Published: 07/05/2014 17:08 - Updated: 07/05/2014 17:19

Rowdy Roddy comes to the Highlands to talk...and maybe chew bubblegum

Roddy Piper.
Roddy Piper.

KILT-WEARING US wrestling star "Rowdy" Roddy Piper will get closer to his Scottish heritage this summer when the WWE Hall Of Famer and cult movie actor includes Inverness on his debut spoken word tour.

In a career spanning five decades Piper’s rivalry with Hulk Hogan culminated in the main event of the first Wrestlemania super show at New York’s Madison Square Garden and many contemporary stars cite "The Rowdy One" as their inspiration to step between the ropes. As an actor, Piper is perhaps best known outside of the ring as George Nada in director John Carpenter’s cult science-fiction movie They Live where he uttered the much quoted line: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass... And I’m all out of bubblegum."

Piper can currently be found on WWE’s newest reality TV show Legends House and has just launched his own weekly podcast.

His Highland fans will have the chance to quiz their Canadian-born hero on Monday 14th July when The Ironworks in Inverness hosts an uncensored Q & A.

Support will be provided by comedians Billy Kirkwood and Chris Brooker with extracts from their sell out Edinburgh festival show I Am The Tag Team Champions.

There will also be a limited number of VIP tickets available that include a photo opportunity and autograph.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 9th May.

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