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Title History

  • NWA National tag team titles winning a Tournament (June 11, 1983);
  • NWA National tag team titles defeating Buzz and Brett Sawyer (January 28, 1984);
  • NWA National tag team titles defeating Junk Yard Dog and Sweet Brown Sugar (May 20, 1984);
  • AWA world tag team titles defeating Baron von Raschke and The Crusher (August 25, 1984);
  • NWA 6-man tag team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating The Koloffs and Baron von Raschke (May 17, 1986);
  • NWA 6-man tag team titles w/Dusty Rhodes defeating Ric Flair and Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard (July 9, 1988);
  • NWA International tag team titles defeating Jumbo Tsuruta and Genichiro Tenryu (March 12, 1987);
  • NWA world tag team titles defeating The Midnight Express (October 29, 1988);
  • NWA 6-man tag team titles w/Genichiro Tenryu [Animal defeated Dusty Rhodes] (December 7, 1988);
  • WWF tag team titles defeating The Nasty Boys (August 26, 1991 – SummerSlam);
  • WWF tag team titles 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 defeating Public Enemy (July 28, 2000 in Wollongong, Australia);
  • (Australia) i-Generation tag team titles defeating Public Enemy (July 30, 2000 in Sydney, Australia);
  • IPW Hardcore tag team titles defeating The Shane Twins (March 1, 2003);
  • PCW World tag team titles defeating Chicanos In Action and The Grave Diggers (June 7, 2003);

Career Highlights

Georgia Championship Wrestling:

  • Animal and 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 and Pez Whatley vs The Road Warriors (Double disqualification).
  • November 19, 1983 – Mid South Wrestling: The Road Warriors defeated Mr. Wrestling II and Magnum TA.
  • January 28, 1984: The Road Warriors defeated Buzz and Brett Sawyer to win the NWA National tag team titles.
  • May 20, 1984: The Road Warriors defeated Junk Yard Dog and Sweet Brown Sugar to win the NWA National tag team titles.
  • 1984: Hawk and 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 and Mike Rotunda (US Tag Champions) beat The Road Warriors by disqualification.

American Wrestling Association:

  • August 25, 1984: The Road Warriors defeated Baron von Raschke and 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 and Jerry Blackwell.
  • ~~~Hennig and 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 and Curt Hennig defeated The Road Warriors by disqualification.
  • July 6, 1985 – Great American Bash: Krusher Khruschev and Ivan Koloff vs The Road Warriors ended in a double disqualification.
  • September 2, 1985 – FLORIDA Battle of the Belts: The Road Warriors vs Harley Race and 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 and Magnum TA defeated Ivan and Nikita Koloff and Timothy Flowers.
  • February 2, 1986 – MoscaMania: Road Warriors defeated Nikita Koloff and 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 and Blackjack Mulligan vs Kevin Sullivan and Mark Lewin and Maya Singh ended in a Double Count Out.

All-Japan Pro Wrestling:

  • May 30, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Ishin Gundan (Animal Hamaguchi and Riki Choshu).
  • May 31, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Giant Baba and Motoshi Okuma.
  • June 1, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Rocky Hata.
  • June 3, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Ishin Gundan (Isamu Teranishi and Riki Choshu).
  • June 4, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Haru Sonoda and Jumbo Tsuruta.
  • June 5, 1986 – AJPW: Killer Khan and Super Strong Machine defeated The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) by disqualification.
  • June 6, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Masanobu Kurisu and Yoshiaki Yatsu.
  • June 7, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Jumbo Tsuruta.
  • June 8, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Ishin Gundan (Isamu Teranishi and Riki Choshu).
  • June 9, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Samson Fuyuki.
  • June 11, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Ashura Hara and Rusher Kimura.
  • June 12, 1986 – AJPW: NWA International tag team champions Riki Choshu and Yoshiaki Yatsu defeated The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) by disqualification to retain.
  • October 20, 1986 – AJPW: The Funks (Dory Funk Jr. and Terry Funk) vs. The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) ended in a double count-out.
  • October 21, 1986 – AJPW: Genichiro Tenryu and Giant Baba defeated The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) by disqualification.
  • October 22, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Jumbo Tsuruta and Samson Fuyuki.
  • October 24, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Haru Sonoda.
  • October 25, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Ishin Gundan (Animal Hamaguchi and Riki Choshu).
  • October 27, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Samson Fuyuki and Takashi Ishikawa.
  • October 28, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Motoshi Okuma and Samson Fuyuki.
  • October 29, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Shinichi Nakano and Yoshiaki Yatsu.
  • October 30, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Animal Hamaguchi and Shinichi Nakano.
  • November 1, 1986 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Animal Hamaguchi and Shinichi Nakano.
  • February 21, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Ishin Gundan (Animal Hamaguchi and Yoshiaki Yatsu).
  • February 22, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Jumbo Tsuruta and Motoshi Okuma.
  • February 23, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Hiroshi Wajima and Takashi Ishikawa.
  • February 24, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Ishin Gundan (Animal Hamaguchi and Yoshiaki Yatsu).
  • February 26, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Motoshi Okuma.
  • February 27, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Hiroshi Wajima and Takashi Ishikawa.
  • February 28, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Ishin Gundan (Animal Hamaguchi and Yoshiaki Yatsu).
  • March 1, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Haru Sonoda and Jumbo Tsuruta.
  • March 3, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Motoshi Okuma.
  • March 4, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Shinichi Nakano and Yoshiaki Yatsu.
  • March 5, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Motoshi Okuma and Takashi Ishikawa.
  • March 6, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Haru Sonoda.
  • March 7, 1987 – AJPW: Giant Baba and Hiroshi Wajima vs. The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) ended in a double count-out.
  • March 8, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Ishin Gundan (Isamu Teranishi and Yoshiaki Yatsu).
  • March 9, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Jumbo Tsuruta and Motoshi Okuma.
  • March 10, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Hiroshi Wajima and Takashi Ishikawa.
  • March 11, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Shinichi Nakano and Yoshiaki Yatsu.
  • March 12, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Genichiro Tenryu and Jumbo Tsuruta by count-out to win the NWA International tag team titles.
  • June 8, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated John Tenta and Jumbo Tsuruta.
  • June 9, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Hiroshi Wajima and Jumbo Tsuruta to retain the NWA International tag titles.
  • June 10, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Hiroshi Wajima and Takashi Ishikawa.
  • October 19, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated John Tenta and Motoshi Okuma.
  • October 22, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Hiroshi Wajima and Takashi Ishikawa.
  • October 24, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Haru Sonoda and Jumbo Tsuruta.
  • October 25, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Haru Sonoda and Hiroshi Wajima.
  • October 26, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Isamu Teranishi and John Tenta.
  • October 29, 1987 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Isamu Teranishi and Jumbo Tsuruta.
  • February 28, 1989 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Isao Takagi and Yoshiaki Yatsu.
  • March 2, 1989 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Isao Takagi and Yoshiaki Yatsu.
  • March 3, 1989 – AJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Jumbo Tsuruta and Yoshiaki Yatsu.
  • March 8, 1989 – AJPW: Genichiro Tenryu and The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Jumbo Tsuruta, Shunji Takano and Yoshiaki Yatsu.

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 and 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 and Magnum T.A. in the finals to win the Crocket Cup!
  • April 20, 1986 – AWA WrestleRock: The Road Warriors defeated The Freebirds (Garvin and Hayes) in a “Steel Cage” match.
  • April 28, 1986 – AWA/NWA Rage in a Cage: The Road Warriors beat Ivan and Nikita Koloff in a “Steel Cage” match.
  • May 17, 1986: The Road Warriors and Dusty Rhodes beat The Koloffs and Raschke to win the 6-man tag team titles.
  • July 5, 1986 – Great American Bash: The Road Warriors defeated Ivan and Nikita Koloff in a Russian Chain match.
  • July 26, 1986 – Great American Bash: The Road Warriors and Baby Doll beat The Midnight Express and Jim Cornette in a Cage match.
  • September 1, 1986 – FLORIDA Battle of the Belts III: The Road Warriors vs Ed Gantner and Kareem Muhammad (Double disqualification).
  • November 28, 1986 – Starrcade: The Road Warriors defeated The Midnight Express in a Scaffold match.
  • March 12, 1987: The Road Warriors defeated Jumbo Tsuruta and Genichiro Tenryu to win the NWA International tag team titles.
  • April 10-11, 1987 – Crockett Cup: The Road Warriors beat Shaska Whatley and Tiger Conway Jr in the first round.
  • ~~~The Midnight Express (Bobby Eaton and Stan Lane) defeated The Road Warriors in the second round.
  • May 9, 1987 – FLORIDA Eddie Graham Memorial: Rick Rude and Manny Fernandez vs The Road Warriors ended in a Double disqualification.
  • July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash: The SuperPowers defeated The Four Horsemen in a classic War Games Cage match!
  • ~~~The SuperPowers = (Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff and The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering).
  • ~~~The Four Horsemen = (Ric Flair and Arn Anderson and Lex Luger and Tully Blanchard and JJ Dillon).
  • September 20, 1987 – WWC 14th Anniversary: The Road Warriors vs Terry and Dory Funk Jr. ended in a Double disqualification.
  • November 26, 1987 – Starrcade: Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard defeated The Road Warriors by disqualification.
  • March 27, 1988 – NWA Clash: Road Warriors and Dusty Rhodes defeated Powers of Pain and Ivan Koloff (Barbed Wire Match).
  • April 22-23, 1988 – Crockett Cup: The Road Warriors defeated Shaska Whatley and Tiger Conway Jr in the first round.
  • ~~~The Powers of Pain (Warlord and Barbarian) beat The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) in the second round.
  • July 9, 1988: The Road Warriors defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderson and 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 and Ron Garvin and Jim Garvin and Road Warriors.
  • ~~~Kevin Sullivan’s Team: Kevin Sullivan and Mike Rotundo and Ivan Koloff and Al Perez and 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 and Sting beat The Road Warriors by disqualification (Warriors retain Tag titles).
  • February 15, 1989 – NWA Clash: Road Warriors and Genichiro Tenryu vs Varsity Club (Rotunda/Sullivan/Williams) DOUBLE disqualification.
  • February 20, 1989 – Chi Town Rumble: The Road Warriors defeating Steve Williams and Kevin Sullivan.
  • April 2, 1989 – NWA Clash: Mike Rotunda and Steve Williams defeated Road Warriors to win the tag team titles.
  • May 7, 1989 – WrestleWar: The Road Warriors defeated The Varsity Club (Mike Rotunda and 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 and Animal and The Midnight Express and Steve Williams.
  • ~~~The Freebirds Team: The Freebirds and The Samoan Swat Team.
  • October 28, 1989 – Halloween Havoc: The Road Warriors defeated The Skyscrapers (Sid Vicious and Dan Spivey) by disqualification.
  • 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 and 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 and Dan Spivey) defeated Road Warriors by disqualification.
  • April 14, 1990: The Road Warriors defeated Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) in Houston, Texas.
  • April 14, 1990: The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering defeated Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed and Teddy Long).
  • April 19, 1990: The Road Warriors and The Steiners defeated Doom and Minnesota Wrecking 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 and Norman The Lunatic beat Bam Bam Bigelow and Kevin Sullivan and 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.
  • September 1, 1990 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated DK Brauch and Paul Perez.
  • September 9, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Barry Hardy and Duane Gill.
  • September 23, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Rico Federico and Scott Colontonio.
  • September 29, 1990 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Bobby Salza and Ron Cumberledge.
  • October 13, 1990 – SNME: The Ultimate Warrior and The Legion of Doom defeated Demolition (Ax and Smash and Crush).
  • October 14, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Mike Shelton and Tony Burton.
  • October 20, 1990 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Brian Costello and James Saxton.
  • October 28, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Alan Costello and Tom Stone.
  • November 10, 1990 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Sato and Tanaka by disqualification.
  • November 22, 1990 – Survivor Series: Ultimate Warrior and Kerry von Erich and LOD beat Mr. Perfect and Demolition.
  • November 24, 1990 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Black Bart and Kent Carlson.
  • December 2, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Sean McTracey and The Black Demon.
  • December 15, 1990 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Kent Carlson and Paul Perez.
  • December 23, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Tony Ulysses and Duane Gill.
  • January 19, 1991 – Royal Rumble: Hawk and Animal both participated in the Royal Rumble match.
  • January 26, 1991 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Cleo Reeves and Doug Vines.
  • February 1, 1991 – SNME: The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated The Orient Express (Kato and Tanaka).
  • February 10, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Demolition by disqualification.
  • February 16, 1991 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom participated in a #1 contenders tag team battle royal for the tag titles won by the Nasty Boyz.
  • March 10, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Alan Reynolds and Shinji.
  • March 30, 1991 – SWS: The Legion of Doom defeated Hulk Hogan and Genichiro Tenryu by Count Out at the Tokyo Dome.
  • March 23, 1991 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Chris Sullivan and Keith Steinborn.
  • March 24, 1991 – WrestleMania 7: The Legion of Doom defeated Power and Glory in 59 seconds.
  • March 31, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Bob Bradley and Mike Casey.
  • April 14, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Bill Kruger and Pez Whatley.
  • April 20, 1991 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Mark Ming and Randy Sharkey.
  • May 12, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Kato and Tanaka.
  • August 17, 1991 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Barry Hardy and Duane Gill.
  • August 25, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Jim Whitman and Kerry Davis.
  • 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 and Paul Roma to retain the tag team titles.
  • October 5, 1991 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Brian Donahue and Sonny Blaze.
  • November 2, 1991 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Brian Costello and Peter Weeks.
  • November 10, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Barry Horowitz and Ben Jordan.
  • November 27, 1991 – Survivor Series: The Legion of Doom and Big Bossman defeated IRS and The Natural Disasters.
  • December 7, 1991 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated The Executioners to retain the tag team titles.
  • December 12, 1991 – SWS: The Legion of Doom defeated Earthquake and Typhoon in Tokyo, Japan.
  • December 15, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Bob Wisserman and Nick Tarentino.
  • December 28, 1991 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated The Rockers to retain the tag team titles.
  • January 19, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Al Phillips and Pete Sanchez.
  • January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: The Natural Disasters (Earthquake/Typhoon) defeated The Legion of Doom by Count Out.
  • February 1, 1992 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Jim Cooper and Pete Sanchez.
  • February 7, 1992 – House Show: Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and Irwin R. Schyster) defeated The Legion of Doom to win the tag team titles.
  • February 9, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Bob Avery and Bob Morgan.
  • 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 ventriloquist’s dummy named Rocco to ringside.
  • April 18, 1992 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Barry Hardy and Duane Gill.
  • April, 19, 1992 – UK Rampage: The Legion of Doom defeated Col. Mustafa and Dino Bravo.
  • May 3, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Eric Freedom and Tom Stone.
  • May 9, 1992 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Mark Key and Terry Davis.
  • May 24, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Bill Pierce and Vito Cruz.
  • May 30, 1992 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Rick Mitchell and Kato.
  • June 14, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Burt Stiles and Red Tyler.
  • June 20, 1992 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Barry Hardy and Tom Bennett.
  • July 19, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: The Legion of Doom defeated Chris Duffy and Peter Motts.
  • July 25, 1992 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Flex Armstrong and Richie Rich.
  • August 29, 1992 – SummerSlam: The Legion of Doom w/Paul Ellering defeated Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and IRS).
  • September 5, 1992 – Superstars: The Legion of Doom defeated Gary Jackson and Jerry Stevens.
  • 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.

Wrestling in Japan:

  • Hawk began wrestling in Japan forming a tag team with Kensuki Sasaki (Power Warrior) as “The Hellraisers”.
  • July 20, 1990 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Kensuke Sasaki and Riki Choshu.
  • July 21, 1990 – NJPW: Keiji Muto and Masa Saito defeated The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) by disqualification.
  • July 22, 1990 – NJPW: Keiji Muto and Masahiro Chono defeated The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) by disqualification.
  • July 23, 1990 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Kengo Kimura and Osamu Kido.
  • July 24, 1990 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk) defeated Masa Saito and Riki Choshu.
  • July 25, 1990 – NJPW: Masa Saito and Riki Choshu defeated The Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk).
  • December 14, 1992: The Hellraisers defeated Tony Halme and Scott Norton to win the IWGP International tag team titles.

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 and Lex Luger defeated The Road Warriors to retain the tag team titles.
  • February 11, 1996 – Nitro: Sting and Lex Luger battled The Road Warriors to a Double Count Out.
  • February 17, 1996 – Worldwide: The Road Warriors defeated The Avenger and The Gambler.
  • February 24, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Road Warriors defeated Butch Long and The Gambler.
  • February 26, 1996 – Nitro: The Road Warriors defeated Harlem Heat.
  • March 9, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Road Warriors defeated The Faces of Fear.
  • March 10, 1996 – Nitro: The Road Warriors defeated The Steiner Brothers.
  • March 16, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Road Warriors defeated Chris Kanyon and Mark Starr.
  • March 17, 1996 – Nitro: The Road Warriors defeated The Nasty Boys.
  • March 22, 1996 – Saturday Night: Public Enemy defeated The Road Warriors by disqualification.
  • March 24, 1996 – Uncensored: Sting and 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 13, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Nasty Boyz and The Steiner Brothers vs. The Road Warriors and Public Enemy ended in a no contest.
  • April 29, 1996 – NJPW: Hawk and Animal and The Power Warrior defeated The Steiner Brothers and Scott Norton in Tokyo.
  • May 19, 1996 – Slamboree Lethal Lottery: Hawk and Lex Luger vs Animal and Booker T ended in a NO CONTEST.
  • June 23, 1996 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) and Power Warrior defeated Junji Hirata, Keiji Muto and Tadao Yasuda.
  • June 24, 1996 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) and Power Warrior defeated Keiji Muto, Riki Choshu and Satoshi Kojima.
  • June 25, 1996 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) and Power Warrior defeated Junji Hirata, Osamu Kido and Shinya Hashimoto.
  • June 26, 1996 – NJPW: Power Warrior and The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) defeated Ookami Gundan (Hiro Saito, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Masahiro Chono) by disqualification.
  • June 28, 1996 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) and Power Warrior defeated Junji Hirata, Riki Choshu and Tadao Yasuda.
  • June 29, 1996 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) and Power Warrior defeated Ookami Gundan (Hiro Saito, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Masahiro Chono).
  • July 3, 1996 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) and Power Warrior defeated Keiji Muto, Masa Saito and Tadao Yasuda.
  • July 5, 1996 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) and Power Warrior defeated Keiji Muto, Osamu Nishimura and Takashi Iizuka.
  • July 7, 1996 – NJPW: Power Warrior and The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) defeated Keiji Muto, Masa Saito and Riki Choshu.
  • July 9, 1996 – NJPW: Power Warrior and The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) defeated Osamu Kido, Shinya Hashimoto and Tadao Yasuda.
  • July 10, 1996 – NJPW: The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) and Power Warrior defeated Ookami Gundan (Hiro Saito, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Masahiro Chono).
  • July 11, 1996 – NJPW: Power Warrior and The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) defeated Keiji Muto, Masa Saito and Satoshi Kojima.
  • July 12, 1996 – NJPW: Power Warrior and The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) defeated Junji Hirata, Osamu Nishimura and Shinya Hashimoto.
  • July 14, 1996 – NJPW: Power Warrior and The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) defeated Heisei Ishingun (Kengo Kimura, Michiyoshi Ohara and Tatsutoshi Goto).
  • July 16, 1996 – NJPW: Keiji Muto and Sting defeated The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior).
  • July 17, 1996 – NJPW: Power Warrior and The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior) defeated Keiji Muto, Riki Choshu and Satoshi Kojima.
  • November 20, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Manabu Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima and Shinya Hashimoto.
  • November 21, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Junji Hirata, Keiji Muto and Tadao Yasuda.
  • November 22, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Keiji Muto, Riki Choshu and Takashi Iizuka.
  • November 23, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Junji Hirata, Keiji Muto and Tadao Yasuda.
  • November 24, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Osamu Nishimura, Satoshi Kojima and Shinya Hashimoto.
  • November 26, 1996 – NJPW: Junji Hirata, Keiji Muto and Manabu Nakanishi defeated Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior.
  • November 27, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Junji Hirata, Shinya Hashimoto and Tadao Yasuda.
  • November 28, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Keiji Muto, Manabu Nakanishi and Osamu Kido.
  • November 29, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Osamu Nishimura, Takashi Iizuka and Tatsumi Fujinami.
  • November 30, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Junji Hirata, Manabu Nakanishi and Shinya Hashimoto.
  • December 1, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior defeated Satoshi Kojima and Tadao Yasuda.
  • December 3, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Junji Hirata, Keiji Muto and Manabu Nakanishi.
  • December 4, 1996 – NJPW: Osamu Kido, Riki Choshu and Satoshi Kojima defeated Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior.
  • December 5, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Ookami Gundan (Hiro Saito, Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Masahiro Chono).
  • December 6, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Akira Nogami, Kengo Kimura and Tatsutoshi Goto.
  • December 7, 1996 – NJPW: Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior defeated Junji Hirata, Shinya Hashimoto and Tadao Yasuda.
  • December 8, 1996 – NJPW: Keiji Muto, Manabu Nakanishi and Satoshi Kojima defeated Animal Warrior, Hawk Warrior and Power Warrior.
  • December 9, 1996 – NJPW: Ookami Gundan (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Masahiro Chono) defeated The Road Warriors (Animal Warrior and Hawk Warrior).

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 and Thrasher).
  • March 17, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Savio Vega and Crush by Disqualification.
  • March 23, 1997 – WrestleMania 13: Ahmed Johnson and Legion of Doom defeated The Nation of Domination in a Chicago Street Fight.
  • April 14, 1997 – RAW: The Godwinns (Henry O and Phineas I) defeated The Legion of Doom.
  • April 20, 1997 – Revenge of the Taker: Legion of Doom defeated Owen Hart and British Bulldog by disqualification when Bret Hart interfered.
  • April 26, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: The Legion of Doom defeated The Godwinns.
  • April 28, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Doug Furnas and Phil Lafon.
  • May 5, 1997 – RAW: Doug Furnas and Phil Lafon defeated The Legion of Doom.
  • May 12, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D).
  • May 26, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Brian Pillman and Jim Neidhart by Disqualification.
  • June 2, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels (Tag Champs) by Count Out.
  • June 9, 1997 – King of the Ring: Owen Hart and The Bulldog and Jim Neidhart defeated The Legion of Doom and Sycho Sid.
  • June 10, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom and Ahmed Johnson defeated Farooq and Crush and Savio Vega.
  • June 23, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated The Godwinns (Henry O. and Phineas I.).
  • June 30, 1997 – RAW: Farooq and DLo Brown defeated The Legion of Doom.
  • July 6, 1997 – Canadian Stampede: The Hart Foundation defeated Steve Austin and Ken Shamrock and Goldust and Legion of Doom.
  • July 12, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: The Legion of Doom defeated Ken Johnson and Steve Rivers.
  • 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. and Phineas I.).
  • August 11, 1997 – RAW: Hawk defeated Henry O. Godwinn.
  • August 18, 1997 – RAW: Owen Hart and 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 and Recon) by disqualification.
  • September 20, 1997 – One Night Only: The Legion of Doom defeated The Godwinns.
  • September 22, 1997 – RAW: The Legion of Doom defeated Farooq and Kama Mustafa.
  • October 4, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: The Legion of Doom defeated Nick Barberi and Bert Centeno.
  • October 5, 1997 – Bad Blood: The Nation (The Rock and Kama and 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 and Ken Shamrock and 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 5, 1997 – Shotgun Shotgun Saturday Night: The Legion of Doom defeated Frank Parker and Roger Hill.
  • December 6, 1997 – Degeneration-X: The New Age Outlaws defeated The Legion of Doom by disqualification 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 and Triple H.
  • January 18, 1998 – Royal Rumble: The Legion of Doom defeated The New Age Outlaws by Disqualification.
  • January 24, 1998 – Shotgun Saturday Night: The Legion of Doom defeated The Rock N Roll Express by disqualification.
  • January 26, 1998 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett and Barry Windham defeated The Legion of Doom.
  • February 9, 1998 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett and 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 disqualification.
  • April 11, 1998 – Shotgun Saturday Night: LOD 2ooo defeated Frank Stalletto and Roy Raymond.
  • 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 and Triple H defeated LOD 2000 and Owen Hart.
  • May 4, 1998 – RAW: DX (HHH/XPac/Roaddog/Billy Gunn) defeated LOD 2000 and 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 and Droz defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse.
  • June 1, 1998 – RAW: LOD 2000 and 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.
  • June 24, 1998 – Shotgun Saturday Night: LOD 2000 defeated The Midnight Express.
  • 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 and 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 and Droz) ended in a NO CONTEST.
  • August 30, 1998 – HEAT: Too Cool defeated The Legion of Doom.
  • August 31, 1998 – RAW: LOD 2000 and Droz defeated The Oddities.
  • October 12, 1998 – RAW: The New Age Outlaws defeated LOD 2000 (Animal and Droz) by Count Out to retain the tag team titles.
  • October 18, 1998 – Judgment Day: LOD 2000 and Droz defeated DOA (Skull and 8Ball) and Paul Ellering.
  • October 19, 1998 – RAW: The Headbangers defeated LOD 2000 (Animal and Droz).
  • November 16, 1998 – RAW: Edge and Gangrel defeated LOD 2000 (Animal and Droz) by Count Out.
  • March 29, 1999 – RAW: Tag Team champions Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett defeated The Legion of Doom to retain the titles.

World Championship Wrestling: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 and Creeping Death, Sweet Daddy and Barbarian and UNOD.
  • January 8, 2003 – NWA:TNA: Jeff Jarrett and 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 and 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 and [INSERT] in a dark match.
  • 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 and 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 and 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.
  • September 23, 2020: Road Warrior Animal passed away at the age of 60.
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Debut

1983

Birthday

Hometown

Chicago, Illinois

Gender

Male

Height

Weight

Finishing Move(s)

Doomsday Device

Favorite Move(s)

Notable Feuds

Baron von Raschke,
The Freebirds,
The Russians,
The Midnight Express,
Dusty Rhodes,
Sting,
Ric Flair,
Arn Anderson,
Tully Blanchard,
Doom,
Demolition,
The Nasty Boys,
The Natural Disasters,
Money Inc,
Nation of Domination,
New Age Outlaws,
The Godwinns,
Disciples of Apocalypse

Status

Deceased