September 24, 2020 in ~ 11:27 am EDTBy Bob D"Angelo, Cox Media team National contents DeskJoseph Laurinaitis, known to expert wrestling fans as roadway Warrior Animal, has died, according to civilization Wrestling Entertainment and also his showed Twitter account. He to be 60.

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No cause of death was given.


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Laurinaitis, who was born in Chicago, teamed through Michael Hegstrand -- known as roadway Warrior eagle -- throughout the 1980s to type the roadway Warriors and also Legion the Doom, the Los Angeles times reported. The duo, v their metal spikes and also painted hair, winner titles in multiple promotions as a terrorizing tag-team combination. The pair took belts in the nationwide Wrestling Alliance and the American rings Alliance prior to moving come the WWF (now recognized as WWE). They won WWE title in 1991 and 1997.


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Hegstrand passed away of a heart assault in 2003.

Laurinaitis teamed through Jon Heidenreich in 2005 to success a final WWE tag-team title.

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Laurinaitis and also Hegstrand were inducted right into the WWE hall of fame in 2011.


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