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Road Warrior Animal has passed....
« on: September 23, 2020, 09:51:09 AM »
Joe Laurinaitis, known to wrestling fans as Road Warrior Animal, has died, World Wide Entertainment announced Wednesday. He was 60.

Laurinaitis was also the father of eight-year NFL linebacker James Laurinaitis, who retired in 2017.

Along with Road Warrior Hawk (real name Michael Hegstrand), the duo were called The Road Warriors and, inside the WWE, referred to as the Legion of Doom widely considered one of professional wrestling's most iconic tag teams. They won two WWE Tag Team titles together, and Laurinaitis dedicated his 2005 championship with Jon Heidenreich to his late former partner, who had died two years earlier.

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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2020, 04:56:27 AM »
On Wednesday, WWE announced, Joe Laurinaitis, also known as Road Warrior Animal died at the age of 60. The cause of death was not revealed, but TMZ was able to obtain more information on what led to his passing. The outlet reported that Laurinaitis died on Tuesday night due to natural causes. Law enforcement told TMZ the WWE Hall of Famer died at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Police received a call around 11:49 p.m. local time from Laurinaitis's wife. However, when deputies arrived on the scene, Laurinaitis was declared dead. When WWE made the announcement, a number of current and for wrestlers paid tribute to Laurinaitis, including Hulk Hogan.

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Re: Road Warrior Animal has passed....
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2020, 10:44:21 AM »
Very entertaining and raised a great athlete as a son as well.  Road Warriors were one of the best tag teams in every organization.  RIP