Animal

  • Born: 09/12/1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Birthname: Joseph Michael Laurinaitis
  • Height & Weight: 6'2", 305 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Road Warrior Hawk
  • WWE Tag Team Championship – with Heidenreich
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2011)
  • AWA World Tag Team Championship – with Road Warrior Hawk
  • NWA Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)

Joseph Laurinaitis is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Road Warrior Animal (or simply Animal). Along with Road Warrior Hawk, Animal was one-half of the tag team the Road Warriors/the Legion of Doom. Also a sporadic singles competitor, he headlined the 2001 WCW pay-per-view event Sin, in contention for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

Notable Feuds: w/ Hawk vs. The Four Horsemen, The Russian Team, The Powers Of Pain, The Varsity Club, The Samoan Swat Team, The Skyscrapers, Demolition, The Steiner Brothers, D.O.A.

Other Notable Achievements: NWA International Tag Team Championship – with Road Warrior Hawk, World Japan Tag Team Championship – with Road Warrior Hawk, NWA National Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Road Warrior Hawk, i-Generation Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Road Warrior Hawk, IPW Tag Team Championship  – with Road Warrior Hawk, IWS World Tag Team Championship – with Road Warrior Hawk

NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Road Warrior Hawk and Dusty Rhodes (2) and Road Warrior Hawk and Genichiro Tenryu (1), NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) – with Road Warrior Hawk, Iron Team Tournament (1989) – with Road Warrior Hawk, Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup (1986) – with Road Warrior Hawk, PCW Tag Team Championship – with Road Warrior Hawk, One Night Tag Team Tournament (1991) – with Hawk, UWA World Tag Team Championship – with Power Warrior