Animal from Road Warriors passes away

09/23/2020

We are sad to learn that Joe Laurinaitis, The Road Warrior "Animal," has passed away at the age of 60. WWE confirmed this news by their post early Wednesday morning. 

"One of the most intense Superstars to ever step into the squared circle, the 6-foot-2, 300-pound Animal spent most of his career alongside his tag team partner, Hawk. Together, they formed what was arguably the most successful, popular and feared tandem of all time - The Road Warriors."

TMZ reported that  the police received a call at around 11:49 PM from Laurinaitis.  When deputies arrived on scene, emergency personnel had already declared the ex-wrestler deceased.

Animal was a three time WWE/F World tag team champion as Legion of Doom.  He was inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2011.  

The Road Warriors/Legion of Doom will always will be - The Greatest Tag Team in all Professional Wrestling.  

We extend our condolences to the family, friends, and fans.  #RIPAnimal