The Road Warriors

The Road Warriors

Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling

Book - 2011
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Delivering an inside account of one of wrestling's most famous fighters, this autobiography offers a rare chance to learn about Joe "Animal" Laurinaitis's life both inside and outside the ring. Revealing riveting stories about his participation in the 1980s and 1990s superstar wrestling team the Road Warriors, it recounts memorable fights with his partner Mike "Hawk" Hegstrand. He describes how he and Mike rose to become a revolutionary tag team--reinventing themselves with spiky accessories and wearing face paint before it was popular--and chronicles famous rivalries, movement between different wrestling associations, and dealing with Mike's longtime struggle with drugs and alcohol. He also invites fans into his personal life and discusses his family and newfound Christian faith. Featuring stories of incredible physical feats and deep-felt companionship, this testimony will help fans relive the glory days of a wrestling legacy.
Publisher: [St. Charles, Ill.] : Medallion Press, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781605421421
Branch Call Number: 796.812 L375r 2011
Characteristics: 368 p., [26] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wright, Andrew William


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Apr 24, 2019

I really enjoyed this book. The accounts of how the Road Warriors came to fruition all the way through their storied career, this book kept me on the edge of my seat the entire read. Anyone who was a wrestling fan in the 80's, and more particularly a fan of the Road Warriors, needs to read this book. The book goes beyond the ring and into the personal lives of Animal and Hawk.

Jun 27, 2012

boring. i like the road warriors but joe's book just bored me to tears


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