It's funny at the time I thought of them as nothing but a Road Warriors rip-off, but both could wrestle circles around Hawk and Animal.
I never quite thought of them as such. If any team were a rip-off of LOD, in my mind, it was the Powers of Pain. They were practical clones of Hawk and Animal, although Warlord and Barbarian were bigger.
I thought for sure they'd beat Demolition for the tag titles. But, once they turned heel (when Fuji became their manager; what happened to "The Baron"?) and Demolition turned face, it all went south for the Powers of Pain.