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Overview (3)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Nicknames Animal Warrior
Road Warrior Animal
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joe Laurinaitis was born on September 12, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an actor, known for AWA All-Star Wrestling (1960), WCW Worldwide Wrestling (1975) and WCW Monday Nitro (1995). He is married to Julia Laurinaitis. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Julia Laurinaitis (? - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Spider design face paint, spiked shoulder pads
Finishing move: The Doomsday Device (Animal lifts a opponent onto his shoulders while Hawk clotheslines the opponent from the top rope)

Trivia (11)

Professional wrestler.
Former WWF & NWA Tag Team Champion.
With Road Warrior Hawk, became the first tag team to win the tag team "Triple Crown" (the WWF, NWA, AWA tag team championships)
Brother of John Laurinaitis aka Johnny Ace.
He and the late Mike Hegstrand got the name "The Road Warriors" and the idea for their spiked shoulder pads from the Mel Gibson movie, The Road Warrior (1981).
Children - James and Jessica
His son, James, is currently a standout Captain in The NFL for The New Orleans Saints. He at one time was a standout linebacker for The Ohio State University. [March 2016]
Inducted with his partner Hawk (Mike Hegstrand) into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011 as the tag team The Road Warriors.
WWE Hall of Famer.
Published author he wrote the book In 2011, Laurinaitis released an autobiography titled The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling, published by Medallion Press, Inc. The book talks about the rise of The Road Warriors, shares funny stories of life on the road, and offers candid behind-the-scenes accounts of the wrestling industry.
Was one half of the WWE tag team champions along with Heidenreich on Smackdown!. [August 2005]

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