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The wrestling world reacts to the passing of Road Warrior Animal

Road Warrior Animal, real name Joseph Laurinaitis, has passed away at the age of 60 of natural causes.

News broke of Animal’s passing on Wednesday. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

He is best known for being one half of The Road Warriors/The Legion of Doom with Road Warrior Hawk, who passed away in 2003. The team and their manager Paul Ellering were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.

Animal and Hawk worked for various promotions through their careers in pro wrestling and are widely regarded as the most successful tag team in the history of the business. They worked WWE, WCW, Jim Crockett Promotions, and more where they held multiple championships.

You can see the reactions from various wrestlers and promotions here:

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