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"Animal'' of ''The Road Warriors'' (Credit: Matt Turner/ALLSPORT)

Tough day, fellow wrestling fans.   We’ve just learned that Joseph Laurinaitis (a.k.a. Road Warrior Animal) has died at the age of 60.

Animal was a member of one of the greatest tag teams of all time…The Road Warriors (who changed their name to the Legion Of Doom when they worked in the WWE).

Along with his partner, Road Warrior Hawk, the Road Warriors were inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame into 2011…deservedly so.  They garnered over twenty championships in their legendary career.  And wrestling insiders still call a truly great reaction from the audience a “Road Warrior Pop”; a salute to Animal and Hawk and how hugely popular they were with the crowd.

RIP to Animal…Joseph Laurinaitis…he was one of the best to ever step inside the squared circle.

– East Side Dave


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