Bobby Heenan in 1986: Click Here

Roddy Piper and a much older Bobby Heena in 2005: Click Here
Billy Jensen said on 17/Oct/11
Everyone knows that professional wrestling promoters change the actual height and weight of the performers. Take Bruno Sammartino ... They claim he is 5'11" and 265 pounds when I knew he was only 5'8" and 250 pounds. Ivan Koloff was said to be 5'10" and close to 300 pounds. Ivan was actually 5'6" and 250 pounds. We can go on and on. They usually added 3 inches and 30 pounds. That was and still is the standard mark up.
Stefan said on 1/Sep/11
Click Here

He is taller than 1,77.
theman said on 30/Aug/11
Here is a pic with bret hart Click Here and we know bret hart is shorter than 6 feet tall.
theman said on 30/Aug/11
I don't believe that his pis 6 ft 1,no way he lost 4 inches.
Red said on 25/Aug/11
About heightloss:
I measured my 62 year old uncle last week at 4´10.2", thought it´s real sad being that short and losing much height without surgery because I measured him between 5´0" and 5´0.5" when he was 40.
tell-em said on 22/Aug/11
how is that sad? hes 5'10". he lost height. big deal. hes no midget. i think he was a weak 6'1". he was eye to eye with randy savage.
dicksock said on 21/Aug/11
How sad it is that a man who once stood eye to eye with 6'2" Tony Atlas is now shorter than 6' John Cena by a few inches. Piper was once about 6'1", now he is 5'10 max.

Piper and 6'2" Tony Atlas in 1984:
Click Here

Piper and 5'10"/5'10.5" Bruno Sammartino:
Click Here

Piper and 6'6" PEAK Hulk Hogan:
Click Here

Piper was also a little taller than 6'0/6'0.5" Bret Hart.
Danimal said on 28/Jul/11
5'8.56784 says on 26/Jul/11
To Danimal, Piper's got a huge gut nowadays, no wonder he's got that bad posture.
He's a legit 5'10 nowadays, cause Miz is 6', and looks it next to legit 6'1 Austin.

You know nothing about WHY Piper has that gut. Do you where he lost most of his height? They removed VERTEBRAE from his spinal chord and the effect of that is his upper torso being compressed (squashed in a sense). What you see as a "gut" is really his intenstines being pushed forward, compared to when his upper torso was LONGER. You can even see the scar on his back where they removed the vertebrae (due to a tumor in his spinal chord). He also had a hip replacement.

Peak height - 6'1.5"
Today - 5'9"
5\'8.56784 said on 26/Jul/11
To Danimal, Piper's got a huge gut nowadays, no wonder he's got that bad posture.
He's a legit 5'10 nowadays, cause Miz is 6', and looks it next to legit 6'1 Austin.
Danimal said on 28/Jun/11
Big Show says on 15/Jun/11
Looked only 5'9" yesterday on RAW next to The Miz
Click Here

Miz always looked a weak 6' to me. Slightly shorter than Cena and also than Austin Click Here

Piper's posture is awful these days, but even when he did moisture up a good posture he was still shorter than the Miz.

And Piper was at least 6'1" in the 1980's.... SAD...
Terryman said on 28/Jun/11
1,82.5 meters peak 1,79 meters now
LG69 said on 25/Jun/11
The photos Chris provided have made it pretty clear that Bob Backlund, who is 6'1" even today, must have been at least that tall next to Andre.. The photo of Backlund with Andre that is all over the internet shows that Andre was a solid foot taller. It seems that the doubters of Andre being 7 feet or taller should take notice. The 7 foot height for Andre is probably spot on, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was 7'1" at his peak.
tell-em said on 16/Jun/11
austin is taller than cena. austin is a legit 6'1". he had 2 inches on 5'11" cm punk. miz is a flat 6'0". piper is 5'10" these days.
Big Show said on 15/Jun/11
Looked only 5'9" yesterday on RAW next to The Miz
Click Here

Miz always looked a weak 6' to me. Slightly shorter than Cena and also than Austin Click Here

Piper's posture is awful these days, but even when he did moisture up a good posture he was still shorter than the Miz.
James said on 13/Jun/11
No higher than 5'10 in 2011. 1.5 under 182cm Miz on Raw earlier tonight.
Brad said on 14/Apr/11
Maybe 5' 11" as of an hour ago 1 foot away.
Vegas said on 22/Mar/11
this is from 1999, rob has louis theroux at 6'2, he stands beside piper at 2mins 20secs, theroux is shorter than alex wright in that clip who was wcw billed at 6'3 so it shows some wrestling billings are correct from time to time Click Here
dicksock said on 3/Mar/11
After seeing the various photos of Piper and Big Bill over the years, Piper has lost at least 2" for a fact. He has lost more height than Hogan in my opinion. I'd say he peaked at about 6'1" or maybe a hair under and now he looks about 5'10". There is no way he was 5'11.5" next to 6'0.5" Cena.
AMK said on 28/Feb/11
Piper looks much taller in the first Pit next to Bret Hart Click Here
Maybe Bret started wearing lifts to boost his height? Even the Piper's pit a year later, Bret looks taller. Sure is a big difference in height between this and their wrestlemania match.
richie said on 22/Feb/11
piper has indeed shrunk a lil,i had met him a few years ago and i am just over 6 feet one and in the pic and standing next to him,looked at least 2 inches taller
Tuga said on 8/Feb/11
I´ll again say that piper had at the most 1 inch over bret hart for example, and that is putting half an inch footware advantage for bret, which is fair since I was looking into some of my old wwf magazines and bret´s ring boots are a bit bigger. In their ring gear piper was half an inch taller as it was obvious at their wrestlemania match.

A peak 6'1 piper seems right, I have to admit I was a bit shoked when I saw him recently next to john cena, a peak piper would be at least same height, but cena looked so much taller...
Vegas said on 7/Feb/11
photos are not very reliable at the best of times have shown that with me/my brother and friends in photos over the years, roddys posture in photos these days is awful, here is roddy and chris jericho in 2002/03 Click Here roddy and jericho in november 2009 Click Here there must be video of jericho and piper in wcw

piper and hbk circa 1991/early 1992, chemistry in this match is great, piper was some performer in his day, 3mins 30secs to 3mins 50 Click Here

piper and hbk 2005, good comparison from 6min onward, roddy looks a little shorter than the earlier video Click Here

i still think roddy was around 6ft peak (though he looked shorter than that at wm2 in 86 out of wrestling boots) and about ~5'10 as of today (though he looked shorter than that with cena last year)
Big Show said on 6/Feb/11
Vegas says on 6/Feb/11
you provided proof that roddy was 3 inches taller?? no you didn't you posted a video where he is closer to the camera and i posted a staredown in 1991 where they were the same height roughly, 2-3 inches at the 4min mark onward really... Click Here
here is a good comparison and should pretty much put this debate to bed, keith david was taller than piper in they live in 87, here is 51 year old david looking about 2, 3 inches tops taller than piper in 2008, if piper had lost 5 inches he would be looking like rob next to brandon routh, 10seconds in and david is closer to the camera too Click Here

Another good comparison for Piper's height would be Bill Anderson.
Here they're in 1990 Click Here
Piper looks slightly taller though it looks like Bill is leaning slightly forward.
This is from 2002 Click Here They look the same height.
Now this is from last week (2011.01.29) Click Here
Piper looks 3 inches shorter than Anderson.

Anderson is also a good comparison for Billy Graham's height.
2002 Click Here They look the same height.
2011 Click Here They still look the same height. Graham didn't lose much if any height from 2002 onwards. He's probably still around 6'-6'1 today and was around 6'2" in his prime.
Vegas said on 6/Feb/11
you provided proof that roddy was 3 inches taller?? no you didn't you posted a video where he is closer to the camera and i posted a staredown in 1991 where they were the same height roughly, 2-3 inches at the 4min mark onward really... Click Here

here is a good comparison and should pretty much put this debate to bed, keith david was taller than piper in they live in 87, here is 51 year old david looking about 2, 3 inches tops taller than piper in 2008, if piper had lost 5 inches he would be looking like rob next to brandon routh, 10seconds in and david is closer to the camera too Click Here
muta said on 6/Feb/11
I agree with Danimal.. very good points and proof... This man is looking 5'9" today, 5'10" tops..
Tuga said on 18/Jan/11
Chris, great pics, thank you very much.

Red says on 12/Jan/11
Chris, great pics again, but a 6´0"-6´1" Backlund saves a 7´0"-7´0.5" Andre, what do you think?

Funny Red, I tought just the same right after I saw the backlund pic, I´ve been having a hard time lately believing a 7´peak andre but the comparison with backlund just may back it up.

About rick flair bret hart and piper, they all were very similar in height, piper is the tallest, but not by much, but since IMO flair and bret hart were not below 6' I can still see a 6'1 peak piper.
Anonymous said on 13/Jan/11
roddy and keith david who co-starred in they live in 2008 Click Here
Chris said on 12/Jan/11
Here is a current photo of Roddy with Paul Orndorff and Bob Orton (in the background)...Obviously, standing next to Orndorff, Roddy has lost noticeable height:
Click Here
Red said on 12/Jan/11
Click Here

Chris, great pics again, but a 6´0"-6´1" Backlund saves a 7´0"-7´0.5" Andre, what do you think?
Backlund also had a footwear advantage over Andre in that pic.
Chris said on 11/Jan/11
Here are some more photos for you guys to look at....Enjoy

Myself with Ted Dibiase and Paul Orndorff
Click Here
(Paul probably can't stand as straight as he once did due to all his nerve damage...And, Ted has gained alot of weight over the years...Today, Ted is probably right around 6'2"...I have met him a few times in the last couple of years.

Click Here
Myself with Greg Gagne
(Greg still has great posture...He surprised me being this tall...Probably right around 6'0"...He wearing tennis shoes)

Click Here
Myself with Bob Backlund
(Bob is still has great posture as well, he is probably around 6'1" no more though.)
Click Here
Myself with Jimmy Snuka
(I believe most people agree he is around 5'10" or so...He was wearing sandels at this event)....Roddy was always a few inches taller than a barefoot Snuka back in 1984-1985.

I'll post a few more photos with the guys later on.
Vegas said on 9/Jan/11
danimal, ffs piper is clearly closer to the camera throughout there, piper is wearing cowboy boots while flair is in slippers, ok piper was 6'5 if that makes you happy and will stop with all the childish posts, you don't give a crap about roddy you only want roddy taller so that your boy hogan in the 80s will be 6'7

yeah piper lost 4 inches by 1991 and age 36-37, roddy even goes slightly on his tip-toes before the camera zooms in Click Here

by 37 roddy was broken down Click Here
Vegas said on 8/Jan/11
chris how is roddy looking after the cancer?? i was at the last show he appeared in manchester uk nov 2006 right before he got bad, he appeared on the raw i attended in april last year in phoenix (night after WM26) and he looked thin

i would say roddy is a great guy in person, never had the chance to meet him though

great pics btw again, good to see you back on this site, your contributions always welcome
Danimal said on 8/Jan/11
I don't only want Vegas to have a panic attack over this footage, but I want an apology from him. He'll tell you it's an optical illusion, but his POSTER BOY Ric Flair, who he states was minimum 5'11" in his prime, is being DWARFED by a young Roddy Piper here in 1983. Footage begins at 2:30. VEGAS, EAT THIS FOOTAGE: Click Here
Chris said on 8/Jan/11
Danimal...I have met Roddy at least 6 times in the last five years....He is still a strong 5'10"....He is not shorter than that. I am very positive of that.
Danimal said on 8/Jan/11
AMK says on 5/Jan/11
I would say Piper has close to three inches on Orndorff here Click Here maybe 2 1/2. What do you think of that Vegas!

Vegas HATES Piper... It's obvious that Piper had close to 3" in ALL of their 80's encounters.. Paul Orndorff was 5'10"-5'11" (even JT agrees with that). Piper was at least 6'1".. In fact, a prime Piper would edge out a current John Cena.. Sad but true..
AMK said on 8/Jan/11
Here he is in a Piper's Pit with Orton and Sammartino. If Orton is 6'2", then Piper is only slightly shorter. Click Here
Clay said on 8/Jan/11
5'9'' today? Surely he hasn't had Hogan-like height loss.
Danimal said on 7/Jan/11
Minimum 5'10" Bruno Sammartino in 1985 with Roddy Piper, who had at least 3" on him. The sad thing is, that Roddy himself is not even 5'10" today: Click Here
Danimal said on 7/Jan/11
Minimum 5'10" Bruno Sammartino in 1985 with Roddy Piper, who had at least 3" on him. The sad thing is, that Roddy himself is not even 5'10" today: Click Here
AMK said on 5/Jan/11
I would say Piper has close to three inches on Orndorff here Click Here maybe 2 1/2. What do you think of that Vegas!
Red said on 4/Jan/11
Again great pics Chris! Please more :)
Chris said on 3/Jan/11
Click Here
Myself and Bill Apter this past summer...Pay no attention to my great smile...I was talking at the time :)...took another photo with him that came out better.
- Bill is a great guy...very personable and has a great memory for the business. Yeah, he is on the shorter side...if you guys see any old photos of wrestlers standing next to photographer George Napolitano...George and Bill are about the same height.


Click Here
Myself and Bob Orton Jr. at the same event. Bob is still right around 6'2", IMO. Our shoe wear was basically the same. I spent quite a bit a time around him that day.

I have been a longtime Roddy Piper and collector and I would agree that he has lost a deal of height over the years...He probably peaked out right around 6'0" or maybe an 1/2" more....Nowadays, he is no more than 5'10" or so. I have met him numerous times and have several different photos of myself and him.

On a side note, I also met, on that day, Bob Backlund (6'1")...Greg Gagne (surprisely a short 6'0"..(maybe 5'11 1/2")....Bobby Eaton (5'11ish)...Terry and Dory Funk (both probably have probably...their knees are blown...Terry is still around 6'0" and Dory was a bit shorter)...I can post more photos if you want to see them.
BREET said on 2/Jan/11
Piper is not 6'1'' anymore
Red said on 1/Jan/11
Not under 6´0.5"-6´1"peak, Click Here min. 6´5" Hogan has max 4.5" on Piper
1:30...
Vegas said on 1/Jan/11
for the last time wrestling is not real and piper is canadian, he played a scottish character on tv, yeah i really hate scotland, my dads side of the family come from there, i have visited there many times and you do realise that i have a photo standing next to drew galloway a REAL born and bred scottish wrestler (oh thats right you didn't bother your a** to look) and jim ross isn't as short as 5'8, i met him in 2006, frank thought paul bearer was 5'10 in person and ross was taller than him Click Here

if piper was 6'1.5 why is he 3 inches shorter than a cowboy booted 6'1 billed bob orton here in 1986?? orton would need to be ~6'5 in those boots for that to happen as roddy is getting maybe half an inch from those boxing boots and we know orton sr was about 3 inches shorter than his 15 year old son randy Click Here 6ft at peak, 5'10 he looks today could be lower looking at him next to cena though

post a video of piper with 3 inches on orndorff because he sure doesn't have 3 inches on mr wonderful Click Here
miko said on 1/Jan/11
Rob, given all the recent evidence of Roddy looking quite a bit shorter, possibly due to surgery. Do you think a downgrade is in order?

You have John Cena at 6"0.5 and there is clearly much more than 1" between them in the photo hs2010 posted below.

[Editor Rob: yes maybe, but is he a guy who is walking about shorter than he might get measured?]
Danimal said on 31/Dec/10
5'8" Jim Ross is taller next to Bill Apter in 2010 than Roddy is.. Roddy is nothing over 5'9" today:

5'8" Jim Ross and Bill Apter in 2010: Click Here

Roddy Piper and Bill Apter in 2010: Click Here

I'd love to see Piper hater (Vegas), because Piper is Scottish and Vegas is Irish to squirm his way out of this one.. and to those who claim he wasn't at least 6'1" in his prime, don't make me break out his 1980's videos of him towering Mr. T and Paul Orndorff by 3" with the same footwear in the mid 80's..
Danimal said on 31/Dec/10
You can see the scar on his back from his MAJOR back surgery from a few years ago, where they removed removed several discs in his spine (the reason why his mid section (stomach) sticks out so much. His upper torso was compressed as a result. He also had a complete hip replacement in 1994. He used to be 6'1.5". Today he is no taller than 5'9"... Click Here
Vegas said on 11/Dec/10
piper and barry windham/mike rotundo circa 1985-86, rob has windham at 6'5, i met rotundo and thought he was 6'1 Click Here
hs2010 said on 8/Dec/10
Roddy Piper and ~6'1" John Cena on Old School RAW a couple of weeks ago:
Click Here
Definitely nothing over 5'10" for Roddy in 2010, even taking Cena's footwear advantage into account.
Clay said on 4/Dec/10
After looking into this more I agree with you Danimal 5'10 at most now, sad really.
Anonymous said on 21/Nov/10
he still had 4 inches on mene gene interestingly enough though, just like the 80s, gene must have lost same amount of height
Anonymous said on 17/Nov/10
piper was only billed 6ft flat in wcw in 1996, 6'1 is too high for him
linke said on 12/Nov/10
I assume he lost at least 3 inches n he's not that old either.He's only 56.Helms is 5'10 btw.
Nick said on 8/Nov/10
odd, I've seen a picture with Roddy and Shane Helms. They look almost identical in height. Helms is 5'9 or 5'10 at most.
malcolm said on 4/Sep/07
piper is 5"11
nathaniel said on 28/Aug/07
roddy piper is a kool guy to talk to i met him on the farry from pelee island to kingsville he is a kool guy he was filming a movie clip on pelee island o and by the way he is 5`11
Taylor said on 9/Jul/07
The Rowdy one was a shy of 6'2 at his peak. Today just below 6'1. 6'0.75.
Danimal said on 11/Jun/07
Roddy lost weight at that time so that he could become a hollywood star. That clearly never happened. He was on 'roids in the mid 80's (his words) and he weighed between 230-240 pounds in 1985-1986.
Matt_H said on 11/Jun/07
I met and watched Bret Hart and Roddy Piper while they were guests at Gold's Gym in Everett, MA in the late 1980's. My careful estimate was that Roddy was 6'2" tall and Bret was 6'0.5". The front half of Bret's shoulders were huge. Roddy was very quiet and looked simply like a laborer patron at a working class bar after work. He looked about 190 pounds. No mass or strength. "Not that there's anything wrong with it." And, I'm sure about the heights I gave.
Anonymous said on 20/May/07
I met Roddy Piper in his prime back in 1984, and I can attest that he was well over 6 feet back then. I am 5'10.5" barefoot and wore cowboy boots that day we met, and I was surprised how much taller than me he was! Easily 6'2" or more back then. I believe he lost a lot of height due to his many hip surgeries.
Halb said on 17/Feb/07
Hart has always been 5 ft 11 in.
hannah said on 9/Feb/07
Piper at his peak was 6'1 becasue her was the same height as Bret Hart & Bob Orton Jr. but now i'd say 5'11.
David said on 30/Jan/07
He seems about 2 inches taller than Mr T at WM1 who is 5'10', so 6'0' or maybe slightly taller seems about right in his prime
Halb said on 28/Jan/07
When was Roddy meant to have lost height? He barely looked taller than Bret Hart at WM12.
Chris said on 16/Jan/07
Roddy was actually wearing amateur wrestling shoes...So, in his defense, his shoes didn't have much heels....If you go to his official website - you might see some photos of him going to the doctor and I believe those shoes in the picture are the same ones he had on that day.
Alex said on 15/Jan/07
Piper looks under 6'0 for sure. That guy is 6'1.5 in sandals so he's maybe about 6'2 in them and Piper is in shoes that are going to give an inch or so. I'd say Piper was 6'0 back then and 5'11 today. I doubt he was over 6'0 even back then.
Chris said on 9/Jan/07
Well, all I can say is that I was sent the article, via email, by one of my reliable wrestling sources....so I still don't question it.
Being a fan and collector (and meeting him twice )of Roddy since 1981, I'm pretty confident in my knowledge about him. It's nothing personal, Rob...but my intentions were good when I sent in the first article. if anyone wants me to submit photos of Roddy next to certain wrestlers, just let me know and I will look through my collection of pics.
Chris said on 9/Jan/07
Hey Rob...what exactly do you mean by "I am left to think the worst"...I'm sure you are not saying I made up the line. I will try and find the source article and send you the reference.

[Editor Rob: I'm saying...here is the article on:
Canada.com, Yahoo News and Slam Sports. I can't see the line.]



Chris said on 8/Jan/07
Hey guys .... here's an interesting article regarding Roddy's height loss....Personally, being a fan of his for over 25 years I don't believe he ever stood 6'2"...I would agree to 6'0" though in his prime.

JAMES BISSON
> Tue Dec 19, 1:18 PM ET
>
> TORONTO (CP) - For years, (Rowdy) Roddy Piper has insisted that, if
> not for the support of wrestling fans around the world, he would
> probably be dead.

> "This doctor put me on the slab, and it turned out, I had a bone about
> the size of a potato chip, and about that thin," said Piper. "And it
> was starting to cut the nerves inside my spine. My height decreased
> from 6'2"
> to just over 5'10". I have to wear special lifts now to maintain my
> image."


[Editor Rob: I'm sorry, but that article is on numerous sites and the part 'My height decreased...image' does not appear in the same article on any of canoe.ca, ctv.ca, yahoo.ca etc...

I am left to think the worst!]
ralph said on 11/Nov/06
Chris looks very happy with Rowdy.
Jason said on 29/Oct/06
He was indeed barely (0.5-1'') taller than Bret Hart in 1992. I think he had his hip replacement in 1991, so he probably was 6'0'' in his prime. I seem to recall him being billed as 6'0'' way back when.
muta said on 9/Oct/06
If anybody remembers how Roddy used to look when he was working for Georgia Championship Wrestling, he stood tall, 6'2'' no doubt, but these days he is definitely looking 5'11'' to 6'0''
Danimal said on 12/Sep/06
Piper has lost A LOT of height as well. He used to be as tall as Vince.
supes78 said on 11/Sep/06
I'm always amazed when oldschool wrestlers come out of retirement to fight younger guys and you realize just how much height they've lost or never had as the case might be. I always thought Piper was a legit 6'2" but seeing his recent appearances in the WWE makes him look only around 5'10".
Texas Tom said on 7/Aug/06
Yeah Rod looks about 5-11 ish there to me. He's another one who noticeably shrank in recent years---hip replacement, shattered ankle in early 2002. In his prime I think he was an eyelash over 6 feet.

Was this pic recent? Gotta say, despite Roddy not looking terribly tall, it's the most robust and healthy I've seen him look in a while. In recent years, he's looked a bit haggard, pasty and flabby. In this pic, he looks tan and trim.

[Editor Rob: yes, Chris met him late july this year]
Paul said on 3/Aug/06
If Chris is wearing sandals and piper is wearing thick heeled shoes then there's another 1/2 to 1 inch difference between the two. Piper may not be fully erect, but his back looks fairly straight and only his head is leaning. Chris probably isn't stretched out as much as he could be either. He looks fairly relaxed.

Piper was certainly never 6'2". He's probably just shy of 6' these days.

Too bad we can't see the lower half of their bodies. Is Piper still wearing kilts?

Danimal said on 1/Aug/06
Piper is definitely not standing straight in that pic. Even still, I give him about 5'11"-5'11.5".
Editor Rob said on 1/Aug/06
Here is a picture of Chris who is 6ft 1.5, beside Roddy.
Anshelm said on 23/Jun/06
Next to Daivari (who in turn looked 5'9"/175 cm next to Kurt Angle) I'd reckon he's 5'11"/180 cm, maybe 6'/183 cm on a good day... OK, probably not. Yeah, Flair's not 6'1" he's barely taller than Angle (5'10"/178 cm).

I think The Real Facts has got it pretty close, I'd say he's an inch off at the most. On the gyus I'm familiar, that is.
Jason said on 31/May/06
Piper went nose to nose with Bret Hart (5'10''-5'11'') at Wrestlemania 8 in 1992 and he was only slightly taller.
Jason said on 31/May/06
Tatanka 5'8''?? He looks 5'10-5'11'' to me.
The Real Facts said on 30/May/06
Piper 5' 11'' Flair is 5'10'' Benoit 5'9'' Cena 6 feet HHH 6'2'' Batista 6' 3'' Orton 6' 3'' Taker 6'7'' Kane 6'6'' Angle 5'10'' Big Show 6'10'' Sign 7 feet - Rey 5'3'' JBL 6'4'' Austin 6 feet Hogan 6'4'' (on a good day) Rock 6'3'' Booker T 6'1'' Snitsky 6'5'' Finley 5'8'' HBK 5'11'' Tatanka 5'8''
muta said on 6/May/06
I don't understand why people think Roddy Piper is not 6'1.5". Ric Flair is 6'1" and he is a little taller than Flair. Piper actually looked about 6'2" or 6'2.5" in his Georgia Championship Wrestling days. Piper looked to be about 3 to 4 inches shorter than Hogan when they stood face to face in WCW and Hogan's real height is 6'5" or 6'6", not 6'8" as he was billed all of his years in wrestling.
175-77cm17andgrowing said on 19/Apr/06
Well, some people said he'S 6'2'' but... you know, even if you believe Orton is 6'4'' (he's still a little bit shorter than the 6'4'' Edge) then I'd say Piper is about 6' if not a little smaller like... umm... 5'11.5''?
Johnny G said on 21/Mar/06
a few years ago I worked out with Roddy and we were the same height 6'1 - after a 2 hour workout with someone in front of mirrors you can tell -
TNTinCA said on 26/Feb/06
I happened to catch 'They Live' on my hi definition station a couple of nights ago. After looking at numerous scenes with Keith David and Roddy Piper together, I could have sworn Piper looked taller. Perhaps it was his boots but I believe Piper was 6'1" at a minimun. Perhaps closer to 6'2".
Jason said on 11/Jan/06
www.hillybilly.jim.com - pic 6 of gallery 5. 6'5'' Jim with Roddy Piper...

Roddy needs a downgrade!
Jason said on 16/Nov/05
jenns says on 24/Sep/05
''Roddy Piper stated in his RF VIDEO THAT HE USED TO BE 6'2, BUT HE BROKE TWO DISCS IN HIS BACK A FEW YEARS AGO MAKING HIM NOW 6'0.''

Ah, that old gem. It's a frequent excuse used by wrestlers to explain why they're shorter than they're meant to be...
Michael said on 11/Oct/05
"I now remember that Keith David (a legitimate 6ft 2er) was in They Live and Piper looked nearly 2 inches shorter...so the 6ft does sound about right...anyone remember that film?"

I have it on DVD, and David and Piper look about the same height to me. If there is a difference between them in that movie, it's less than an inch. I'd say Piper was at least 6'1" back then.
jenns said on 24/Sep/05
Roddy Piper stated in his RF VIDEO THAT HE USED TO BE 6'2, BUT HE BROKE TWO DISCS IN HIS BACK A FEW YEARS AGO MAKING HIM NOW 6'0.

[Editor Rob: nice, that makes sense...]
CelebHeights Editor said on 30/Jun/05
My memory must be fading...I now remember that Keith David (a legitimate 6ft 2er) was in They Live and Piper looked nearly 2 inches shorter...so the 6ft does sound about right...anyone remember that film?
John B said on 30/Jun/05
I have to say I agree, Piper is no way 6'2 he was standing next to Austin at this years Wrestlimania and he was a little shorter and Austin is ment to be 6'2 which we all know is not true and as I have read Pipers book he did say he was 6'1 and a half, I feel we are looking at a guy who is 5'11'' Look at Wrestlimania 1 Piper had a stare down with Mr T who is 5'10 that should open your eyes!
Enforcer said on 30/Jun/05
He was a couple inches taller than Mr. T @ Wrestlemania, but he always seemed quite a bit shorter than Hulk Hogan during their encounters (It just seemed the Hulk was around 6'6" in the day because of the way he towered over a lot of the other wrestlers). I'd say Roddy is around 6'.
Cycklops said on 29/Jun/05
No way. Hot Rod is around 6', but my memory is fuzzy.
Jason said on 29/Jun/05
My best estimate would be 5'11 1/2''. Possibly 6'0''. Powerslam, a UK wrestling mag with an insider's perspective, had his legit height as 6'0'' in a profile.

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