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Animal (Road Warrior)

Animal 2

Title History

  • NWA National Tag Team titles w/Hawk winning a Tournament (June 11, 1983);
  • NWA National Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating Buzz & Brett Sawyer (January 28, 1984);
  • NWA National Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating Junk Yard Dog & Sweet Brown Sugar (May 20, 1984);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating Baron von Raschke & The Crusher (August 25, 1984);
  • NWA Six-Man Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating The Koloffs & Baron von Raschke (May 17, 1986);
  • NWA Six-Man Tag Team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Ric Flair & Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard (July 9, 1988);
  • NWA International Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu (March 12, 1987);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating The Midnight Express (October 29, 1988);
  • NWA Six-Man Tag Team titles w/Hawk & Genichiro Tenryu defeating [Animal beat Rhodes] (December 7, 1988);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating The Nasty Boys (August 26, 1991 – Summerslam);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating The Godwinns (October 13, 1997 – RAW);
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated Tag Team of the Year (7 out of 10 Years);
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated Tag Team of the Decade;
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated Tag Team of the Century
  • (Australia) i-Generation Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating Public Enemy (July 28, 2000 in Wollongong, Australia);
  • (Australia) i-Generation Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating Public Enemy (July 30, 2000 in Sydney, Australia);
  • IPW Hardcore Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating The Shane Twins (March 1, 2003);
  • PCW World Tag Team titles w/Hawk defeating Chicanos In Action and The Grave Diggers (June 7, 2003);
  • WWE Tag Team titles w/John Heidenreich defeating Mercury & Nitro (July 24, 2005);

Career Highlights

In the Beginning:

Georgia Championship Wrestling:

  • Animal & Hawk were originally placed in a tag team together by Ole Anderson in Georgia to create The Road Warriors..
  • The Legion of Doom faction originally consisted of Hawk, Animal, Jake Roberts, The Spoiler, and manager Paul Ellering..
  • June 11, 1983: The Road Warriors won a Tournament to be crowned the NWA National Tag Team champions..
  • October 23, 1983–The Last Battle of Atlanta: Jimmy Valiant & Pez Whatley vs The Road Warriors (Double DQ)..
  • November 19, 1983–Mid South Wrestling: The Road Warriors defeated Mr. Wrestling II & Magnum TA..
  • January 28, 1984: The Road Warriors defeated Buzz & Brett Sawyer to win the NWA National Tag Team titles..
  • May 20, 1984: The Road Warriors defeated Junk Yard Dog & Sweet Brown Sugar to win the NWA National Tag Team titles..
  • 1984: Hawk & Animal began pulling double duty for both the NWA and Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association..
  • June 30, 1984–FLORIDA Lords of the Ring: Barry Windham & Mike Rotunda (US Tag Champions) beat The Road Warriors by DQ..

American Wrestling Association:

  • August 25, 1984: The Road Warriors defeated Baron von Raschke & The Crusher to capture the AWA Tag Team titles..
  • March 9, 1985: The Road Warriors debuted for Giant Baba’s All Japan Pro Wrestling..
  • March 30, 1985–Mid South Wrestling Superdome Extravaganza: The Road Warriors participated in a 4-WAY Tag Team match..
  • ~~~The RockNRoll Express b The Road Warriors and The Dirty White Boys and The Freebirds (Gordy/Roberts) in a 4-WAY..
  • April 27, 1985: The Road Warriors vs Larry Hennig & Jerry Blackwell..
  • ~~~Hennig & Blackwell rough up the young Road Warriors, who, until that time, refused to sell moves for their opponents..
  • May 21, 1985–Owen Promotions 60th Anniversary Show: Larry & Curt Hennig defeated The Road Warriors by DQ..
  • July 6, 1985 – Great American Bash: Krusher Khruschev & Ivan Koloff vs The Road Warriors ended in a DOUBLE DQ..
  • September 2, 1985–FLORIDA Battle of the Belts: The Road Warriors vs Harley Race & Stan Hansen ended in a Double Count Out..
  • September 28, 1985 – AWA SuperClash: The Road Warriors defeated Freebirds (Gordy/Hayes) to retain the AWA Tag titles..
  • January 21, 1986–PORTLAND: The Road Warriors & Magnum TA defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff & Timothy Flowers..
  • February 2, 1986–MoscaMania: Road Warriors defeated Nikita Koloff & Baron von Raschke in Hamilton, Ontario..
  • February 14, 1986–FLORIDA Battle of the Belts II: The Road Warriors participated in a 6-Man Tag Team match..
  • ~~~The Road Warriors & Blackjack Mulligan vs Kevin Sullivan & Mark Lewin & Maya Singh ended in a Double Count Out..

Jim Crocket Promotions::

  • April 19, 1986 – Crockett Cup: The Road Warrior won the first ever Crockett Cup Memorial Tag Team Tournament..
  • ~~~Round #1: The Road Warriors defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood to advance to the next round..
  • ~~~Round #2: The Road Warriors defeated The Midnight Express to advance to the next round..
  • ~~~Finals: The Road Warriors defeated Ronnie Garvin & Magnum T.A. in the finals to win the Crocket Cup!
  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: The Road Warriors defeated The Freebirds (Garvin & Hayes) in a “Steel Cage” match..
  • April 28, 1986 – AWA/NWA Rage in a Cage: The Road Warriors beat Ivan & Nikita Koloff in a “Steel Cage” match..
  • May 17, 1986: The Road Warriors & Dusty Rhodes beat The Koloffs & Raschke to win the 6-MAN Tag Team titles..
  • July 5, 1986 – Great American Bash: The Road Warriors defeated Ivan & Nikita Koloff in a Russian Chain match..
  • July 26, 1986 – Great American Bash: The Road Warriors & Baby Doll beat The Midnight Express & Jim Cornette in a Cage match..
  • September 1, 1986 – FLORIDA Battle of the Belts III: The Road Warriors vs Ed Gantner & Kareem Muhammad (Double DQ)..
  • November 28, 1986 – Starrcade: The Road Warriors defeated The Midnight Express in a Scaffold match..
  • March 12, 1987: The Road Warriors defeated Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu to win the NWA International Tag Team titles..
  • April 10-11, 1987 – Crockett Cup: The Road Warriors beat Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway Jr in the first round..
  • ~~~The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane) defeated The Road Warriors in the second round..
  • May 9, 1987–FLORIDA Eddie Graham Memorial: Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez vs The Road Warriors ended in a Double DQ..
  • July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash: The SuperPowers defeated The Four Horsemen in a classic War Games Cage match!
  • ~~~The SuperPowers = (Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff & The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering)..
  • ~~~The Four Horsemen = (Ric Flair & Arn Anderson & Lex Luger & Tully Blanchard & JJ Dillon)..
  • September 20, 1987 – WWC 14th Anniversary: The Road Warriors vs Terry & Dory Funk Jr. ended in a Double DQ..
  • November 26, 1987 – Starrcade: Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard defeated The Road Warriors by DQ..
  • March 27, 1988 – NWA Clash: Road Warriors & Dusty Rhodes defeated Powers of Pain & Ivan Koloff (Barbed Wire Match)..
  • April 22-23, 1988 – Crockett Cup: The Road Warriors defeated Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway Jr in the first round..
  • ~~~The Powers of Pain (Warlord & Barbarian) beat The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) in the second round..
  • July 9, 1988: The Road Warriors defeated Ric Flair & Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard for the 6-MAN Tag Team titles..
  • July 10, 1988 – Great American Bash: The Road Warrior’s Team defeated Kevin Sullivan’s Team in a Tower of Doom Cage match..
  • ~~~The Road Warriors Team: Steve Williams & Ron Garvin & Jim Garvin & Road Warriors..
  • ~~~Kevin Sullivan’s Team: Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotundo & Ivan Koloff & Al Perez & Russian Assassin I..
  • October 29, 1988: The Road Warriors defeated The Midnight Express for the NWA World Tag Team titles..
  • December 26, 1988 – Starrcade: Dusty Rhodes & Sting beat The Road Warriors by DQ (Warriors retain Tag titles)..
  • February 15, 1989 – NWA Clash: Road Warriors & Genichiro Tenryu vs Varsity Club (Rotunda/Sullivan/Williams) DOUBLE DQ..
  • February 20, 1989 – Chi Town Rumble: The Road Warriors defeating Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan..
  • April 2, 1989 – NWA Clash: Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams defeated Road Warriors to win the Tag Team titles..
  • May 7, 1989 – WrestleWar: The Road Warriors defeated The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams)..
  • July 23, 1989 – Great American Bash: The Road Warriors Team defeated The Freebirds Team in a War Games Cage match..
  • ~~~The Road Warrior’s Team: Hawk & Animal & The Midnight Express & Steve Williams..
  • ~~~The Freebirds Team: The Freebirds & The Samoan Swat Team..
  • October 28, 1989 – Halloween Havoc: The Road Warriors defeated The Skyscrapers (Sid Vicious & Dan Spivey) by DQ..
  • September 12, 1989 – NWA Clash: The Road Warriors defeated Samoan Swat Team..
  • November 15, 1989 – NWA Clash: The Freebirds defeated The Road Warriors by Disqualfication..
  • December 13, 1989 – Starrcade (Night of the Iron Men): The Road Warriors defeated Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed)..
  • ~~~The Steiner Brothers beat Road Warriors | Road Warriors beat The SST to win the Iron Man Tag Team Tournament..
  • February 6, 1990 – NWA Clash: The Skyscrapers (Mark Callous & Dan Spivey) defeated Road Warriors by DQ..
  • April 14, 1990: The Road Warriors defeated Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) in Houston, Texas..
  • April 14, 1990: The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering defeated Doom (Ron Simmons & Butch Reed & Teddy Long)..
  • April 19, 1990: The Road Warriors & The Steiners defeated Doom & Minnesota Wrescking Crew II..
  • April 21, 1990: The Road Warriors defeated Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) in Charleston, West Virginia..
  • May 19, 1990 – Capitol Combat: The Road Warriors & Norman The Lunatic beat Bam Bam Bigelow & Kevin Sullivan & Cactus Jack..:

World Wrestling Federation:

  • Summer 1990: The Road Warriors signed with the World Wrestling Federation and became known as the “Legion of Doom”..
  • August 27, 1990 – Summerslam: The Legion of Doom interfered in a match and cost Demolition the Tag Team titles..
  • October 13, 1990 – SNME: The Ultimate Warrior & The Legion of Doom defeated Demolition (Ax & Smash & Crush)..
  • November 22, 1990 – Survivor Series: Ultimate Warrior & Kerry von Erich & LOD beat Mr. Perfect & Demolition..
  • January 19, 1991 – Royal Rumble: Hawk & Animal both participated in the Royal Rumble match..
  • February 1, 1991 – SNME: The Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) defeated The Orient Express (Kato & Tanaka)..
  • March 30, 1991: The Legion of Doom defeated Hulk Hogan & Genichiro Tenryu by Count Out at the Tokyo Dome..
  • March 24, 1991 – Wrestlemania 7: The Legion of Doom defeated Power & Glory in 59 seconds..
  • August 26, 1991 – Summerslam: The Legion of Doom defeated The Nasty Boys to win the Tag Team titles!
  • October 3, 1991 – Royal Albert Hall: The Legion of Doom defeated Hercules & Paul Roma to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • November 27, 1991 – Survivor Series: The Legion of Doom & Big Bossman defeated IRS & The Natural Disasters..
  • December 12, 1991: The Legion of Doom defeated Earthquake & Typhoon in Tokyo, Japan..
  • January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: The Natural Disasters (Earthquake/Typhoon) defeated The Legion of Doom by Count Out..
  • April 5, 1992 – Wrestlemania 8: The Legion of Doom brought Paul Ellering back to the WWF to manage them..
  • ~~~It became ridiculous when Paul Ellering began bringing a vantruiloquests dummy named Rocco to ringside..
  • April, 19, 1992 – UK Rampage: The Legion of Doom defeated Col. Mustafa & Dino Bravo ..
  • August 29, 1992 – SummerSlam: The Legion of Doom w/Paul Ellering defeated Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase & IRS)..
  • September 1992: Hawk quit the WWF and Animal briefly teamed with Crush before leaving the WWF himself..
  • Animal injured his back and began collecting on his Lloyds of London insurance policy..

World Championship Wrestling – Return of the Road Warriors::

  • January 29, 1996 – Nitro: The Road Warriors defeated The Faces of Fear..
  • February 5, 1996 – Nitro: Sting & Lex Luger defeated The Road Warriors to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • February 11, 1996 – Nitro: Sting & Lex Luger battled The Road Warriors to a Double Count Out..
  • February 26, 1996 – Nitro: The Road Warriors defeated Harlem Heat..
  • March 10, 1996 – Nitro: The Road Warriors defeated The Steiner Brothers..
  • March 17, 1996 – Nitro: The Road Warriors defeated The Nasty Boys..
  • March 24, 1996 – Uncensored: Sting & Booker T defeated The Road Warriors in a Chicago Street Fight..
  • April 1, 1996 – Nitro: The Steiner Brothers defeated The Road Warriors and The Nasty Boys in a Triangle Match..
  • April 29, 1996: Hawk & Animal & The Power Warrior defeated The Steiner Brothers & Scott Norton in Tokyo..
  • May 19, 1996 – Slamboree Lethal Lottery: Hawk & Lex Luger vs Animal & Booker T ended in a NO CONTEST..

Wrestling in Japan::

  • Hawk began wrestling in Japan forming a tag team with Kensuki Sasaki (Power Warrior) as “The Hellraisers”..
  • December 14, 1992: The Hellraisers defeated Tony Halme & Scott Norton to win the IWGP International Tag Team titles..
  • April 29, 1996: Hawk & Animal & The Power Warrior defeated The Steiner Brothers & Scott Norton in Tokyo..

World Wrestling Federation II – Legion of Doom:

  • February 1997: The Legion of Doom resurfaced in the World Wrestling Federation..
  • February 24, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom (surprise return) defeated The Headbangers (Mosh & Thrasher)..
  • March 17, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Savio Vega & Crush by Disqualification..
  • March 23, 1997 – Wrestlemania 13: Ahmed Johnson & Legion of Doom defeated The Nation of Domination in a Chicago Street Fight..
  • April 14, 1997 – RAW: The Godwinns (Henry O & Phineas I) defeated The Legion of Doom..
  • April 20, 1997 – Revenge of the Taker: Legion of Doom defeated Owen Hart & British Bulldog by DQ when Bret Hart interfered..
  • April 28, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon..
  • May 5, 1997 – RAW: Doug Furnas & Phil Lafon defeated The Legion of Doom..
  • May 12, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated PG-13 (JC Ice & Wolfie D)..
  • May 26, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Brian Pillman & Jim Neidhart by Disqualification..
  • June 2, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Steve Austin & Shawn Michaels (Tag Champs) by Count Out..
  • June 9, 1997 – King of the Ring: Owen Hart & The Bulldog & Jim Neidhart defeated The Legion of Doom & Sycho Sid..
  • June 10, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom & Ahmed Johnson defeated Farooq & Crush & Savio Vega..
  • June 23, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated The Godwinns (Henry O. & Phineas I.)..
  • June 30, 1997 – RAW: Farooq & DLo Brown defeated The Legion of Doom..
  • July 6, 1997 – Canadian Stampede: The Hart Foundation defeated Steve Austin & Ken Shamrock & Goldust & Legion of Doom..
  • July 14, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom vs The New Blackjacks ended in a No Contest..
  • July 28, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Los Boriquas by Disqualification..
  • August 3, 1997 – Summerslam: The Legion of Doom defeated The Godwinns (Henry O. & Phineas I.)..
  • August 11, 1997 – RAW: Hawk defeated Henry O. Godwinn..
  • August 18, 1997 – RAW: Owen Hart & The British Bulldog defeated The Legion of Doom..
  • August 25, 1997 – RAW: Hawk defeated The British Bulldog (European Champion) by Disqualification..
  • September 1, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom vs Los Boriquas ended in a No Contest..
  • September 7, 1997 Ground Zero: The Headbangers defeated Owen/Bulldog and Legion of Doom and The Godwinns..
  • September 15, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated The Truth Commission (Sniper & Recon) by Disqualification..
  • September 22, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Farooq & Kama Mustafa..
  • October 5, 1997 – Bad Blood: The Nation (The Rock & Kama & DLo Brown) defeated The Legion of Doom..
  • October 6, 1997 – RAW: Owen Hart defeated Hawk..
  • October 13, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated The Godwinns to win the Tag Team titles..
  • October 27, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Los Boriquas to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • November 9, 1997 – Survivor Series: Ahmed Johnson & Ken Shamrock & Legion of Doom defeated The Nation of Domination..
  • November 24, 1997 – RAW: The New Age Outlaws defeated The Legion of Doom to win the Tag Team titles..
  • December 6, 1997 – Degeneration-X: The New Age Outlaws defeated The Legion of Doom by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • December 8, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom vs The Godwinns ended in a No Contest..
  • December 15, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Shawn Michaels & Triple H..
  • January 18, 1998 – Royal Rumble: The Legion of Doom defeated The New Age Outlaws by Disqualification..
  • January 26, 1998 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett & Barry Windham defeated The Legion of Doom..
  • February 9, 1998 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett & Barry Windham defeated The Legion of Doom by Disqualification..
  • February 23, 1998 – RAW: The New Age Outlaws defeated The Legion of Doom to retain the Tag Team titles..World Wrestling Federation II – LOD 2000:
  • March 29, 1998 – RAW: LOD 2000 w/Sunny won a 15-Team Invitational Battle Royal..
  • ~~~This was an attempt to freshen up the Legion of Doom gimmick with a new manager and new costumes..
  • March 30, 1998: LOD 2000 w/Sunny defeated Los Boriquas..
  • April 4, 1998 – Mayhem in Manchester: LOD 2000 defeated The New Age Outlaws (Tag Champions) by DQ..
  • April 26, 1998 – Unforgiven: The New Age Outlaws defeated LOD 2000 w/Sunny to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • April 20, 1998 – RAW: The New Age Outlaws & Triple H defeated LOD 2000 & Owen Hart..
  • May 4, 1998 – RAW: DX (HHH/XPac/Roaddog/Billy Gunn) defeated LOD 2000 & Disciples of Apocalypse..
  • May 11, 1998 – RAW: The Disciples of Apocalypse defeated Hawk in a Handicap match..
  • May 18, 1998 – RAW: The Disciples of Apocalypse defeated LOD 2000..
  • May 25, 1998 – RAW: LOD 2000 & Droz defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse..
  • June 1, 1998 – RAW: LOD 2000 & Droz vs Disciples of Apocalypse ended in a NO CONTEST in a Street Fight..
  • June 8, 1998 – RAW: The New Age Outlaws defeated LOD 2000 to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • July 6, 1998 – RAW: LOD 2000 Hawk vs Darren Drozdov fought in a Brawl4All match and ended in a Draw
  • July 20, 1998 – RAW: LOD 2000 Animal vs Skull ended in a No Contest..
  • July 26, 1998 – Fully Loaded: Disciples of Apocalypse w/Paul Ellering defeated The Legion of Doom..
  • July 27, 1998 – RAW: The Godfather & Mark Henry defeated LOD 2000..
  • August 3, 1998 – RAW: LOD 2000 Hawk defeated Jeff Jarrett..
  • August 10, 1998 – RAW: Southern Justice vs LOD 2000 (Animal & Droz) ended in a NO CONTEST..
  • August 31, 1998 – RAW: LOD 2000 & Droz defeated The Oddities..
  • October 12, 1998 – RAW: The New Age Outlaws defeated LOD 2000 (Animal & Droz) by Count Out to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • October 18, 1998 – Judgment Day: LOD 2000 & Droz defeated DOA (Skull & 8Ball) & Paul Ellering..
  • October 19, 1998 – RAW: The Headbangers defeated LOD 2000 (Animal & Droz)..
  • November 16, 1998 – RAW: Edge & Gangrel defeated LOD 2000 (Animal & Droz) by Count Out)..

Semi-Retirement:

  • June 22, 2002: The Road Warriors defeated The Headshrinkers in Atlantic City, New Jersey..
  • December 18, 2002 – NWA^TNA: Road Warriors make an unadvertised appearance attacking the three top TNA Tag Teams!
  • December 21, 2002–SCWA: Road Warriors won four-way over Cannabus & Creeping Death, Sweet Daddy & Barbarian and UNOD..
  • January 8, 2003 – NWA:TNA: Jeff Jarrett & Roadwarriors are attacked by S.E.X. but are saved by the surprise Dusty Rhodes!
  • January 15, 2003 – NWA:TNA: Vince Russo/Low Ki/Chris Daniels/Elix Skipper defeat Dusty Rhodes/Road Warrios/Jeff Jarrett..
  • March 1, 2003: The Road Warriors defeated The Shane Twins to capture the IPW Hardcore Tag Team titles in Yokohama, Japan..
  • March 7, 2003–Big Time Wrestling: The Road Warriors defeated the Ballard Brothers..
  • May 12, 2003 – RAW: Kane & Rob Van Dam defeat the returning Legion of Doom to retain the World Tag Team titles..
  • May 15, 2003 – Smackdown!: Legion of Doom defeated CM Punk & ???? in a dark match..
  • July 7, 2003: The Road Warriors defeated Shiro Koshinaka & Riki Choshu in Miyagi, Japan..
  • October 18, 2003: Michael Hegstrand, known as Hawk to wrestling fans, passes away in his sleep, at the age of 46..
  • June 7, 2003: The Road Warriors w/Paul Ellering won the PCW World Tag Team titles to celebrate their 20th anniversary..
  • ~~~The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) defeated Chicanos In Action and The Grave Diggers in a 3-WAY in Chicago, Illinois..
  • July 7, 2003: The Road Warriors defeated Shiro Koshinaka & Riki Choshu in Miyagi, Japan..Semi-Retirement:
  • August 2003: Animal is now the defensive coordinator on the Minnesota Lumberjacks of the Mid American Football League..
  • August 21, 2004–Pacific Northwest: Road Warrior Animal & Critter beat Big Ugly JD Bishop & Jeremy Blanchard by DQ..
  • September 25, 2004–Pacific Northwest: Jeremy & Bubba Blanchard b Animal & J.D. Bishop in a “First Blood” to retain the Tag titles..
  • October 30, 2004–U of Virginia Children’s Medical Center Benefit Show: Animal & Rick Steiner beat Warlord & Barbarian..
  • March 21, 2005: Joe “Animal” Laurinaitis had an off-screen tryout as an announcer at WWE RAW tapings in Birmingham..
  • June 2005 – Gladiator Championship Wrestling: Animal “showed up late” and got into a brawl with Warlord & Barbarian..

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Legion of Doom:

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Road Warrior:

  • March 3, 2006 – Smackdown!: MNM (Mercury & Nitro w/Melina) defeated Matt Hardy & Mystery Partner (Road Warrior Animal)..
  • ~~~After the match, Road Warrior Animal confronted Matt Hardy and turned heel and attacked his already injured leg!
  • March 10, 2006 – SmackDown!: Road Warrior Animal cut a heel promo putting down Hawk, John Heidenreich and Matt Hardy..
  • March 17, 2006 – SmackDown!: Matt Hardy defeated Road Warrior Animal in a Money in the Bank 2 Qualifying match..
  • March 24, 2006 – SmackDown!: Animal participated in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Battle Royal (won by Bobby Lashley)
  • March 31, 2006 – SmackDown!: Chris Benoit (US Champion) defeated Road Warrior Animal in a Non-title match..
  • April 14, 2006 – SmackDown!: Matt Hardy defeated Road Warrior Animal in a Grudge Match..
  • May 5, 2006 – SmackDown!: Animal defeated Paul Burchill w/Shelly Martinez (try-out as Burchill’s pirates wench!) on VELOCITY..
  • June 6, 2006: Road Warrior Animal was released from his contract by World Wrestling Entertainment..

Semi-Retirement:

  • Road Warrior Animal’s son, James Lauriantis, is a star linebacker for Ohio State University.
  • June 17, 2007 – TNA Slammiversary: Team 3-D defeated Rick Steiner and Road Warrior Animal to retain the TNA Tag Team titles!
  • September 1, 2007 – All Japan Pro Wrestling: Road Warrior Animal & Kensuke Sasaki defeated brother YASSHI & Shuji Kondo.
  • July 20, 2012 – SmackDown: Road Warrior Animal defeated Heath Slater.