Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling HC (2011 Medallion Press) comic books
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By Joe "Animal" Laurinaitis and Andrew William Wright. Foreword by Precious Paul Ellering.
They snacked on danger, dined on death, and lived life on the edge. The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling is the captivating true story of The Legion of Doom: The Road Warriors, presented by Joe Animal Laurinaitis.
Alongside Mike Hawk Hegstrand, Laurinaitis stormed onto the wrestling scene. With a monstrous style and image like no other, the Road Warriors went on to become two of the most influential and celebrated wrestlers the world has ever known. In his first book ever, Laurinaitis shares his perspective of the dangers of being in the ring, the death of his lifelong friend and tag team partner Hawk, and the rush of leaving a legacy in tag team wrestling that is unmatched to this day. Joe takes readers behind the scenes of their most famous matches, including what it was like to be twenty feet in the air on the scaffold at Starrcade 86 as it nearly fell apart underneath, to legitimately injure J.J. Dillon during the first War Games at The Great American Bash in 1987, and to witness Hawk so inebriated while fighting in SummerSlam 92, it was miraculous he could even walk.
The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling is the story wrestling fans have been waiting for!
Hardcover, 368 pages, Text (with B&W Photos).
"...the Road Warriors are the most recognized name in the history of tag team wrestling, and more importantly, Animal and Hawk were great guys—just fantastic people." - "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
"The Road Warriors revolutionized the way we all looked at characters in our industry." - The American Dream Dusty Rhodes
"I think the Road Warriors, or LOD, was one of the greatest wrestling tag teams of all time...All I can do is shake my head and smile at the memory of a spiked up Joe saying, Tell em, Hawk! and Mike with that crazy mad look on his face, his tongue hanging out, barking out, Oh . . . what a rush! Both Joe and Mike were first-rate pros who were loved and respected by all who knew them." - Bret The Hitman Hart
"Joe and Mike werent polluted by politics, maintained the ethics of the business when it needed it most, and their convincing style made people proud to be wrestling fans. No one couldve done a better job." - Rowdy Roddy Piper
"The first time we saw them on TV, my brother (Stevie Ray) and I were like, Whoa! Hawk and Animal were way bigger than anyone else wed seen, and they were just killing everybody. And thats what people wanted to see..." - Booker T
"...theyll be remembered by historians of professional wrestling as one of the all-time great tag teams." - Jim J.R. Ross
"Animal and Hawk are unmatched by any other team in wrestling...The Road Warriors were...the most dominating force to ever come out." - The Russian Nightmare Nikita Koloff
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