Joseph Laurinaitis, Road Warrior Animal, Dies at 60

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Joseph Laurinaitis, who was best known to the world as Animal of the legendary professional wrestling tag-team the Road Warriors, has passed away at 60 years old. He was also the father of James Laurinaitis who played linebacker for Ohio State, the Rams, and the Saints. Michael Hegstrand, who was Road Warrior Hawk, died in 2003.

The Road Warriors are one of the greatest tag-teams in pro wrestling history; they held the championship belts in the NWA and WWF. They also performed in WCW and competed for the tag titles there, but never won them in that promotion.

Here are some videos to remember them by:

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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