Road Warrior Animal



Height: 6'1"

Weight: 285 lbs

Real Name: Joseph Laurenaitis

DOB: 9/12/1960

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Other Names: Joe Lauren, Road Warrior Animal(NWA/WCW), Animal(WWF/WWE), The Road Warrior(WWE)

Wrestler Since: 1982

Finishing Maneuver: Doomsday Device/Human Sacrifice

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #258(1999), #82(1998), #135(1997), #224(1996), #24(1992), #18(1991)

Official Website: http://www.roadwarriorsinc.com/

Other Related Websites:
The Road Warriors - Rollercoaster Bio
The Legion of Doom 2005 - Rollercoaster Bio
Animal - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Animal - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (63 - 36, 2 DCOs, 4 DDQs)
- NWA World Tag-Team Title Tournament (January 8, '84) = The Road Warriors (Animal & Hawk) fought to a Double Disqualification with Buzz Sawyer & Wahoo McDaniel. Don Kernodle & Bob Orton Jr won the tournament.
- NWA/AWA Star Wars (February 24, '85) = The Road Warriors stayed the AWA Tag Champions, beating Jerry Lawler & Baron von Raschke. Later in the night, the Road Warriors competed in a "Tag-Team Battle Royal", which was won by Sgt. Slaughter.
- AWA StarCage '85 (April 21) = The Road Warriors won, via DQ, over Larry & Curt Hennig.
- NWA Great American Bash '85 (July 6) = The Road Warriors, as the AWA Tag Champs, fought to a Double Disqualification with the NWA Tag Champions, Krusher Khruschev & Ivan Koloff.
- NWA/AWA Star Wars (August 16, '85) = The Road Warriors & Paul Ellering won, via DQ, over the Freebirds.
- AWA SuperClash (September 28, '85) = The Road Warriors kept the AWA Tag Titles, winning, via DQ, over the Freebirds.
- NWA/AWA Star Wars (December 29, '85) = The Road Warriors beat Ivan Koloff & Krusher Khruschev.
- NWA World Television Title Tournament (January 4, '86) = Animal and Black Bart fought to a Double Countout. Arn Anderson won the tournament.
- NWA/AWA Star Wars (February 24, '86) = The Road Warriors & Dusty Rhodes took down Baron Von Raschke, Ivan & Nikita Koloff.
- NWA 1st Annual Jim Crockett, Sr., Memorial Tag-Team Tournament Cup (April 19, '86) = The Road Warriors defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood, Bobby Eaton & Dennis Condrey, and Ronnie Garvin & Magnum T.A. to win the tournament.
- AWA WrestleRock (April 20, '86) = The Road Warriors won a "Steel Cage" Match over the Freebirds.
- AWA/NWA Rage In A Cage (April 28, '86) = The Road Warriors won a "Steel Cage" Match over Ivan & Nikita Koloff.
- NWA Great American Bash '86 (July 5) = The Road Warriors won a "Russian Chain" Match over Ivan & Nikita Koloff.
- NWA Great American Bash '86 (July 26) = The Road Warriors & Baby Doll won a "Steel Cage" Match over Jim Cornette & the Midnight Express.
- NWA Starrcade '86 (November 27) = The Road Warriors won a "Scaffold" Match over the Midnight Express.
- NWA 2nd Annual Jim Crockett, Sr, Memorial Tag-Team Tournament Cup (April 10-11, '87) = The Road Warriors took down Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway Jr, then fell to Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane. Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff won the tournament.
- NWA Great American Bash '87 (July 4) = The Road Warriors, Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff & Paul Ellering won a "Wargames" match over Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard & J.J. Dillon.
- NWA Great American Bash '87 (July 18) = Animal defeated Arn Anderson.
- NWA Great American Bash '87 (July 31) = The Road Warriors, Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff & Paul Ellering won a "Wargames" Match over Ric Flair, Lex Luger, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard & War Machine.
- NWA Starrcade '87 (November 26) = The Road Warriors lost, via DQ, to the NWA Tag Champs, Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard.
- NWA Bunkhouse Stampede (January 24, '88) = Animal competed in a "Steel Cage Bunkhouse Stampede", which was won by Dusty Rhodes.
- NWA Clash of the Champions I (March 28, '88) = The Road Warriors & Dusty Rhodes won a "Barbed Wire" Match over Ivan Koloff & the Powers of Pain.
- NWA 3rd Annual Jim Crockett, Sr, Memorial Tag-Team Tournament Cup (April 22-23, '88) = The Road Warriors won over Shaska Whatley & Tiger Conway, Jr, then lost to the Powers of Pain. Lex Luger & Sting won the tournament.
- NWA Great American Bash '88 (July 10) = The Road Warriors, Steve Williams, Ronnie & Jimmie Garvin won a "Tower Of Doom" Match over Kevin Sullivan, Mike Rotunda, Al Perez, Ivan Koloff & the Russian Assassin.
- NWA Clash of the Champions IV (December 7, '88) = Animal won, via DQ, over Dusty Rhodes. The victory allowed the Road Warriors to choose a new partner for the NWA 6-Man Tag-Team Titles.
- NWA Starrcade '88 (December 26) = The Road Warriors lost, via DQ, to Dusty Rhodes & Sting. They kept the NWA Tag Titles.
- NWA Clash of the Champions V (February 15, '89) = The Road Warriors & Genichiro Tenryu stayed the NWA 6-Man Tag-Team Champions, fighting to a Double Disqualification with Mike Rotunda, Kevin Sullivan & Steve Williams.
- NWA Chi-Town Rumble (February 20, '89) = The Road Warriors retained the NWA Tag belts, beating Steve Williams & Kevin Sullivan.
- NWA Clash of the Champions VI (April 2, '89) = The Road Warriors lost the NWA Tag Titles to Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams.
- NWA WrestleWar '89 (May 7) = The Road Warriors won, via DQ, over the NWA Tag Champs, Mike Rotunda & Steve Williams. Nikita Koloff was the special referee.
- NWA World Tag-Team Title Tournament (May/June '89) = The Road Warriors lost in the first round to the Fabulous Freebirds.
- NWA Great American Bash '89 (July 23) = The Road Warriors, the Midnight Express & Steve Williams won a "Wargames" Match over the Fabulous Freebirds & the Samoan Swat Team.
- NWA Clash of the Champions VIII (September 12, '89) = The Road Warriors defeated the Samoan Swat Team.
- NWA Halloween Havoc '89 (October 28) = The Road Warriors won, via DQ, over the Skyscrapers.
- NWA Clash of the Champions IX (November 15, '89) = The Road Warriors lost, via DQ, to the Fabulous Freebirds.
- NWA Starrcade '89 (December 13) = The Road Warriors won, via Countout, over Doom. They then lost to the Steiner Brothers, then beat Samoan Savage & Fatu to win the Iron Team Tournament.
- NWA Clash of the Champions X (February 6, '90) = The Road Warriors lost, via DQ, to the Skyscrapers.
- NWA WrestleWar '90 (February 25) = The Road Warriors won a "Chicago Street Fight" over the Skyscrapers.
- NWA Capital Combat (May 19, '90) = The Road Warriors & Norman defeated Kevin Sullivan, Cactus Jack & Bam Bam Bigelow.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #28 (September 18, '90) = The Legion of Doom (Animal & Hawk) & the Ultimate Warrior won over Demolition.
- WWF Survivor Series '90 = The Legion of Doom, the Ultimate Warrior & the Texas Tornado fought in an "Elimination" Match with Mr. Perfect & Demolition. The LOD were DQ'ed. The Ultimate Warrior was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '91 = Animal competed in the Rumble, which was won by Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Main Event V (January 28, '91) = The Legion of Doom took down the Orient Express.
- WWF Wrestlemania VII ('91) = The Legion of Doom easily defeated Power & Glory.
- WWF Summerslam '91 = The Legion of Doom won the WWF Tag Titles from the Nasty Boys.
- WWF At Royal Albert Hall (October '91) = The Legion of Doom retained the Tag straps, beating Power & Glory. Later in the night, Hawk competed in a Battle Royal, which was won by Davey Boy Smith.
- WWF Survivor Series '91 = The Legion of Doom & the Big Boss Man fought in an "Elimination" Match against Irwin R. Schyster & the Natural Disasters. The LOD were the 'survivors'.
- WWF Royal Rumble '92 = The Legion of Doom lost, via Countout, to the Natural Disasters. They retained the WWF Tag Titles.
- WWF UK Rampage '92 (April) = The Legion of Doom won over Col. Mustafa & Dino Bravo.
- WWF Summerslam '92 = The Legion of Doom defeated Money Inc.
- WCW Superbrawl VI (February 11, '96) = In a dark match, the Road Warriors beat Dick Slater & Bunkhouse Buck.
- WCW Uncensored '96 (March 24) = The Road Warriors lost a "Chicago Street Fight" to Booker T & Sting.
- WCW Slamboree '96 = Animal & Booker T fought to a Double Countout with Hawk & Lex Luger.
- WWF Wrestlemania XIII ('97) = The Legion of Doom & Ahmed Johnson won a "Chicago Street Fight" over Savio Vega, Faarooq & Crush.
- WWF Taker's Revenge (April '97) = The Legion of Doom won, via DQ, over the WWF Tag Champs, Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith.
- WWF Cold Day In Hell (May '97) = In a dark match, the Legion of Doom won again, via DQ, over Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith, who again kept the Tag-Team Titles.
- WWF King of the Ring '97 = The Legion of Doom & Psycho Sid were beaten by Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith & Jim Neidhart.
- WWF Raw Tag-Team Tournament (June/July '97) = The Legion of Doom defeated the Godwinns, then fell to D'Lo Brown & Faarooq. Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith won the tournament.
- WWF Canadian Stampede (July '97) = The Legion of Doom, Steve Austin, Ken Shamrock & Goldust lost to Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, Owen Hart, Davey Boy Smith & Brian Pillman.
- WWF Summerslam '97 = The Legion of Doom took down the Godwinns.
- Ground Zero (September '97) = The Legion of Doom lost a "Fatal Fourway" Match to the Headbangers, who won the vacant WWF Tag Titles. Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith and the Godwinns were the other participants.
- WWF One Night Only (September '97) = The Legion of Doom again beat the Godwinns.
- WWF Badd Blood (October '97) = The Legion of Doom lost a "Handicap" Match to D'Lo Brown, Rocky Maivia & Kama Mustafa.
- WWF Survivor Series '97 = The Legion of Doom, Ken Shamrock & Ahmed Johnson competed in an "Elimination" Match against Rocky Maivia, Faarooq, D'Lo Brown & Kama. Hawk was pinned by Maivia. Shamrock was the sole 'survivor'.
- WWF D-Generation X (December '97) = The Legion of Doom lost, via DQ, to the WWF Tag-Team Champions, the New Age Outlaws.
- WWF Royal Rumble '98 = The Legion of Doom won, via Countout, over the WWF Tag Champs, the New Age Outlaws.
- WWF Mayhem In Manchester (April 4, '98) = The Legion of Doom 2000 (Animal & Hawk) won, via DQ, over the New Age Outlaws, who kept the WWF Tag Titles.
- WWF Unforgiven '98 (April) = The Legion of Doom 2000 were beaten by the Tag-Team Champions, the New Age Outlaws.
- WWF Wrestlemania XIV ('98) = The Legion of Doom 2000 won a "Tag-Team Battle Royal".
- WWF Fully Loaded '98 = LOD 2000 fell to Skull & Eight Ball.
- WWF Over The Edge '98 (May) = LOD 2000 beat Skull & Eight Ball.
- WWF Summerslam '98 = In a dark match, LOD 2000 were beaten by Too Much.
- WWF Judgment Day '98 (October) = LOD 2000 & Darren Drozdov defeated DOA & Paul Ellering.
- WWF Survivor Series '98 = In a dark march, Animal & Darren Drozdov fell to Scorpio & Bob Holly.
- WWF Capital Carnage (December '98) = Animal & Darren Drozdov were beaten by the Headbangers.
- WWF Wrestlemania XV ('99) = In a dark match, the Legion of Doom competed in a Battle Royal, which was won by D'Lo Brown & Test.
- WCW Sin (January 14, '01) = Animal (as the "Mystery Man") lost to WCW World Champion Scott Steiner in a "Four Corners" Match. Sid Vicious & Jeff Jarrett were the other participants.
- JCW Dennis Coraluzzo Memorial Show (September 9, '01) = The Road Warriors defeated the Moondogs 2000.
- UPW Santa Anna Show (October 17, '01) = The Road Warriors beat Justin Sane & the Hardcore Kidd.
- Alaska Superslam (October 22, '01) = Animal & Jim Duggan took down Julio Dinero & Chris Hamrick.
- GCW Astoria Show (July 27, '02) = The Road Warriors defeated King Kong Bundy & Hercules Hernandez.
- MEP Canton Show (September 28, '02) = The Road Warriors & Dusty Rhodes defeated Jerry Lawler, Pumper & Spellbinder.
- AJPW Real World Tag League 2002 (November/December) = Animal & Keiji Mutoh competed in the league, which was won by Taiyo Kea & Satoshi Kojima.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 6, '02) = Animal & Keiji Mutoh fell to Genichiro Tenryu & John Tenta.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #27, January 15, '03) = The Road Warriors, Dusty Rhodes & Jeff Jarrett fell to Christopher Daniels, Low-Ki, Elix Skipper & Vince Russo.
- LAW Norfolk Show (January 24, '03) = Road Warrior Animal & Agent Max defeated UNOD.
- WJ Magma-01 (March 1, '03) = The Road Warriors won the IPW Tag-Team Titles, beating the Shane Brothers.
- BTW Newark Show (March 8, '03) = The Road Warriors beat the Ballard Twins.
- TWWA Fountain Springs Show (April 11, '03) = The Road Warriors defeated Mark Mest & Max Crimson.
- Mid-South Memphis Slam Jam (April 23, '04) = Animal & Jerry Lawler fought to a Double Disqualification with Money Mike & Bain.
- WWE Great American Bash '05 (July 24) = Animal & Heidenreich won the WWE Smackdown World Tag Titles from M-N-M.
- WWE No Mercy '05 (October 9) = Animal, Heidenreich, & Christy Hemme defeated M-N-M & Melina.
- WWE Royal Rumble '06 (January 29) = Animal competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Rey Mysterio.
- WWE Wrestlemania 22 (April 2, '06) = In a dark match, the Road Warrior competed in a "Battle Royal", which was won by Viscera.
- TNA Slammiversary '07 (June 17) = Road Warrior Animal (substituting for an injured Scott Steiner) & Rick Steiner lost to the TNA World Tag-Team Champions, Team 3-D.
- Toryumon Mexico Dragon Mania III (May 11, '08) = Road Warrior Animal & Kensuke Sasaki won the vacated UWA Tag-Team Titles, beating Damian 666 & Damian el Terrible.
- WWE WrestleMania XXVII (April 3, '11) = The Road Warriors were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Title Summary:
- NWA National Tag-Team Champion w/ Hawk (6/11/1983 - 12/27/1983)
- NWA National Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Hawk (1/28/1984 - 5/06/1984)
- NWA National Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Hawk (5/20/1984 - 7/04/1984)
- AWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Hawk (8/25/1984 - 9/29/1985)
- NWA World 6-Man Tag-Team Champion w/ Hawk & Dusty Rhodes (5/17/1986 - 2/12/1988)
- NWA International Tag-Team Champion w/ Hawk (3/12/1987 - 6/10/1988)
- NWA World 6-Man Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Hawk & Dusty Rhodes (7/09/1988 - 12/07/1988)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Hawk (10/29/1988 - 4/02/1989)
- NWA World 6-Man Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Hawk & Genichiro Tenryu (12/07/1988 - 1989)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Hawk (8/26/1991 - 2/07/1992)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Hawk (10/07/1997 - 11/24/1997)
- IPW Tag-Team Champion w/ Hawk (3/01/2003 - 2003)
- WWE Smackdown World Tag-Team Champion w/ Heidenreich (7/24/2005 - 10/25/2005)
- UWA Tag-Team Champion w/ Kensuke Sasaki (5/11/2008 - 2008)

PWI Achievement Awards: (7 wins, 4 1st RUs, 6 2nd RUs, 2 3rd RUs)
- 1983 Tag-Team of the Year (Road Warriors)
- 1984 Tag-Team of the Year (Road Warriors)
- 1985 Match of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Road Warriors vs. Ivan & Nikita Koloff)
- 1985 Tag-Team of the Year (Road Warriors)
- 1986 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Road Warriors vs. Ronnie Garvin & Magnum T.A.)
- 1986 Tag-Team of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Road Warriors)
- 1987 Feud of the Year (Road Warriors & Superpowers vs. Four Horsemen)
- 1987 Match of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (War Games: The Match Beyond)
- 1987 Tag-Team of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Road Warriors)
- 1988 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1988 Tag-Team of the Year (Road Warriors)
- 1989 Tag-Team of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Road Warriors)
- 1990 Tag-Team of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Legion of Doom)
- 1991 Tag-Team of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Road Warriors)
- 1996 Comeback of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1996 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame Inductee
- 1997 Tag-Team of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Road Warriors)
- 2005 Tag-Team of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Legion of Doom '05)
- 2005 Comeback of the Year