Think Ronda Rousey is the first “Rowdy one” in sports-entertainment? You may be surprised!

While most fans of professional wrestling believe newcomer Ronda Rousey is the first sports-entertainer to use the nickname “Rowdy,” old-school fans may remember an obscure performer of yesteryear who went by the name of “Rowdy” Rodney Piper.

That’s right: before there was a “Hot Ronda,” as Rousey’s red and white t-shirt describes her, there was an little-known Scottish grappler who, according to some wrestling historians, was sometimes known as “Hot Rodney.”

Little is known about Rodney Piper, although outlandish rumors abound that he would sometimes wear a skirt, he may have been somehow involved in the OJ Simpson police chase, he occasionally ran out of bubblegum (with disastrous consequences), and he had a magical pair of sunglasses that could see the true identities of reptilian humanoid overlords.

Rodney Piper’s in-ring career paled in comparison to Rousey’s, who has already skyrocketed to the top of the sport by barging uninvited into a ring and pointing mutely at a sign.