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Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling

by: Joe “Animal” Laurinaitis

With Andrew William Wright

Foreword by: “Precious” Paul Ellering


They snacked on danger, dined on death, and lived life on the edge.


The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling is the captivating true story of The Legion of Doom: The Road Warriors, presented by Joe “Animal” Laurinaitis. Alongside Mike “Hawk” Hegstrand, Laurinaitis stormed onto the wrestling scene. With a monstrous style and image like no other, the Road Warriors went on to become two of the most influential and celebrated wrestlers the world has ever known.

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Joe "Animal" Laurinaitis, best known as Road Warrior Animal, is an internationally recognized professional wrestling superstar, devoted husband, and proud father. Joe, along with late partner Mike “Road Warrior Hawk” Hegstrand, also developed the 1990s sporting clothes company Zubaz, popularized by top professional bodybuilders and NFL players. A faithful Christian, he is an avid motivational speaker to youth groups across the United States.  
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With Andrew William Wright

Foreword by: “Precious” Paul Ellering

They snacked on danger, dined on death, and lived life on the edge.

The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling is the captivating true story of The Legion of Doom: The Road Warriors, presented by Joe “Animal” Laurinaitis. Alongside Mike “Hawk” Hegstrand, Laurinaitis stormed onto the wrestling scene. With a monstrous style and image like no other, the Road Warriors went on to become two of the most influential and celebrated wrestlers the world has ever known.

In his first book ever, Laurinaitis shares his perspective of the dangers of being in the ring, the death of his lifelong friend and tag team partner “Hawk,” and the rush of leaving a legacy in tag team wrestling that is unmatched to this day.

Joe takes readers behind the scenes of their most famous matches, including what it was like . . .

  • to be twenty feet in the air on the scaffold at Starrcade ’86 as it nearly fell apart underneath,
  • to legitimately injure J.J. Dillon during the first War Games at The Great American Bash in 1987,
  • and to witness Hawk so inebriated while fighting in SummerSlam ’92, it was miraculous he could even walk.

The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling is the story wrestling fans have been waiting for!

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ISBN: 9781605421643
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2011
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“Long review short, The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling is worth your money and time—and that time will be short because you’ll have a hell of a hard time putting it down. Complete with three kick-ass photo sections, a foreword by Ellering, and reflections from eleven pro wrestling greats, in the immortal words of Hawk, ‘OH, WHAAAAAT A RUSSSSSSSHHHHHHH . . .’” ~ Coyote Duran (July 19, 2011)

“. . . the Road Warriors are the most recognized name in the history of tag team wrestling, and more importantly, Animal and Hawk were great guys—just fantastic people.” ~ "Nature Boy™" Ric Flair®

“The Road Warriors revolutionized the way we all looked at characters in our industry.” ~ “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes

“I think the Road Warriors, or LOD, was one of the greatest wrestling tag teams of all time. . . . All I can do is shake my head and smile at the memory of a spiked up Joe saying, ‘Tell ’em, Hawk!’ and Mike with that crazy mad look on his face, his tongue hanging out, barking out, ‘Oh . . . what a rush!’ Both Joe and Mike were first-rate pros who were loved and respected by all who knew them.” ~ Bret “The Hitman” Hart

“Joe and Mike weren’t polluted by politics, maintained the ethics of the business when it needed it most, and their convincing style made people proud to be wrestling fans. No one could’ve done a better job.” ~ “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

“The first time we saw them on TV, my brother (Stevie Ray) and I were like, ‘Whoa!’ Hawk and Animal were way bigger than anyone else we’d seen, and they were just killing everybody. And that’s what people wanted to see. . . .” ~ Booker T