Who are 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper's children? A look at lives of Ariel Teal, Colton, Falon Danika and Anastacia Toombs
'It takes a man to be a father. I would’ve been dead a long time ago without my family,' said Roddy Piper
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper aka Roderick George Toombs might have been one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, but he considered his family and especially his children as his greatest possessions. In an interview he shared, "It takes a man to be a father. I would’ve been dead a long time ago without my family. My kids turned the monster back and into a dad. All the accolades are nice. But I just want to be a good dad.”
Piper was married to his wife, Kitty Jo Dittrich, from 1982 until his death in 2015. The couple had four children together -- Anastacia Shea Toombs, Ariel Teal Toombs, Colton Baird Toombs and Falon Danika Toombs. Read on to know more about Piper's children who continue to proudly carry his legacy.
Ariel Teal Toombs
Ariel Teal Toombs is the 35-year-old daughter of Piper and his wife Kitty. In 2019, Ariel made her professional wrestling debut for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) with Teal Piper as her ring name. Shortly after that, she signed a contract with Women of Wrestling (WOW). Prior to following her father's footsteps into the ring, Ariel was an actress and songwriter, who featured on 'Hell's Belles' (2012), 'CSI: NY' (2004) and' Shut Up and Shoot!' (2006).
Ariel teamed up with her brother Colton to finish her father's biography 'Rowdy: The Roddy Piper Story'. Through the book, she hopes for her father's fans to draw some inspiration from their idol's ability to turn a life filled with hardships and struggles into a successful and positive one. The book details Piper's rough childhood and how that shaped him as a wrestler. In an interview with ESPN, Ariel explained, "He was never a scholar, but he was a very street-smart person, and he got that from his youth and just being forced into survival. For some people, that breaks them, and for other people it pushes them to do more with themselves."
After Ariel was signed to WOW, many were curious to know if the young wrestler would be wearing one of her father's legendary jackets to make her debit. She revealed that she wouldn't be wearing it, and justified her decision. "I do have the jacket. I do not plan on wearing on it. To me, that is my father’s jacket. I was very honored that Ronda Rousey wore that jacket, but at the same time, I wanna be me. It’s going to be a lot to distinguish me already as ‘just his kid’, and they’re big shoes to fill. Huge shoes to fill. I’d never expect to have his career or be the next Rowdy Roddy Piper, I want to be the next me. And I don’t feel that like starting off wearing his gear sends that message," she explained in a TMZ interview.
Colton Baird Toombs
Colton is the only son of the legendary wrestler, Roddy Piper. He too followed his father's footsteps and entered the world of MMA. In an interview, Colton explained how contrary to popular belief it was actually difficult for him to get into the wrestling world due to his father's legacy. "Hmmm... Probably, for me, my whole life I've had to live up to his expectations. Everybody always thinks it's easier when you're a celebrity's son, or Roddy Piper's son. They say it's easier to get in the wrestling world because I'm his son. No, not true... You're held to a higher standard. You have bigger shoes to fill. Immediately, your first match, your first show, they expect you to be perfection and one mess-up, they'll kill you for it. He taught me not to care about that. He said you're your own man. That's the most important thing."
In an interview with TMZ, Piper revealed that his son Colton was his best friend. In another interview, Piper couldn't stop gushing over his son's talents and called him a natural. "He’s a natural. Now comes the question of what Colt decides to do with it. I’m trying to mostly stay away from it. His name is Colt Toombs. He is undefeated as an MMA fighter as an amateur, and he always fights under his real name, Toombs. He’s making his own headway, on his own terms, with his own name. And I’m extremely proud of him."
Falon Danika Toombs
Unlike her other two siblings, Falon didn't follow her father's footsteps into the wrestling world. The 26-year-old youngest daughter of the late Canadian wrestler is happily married and a proud mother of two children.
Anastacia Shea Toombs
Anastacia was born in 1983. There isn't much information available about her in the public domain.
You can learn more about "Rowdy" Roddy Piper on the upcoming A&E documentary 'Biography: "Rowdy" Roddy Piper' premiering on Sunday, April 25, at 8/7c.