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Professional Wrestler, Road Warrior Animal

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American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Road Warrior Animal (or simply Animal). is dead. The former WWE star was reported to have died today September 23 2020. Road Warrior Animal who headlined multiple pay-per-view events for the WWF and WCW, competing for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at 2001’s Sin passed away today at the age of 60.

Hulk Hogan has tweeted that Road Warrior Animal has passed away at the age of 60. One-half of one of the most iconic tag teams in wrestling.

RIP Animal, love you, my brother, I know you and Hawk have a lot of unfinished business to take care of! God speed and blessings to your beautiful family, one love4Life.

The Road Warrior Animal has also confirmed that Joseph Michael Laurinaitis AKA Road Warrior Animal has passed on. The shared the news in a series of tweets via their official twitter handle.

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

Laurinaitis grew up in Minnesota, having to work for a living from a very early age. He attended Irondale High School.

Because of his size and love of powerlifting, Laurinaitis was an imposing figure and thus a very effective bouncer.

He worked as a bouncer at Grandma B’s in the Twin Cities where he caught the eye of Eddie Sharkey, a well-known wrestling trainer. Sharkey thought that Laurinaitis and Mike Hegstrand, Richard Rood, and Barry Darsow could make it big in professional wrestling, and trained all four of them.

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