Road Warrior Animal Dead: It is indeed a sad day for the WWE universe. One half of the tag team ‘Road warriors’ and ‘legion of doom’, Animal died today. As per his twitter account, the 60-year-old famed tag team member died today. James Laurinaitis, Animal’s son was an NFL linebacker with the Rams from 2009-2015. This was before winding his career in 2016 with The Saints.
“At this time, we would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal at the age of 60. At this time we ask for you to keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers. #OhWhatARush.”
The Road Warriors got together in georgia championship wrestling in 1983. It was there that they became the Road warriors. After that, they jumped to new heights. In 1990, Vince McMahon closed the deal on the Legion of Doom. However, after the summerslam of 1992, Hawk left WWE and formed another Tag Team.
This was The Hell Raisers Tag Team in Japan. He did this with the help of Kensuke Sasaki. And at the same time, a heavy back injury benched the Warrior Animal. But, in 1996, Animal returned and joined with Hawk in WCW. But they had to leave due to some dispute with Eric Bischoff. Hawk and Animal were 2 times WWE tag team champions. They were also inducted to the Hall of Fame of 2011.
Animal on Hawk’s death: Road Warrior Animal’ Dead
Michael Hegstrand aka. Hawk was the other half of the tag team. he died at the age of 46 from a heart attack, in his sleep. Their run in WWE lasted only for 2 years. Then, they both left for New Japan Pro Wrestling. They then returned to WCW and then to WWE. They bounced back to WWE in 2003. They both were hoping to obtain Full-time contracts, but sadly, Hawk died.
Watch: Road Warrior Animal on Hawks Death