The Road Warriors were an iconic and legendary tag team in the world of wrestling. With their painted faces, spiked shoulder pads and the awesome intro music, they changed the face of tag team wrestling in the 80’s and 90’s.
The news broke via his personal Twitter account, that Road Warrior Animal, whose real name is Joe Laurinaitis passed away last night at the age of 60. TMZ had reported that Animal passed of natural causes.
Animal and his wife were celebrating their wedding anniversary at Tan-Tar-A resort in Osage, MO. His wife called 911 shortly before 12am and when emergency responders arrived, he was pronounced dead.
Tributes from fellow wrestlers like Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair have been pouring in, sending their thoughts to his family and remembering the legend he was.