WWE Legends and Superstars remember Road Warrior Animal
The WWE Universe was saddened to learn of the passing of Road Warrior Animal, and a number of WWE Legends and Superstars have paid their respects to the WWE Hall of Famer on social media.
Triple H reflected on the infectious energy of The Road Warriors and their incredible ability to energize generations of WWE fans.
The Road Warriors were a team who personified excitement, physicality, and the undeniable ability to energize the crowd. @StephMcMahon and I join the Superstars, legends, and our @WWE fans in offering our condolences to the Joe Laurinaitis’ family at this difficult time. https://t.co/pDu4BH77uY— Triple H (@TripleH) September 23, 2020
A pair of WWE Legends looked back on the career of the iconic Road Warrior Animal, as Ric Flair shared his thoughts on his friend’s Hall of Fame career, while Hulk Hogan expressed love and sympathies for Joe Laurinaitis and his family.
I Am More Than Saddened To Hear Of The Loss Of My Good Friend And GREAT Opponent Joe Laurinaitis Of The Legendary Road Warriors. They Were Iconic! The Road Warriors And The Four Horsemen Drew More Money And Had More Fun And Entertained Fans Worldwide At The Highest Level. RIP 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/eiZ2udqGNm— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) September 23, 2020
RIP Animal,love you my brother, I know you and Hawk have a lot of unfinished business to take care of! God speed and blessings to your beautiful family,one love4Life. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) September 23, 2020
D-Von & Bubba Ray Dudley remembered the impact The Road Warriors had on shaping WWE’s tag team division and blazing the path for their own careers.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of 1 1/2 of the greatest tagteam in the history of this business, Joseph Laurinaitis/animal from LOD. Thank you for showing the world how tag team wrestling is done. You will be missed and never forgotten.R.I.P my friend. #RoadWarriors pic.twitter.com/5VWd9o4O3f— D-von Dudley HOF (@TestifyDVon) September 23, 2020
I’ve often been asked ...— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) September 23, 2020
“Who is the greatest Tag Team of All Time?”
The answer has always been the same.
Rest in Power brother. 💪🏽
My sincere condolences to family, friends and fans of Animal all around the world. #RIPAnimal pic.twitter.com/hQ2Av7xw1X
More memories have continued to pour in from JBL, Kane, Natalya and others, as the WWE Universe recognizes the incredible career of Road Warrior Animal.
The greatest tag team of all time was the Road Warriors. Often imitated, never duplicated. Loved both of them as friends and idolized both as the GOATs. RIP Animal-love you my brother, my condolences to everyone affected by this tragic loss. pic.twitter.com/pf2DshCSnB— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) September 23, 2020
The Road Warriors were one of my favorite tag-teams, destroying theirs opponents with overwhelming strength and power. RIP, Animal. https://t.co/Se4ZVDo6rt— Kane (@KaneWWE) September 23, 2020
I’m thinking of Road Warrior Animal Joe Laurinaitis and his entire family right now- very sad to hear this news today. https://t.co/Gz7lzLBr2M— Nattie (@NatbyNature) September 23, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Laurinaitis family. I always enjoyed my time with Joe. https://t.co/a3QJlrSM51— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) September 23, 2020
Nooo this is so sad. My whole family were big fans of Animal! I remember my dad dressing like him back in the day and I thought it was the coolest wrestling gear ever growing up! Sending so much love to his family ❤️ https://t.co/rQM0nerhlr— SARAYA (@RealPaigeWWE) September 23, 2020