Kevin Eck welcomes Angelina Love as his guest this week on the “ROH Strong” podcast.
Angelina Love talked about the bond she had with Road Warrior Animal: “Joe never stopped working. I had seen him at numerous appearances like conventions and comic cons. I think the first time I met him was in 2008 at the NWA Legends FanFest. I’m currently in St. Louis. He had moved here because his son played for the Rams when they were here. He has a daughter and grandchildren who live in this area. They actually live 25 minutes away. Kim, his wife, was in the same situation as me. She came here for Joe. I came here for my ex. We are both not from here. We don’t love it here. We were able to bond and sometimes I would work for Ring of Honor and do shows and I needed help caring for my son. Kim said she would help me. What I found to be really amazing is young children and animals, they know a certain vibe and energy that we as adults don’t have that heightened sense of awareness to see or feel. That was so immediately obvious to me how David (Angelina’s son) took to Kim and Joe. It was an immediate sense of family. It was an immediate sense of grandparents. The second David met Joe he felt his energy and was playing with him. He was like a human jungle gym. He was calling him Joey. Kim and Joe thought that was the funniest thing because nobody ever called Joe, Joey. It means so much for them to give my son and I the family here that we don’t have. They took such good care of him.”
Love also talked about her years in WWE developmental and TNA, winning the Knockouts Championship in a match where she was legitimately knocked out, her ROH debut in 2004 and returning 15 years later at Madison Square Garden. She also talked about working with Mandy Leon, her feud with Quinn McKay and much more.
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Words cannot describe how sad I am that Joe has passed. I watched him on TV as a kid and to get to know him personally as I’ve grown up in this business has been more amazing then I can tell you. Vibes and energy are everything and Joe was such a warm and loving person…..You could sense it right away. I’ve done numerous signings and appearances that’s he’s also been at and I’ve always seen him not only sign autographs and take pics with his fans but he would spend time talking to them. He would listen to stories and get to know each and every one of them. I really got to understand how wonderful Joe was when my son David immediately took to him. Joe and his wife Kim are the kind of people who become family as soon as you meet them. Being in the STL area with no family around, Joe and Kim gave David and I a beautiful and loving sense of family. David LOVED Joe. He loved wrestling with him, laughing with him and following him everywhere he went. It was like a third set of grandparents for David. I’ll forever be grateful that they would happily hang out with David and give him some of the best care in the world. Kids know good people. David knew Joe was special. I’m so sad they can’t play anymore. Thank you for everything you’ve given all of us Joe. We’ll miss you ❤️