Wrestler James Laurinaitis Death – Dead : James Laurinaitis Obituary : WWE Road Warrior Animal Cause of Death.
At this time, we would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal at the age of 60. The family is planning to release a statement later today. At this time we ask for you to keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers. #OhWhatARush
— RoadWarriorAnimal (@RWAnimal) September 23, 2020
His death was also confirmed Mick Foley on Facebook.
RIP ROAD WARRIOR ANIMAL
I just learned of the passing of Joe Laurinaitis. Such a huge loss for wrestling – but even bigger for the family he adored.He treated me like an equal from the first time we met. His example of kindness and humility made a huge impression on me.
Cause of Death.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Clare Miles wrote
The first Tag Team that made me love wrestling. I was 8 years old. RIP Animal. Road Warriors reunited x
Elaine Anne Tasker wrote
Absolute legend along with Road Warrior Hawk. Their match at Canadian Stampede is one of my all time favourites. RIP Animal.
Giovanni Colon wrote
R.I.P. Road Warrior Animal and also the late Hawk. The Legion Of Doom was an awesome duo that had to be brought back..
Tutu Lou wrote
Saw them in the home town of Chicago while still in the NWA. They had the crowd whipped into a frenzy, both with the mic and in the ring. Still one of the best. Condolences to his family and friends.
Nick De Sisto wrote
Rip Road Warrior Animal. Best tag team and gimmick in wrestling. NO ONE can duplicate the Road Warriors! My condolences to his family.
Rictor Yagami wrote
He and Hawk were the best tag team around. I watched these guys when I was a kid. I’m going to miss him. At least he is with Hawk again. R.I.P. Animal.
Kevin Hogan wrote
Now, when it thunders. You know that it’s Animal and Hawk, reunited, and destroying the legends that are up there in the great squared circle in the sky! What a Rush!!!
Jesus Navarro wrote
They were the best in the business we all know they are legends there’s no tag team that comes close to what they did in the ring RIP LOD condolences to the family and friends .
Daniel Wilson wrote
R.i.p. to one half of one of the greatest tag teams in history…one of my favorites as a kid, even had him and hawks stuffed wrestle buddies growing up.
Chad Johnson Sr. wrote
I just watched his show on Facebook on Monday. And I got to wish him a happy birthday on the show last week he was one of the nicest guys he will be deeply missed
Daniel Lee Fanning wrote
He and hawk are now together again in the squared circle in the sky no matter how many knock offs we get there is only one hawk and animal OH WHAT A RUSH!
Gordon Scheib wrote
I met both Hawk and Animal in S.Bend, IN and I’m speechless how to describe their attitudes and personalities! They were huggable, lovable, laughing non stop, and just a hit with the kids! R.I.P. Fly high with the angels!
Claude Bélanger II wrote
I remember any time the teacher would allow us to draw or color in class. I’d always draw the road warriors. Red spiked shoulder pads and all. RIP Animal.
Jon Williamson wrote
Every interview he was ever in he was genuine and very thoughtful, his words went a long way and the insight he gave to this business was amazing! We’ll forever miss you animal and hawk!.
Kevin Lucey wrote
Way too young. The Road Warriors were probably the first tag team I ever watched. They grabbed your attention from the moment they walked out to the ring. Their wrestling inspired so many great tag teams. RIP Animal. What A Rush!
Brian Crockett wrote
Sad thing, even harder given his son James is a local radio personality in my hometown and also a former player for the buckeyes, i feel for James and his family deeply. RiP joe
James Breedlove wrote
Heard a story about them being in a hotel bar in wheeling VA . Said to be real deal . Real nice guy who loved to have a good time and some laughs .
Bob Fonz Williams wrote
I had the honor of meeting him a few years back at a small autograph sighing. Awesome man and told us a lot of the real deal he went through. One smart, polite, tough tough man. RIP brother !
Timothy Day wrote
I didn’t like wrestling one bit. Then I was at winter operation training for the military and during chow someone had the television on AWA. During and interview with The Road Warriors Hawk said that’s okay we slap girls to. I asked my buddy what did say and I was hooked. RIP Road Warriors and thank you.
Chris Ellis wrote
Met him at a St. Louis Rams game when his son played here. The Road Warriors were my favorite tag team when I was a kid. I approached him and asked if he would take a pic with me and my friends. He was very kind and graciously accepted.
Ryan Hummel wrote
R.i.p road warrior animal It was great to meet him at new Jersey horror and getting to talk to him about how my grandfather went to high school with scott better know as bam bam bigelow and how he was good friends with super fly jimmy snuka and allso about how I was in the new work news paper for the wwf and allso about my podcast on champs word wrestling horror comics and more
R.I.P. Animal wrote
Hope Saint Peter and his flock of angels give a true Road Warrior pop as you walk through those pearly gates to join your brother Hawk.
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