Joe Laurinaitis- Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Wife, Height, Net Worth, Career

Joe Laurie Naitis is an American professional wrestler. Also, Joe Laurinaitis is better known as a road warrior animal or simply an animal. As a member of the tag team The Road Warriors/The Legion of Doom, he has participated in various wrestling promotions including WWF, WCW, NWA, AWA and more.

Quick Facts

full name: Joe Laurie Naitis
date of birth: September 12, 1960
age: 61 years old
Horoscope: Virgo
Lucky number: 10
Lucky Stone: sapphire
Lucky Color: green
Best Marriage Match: Taurus, Capricornus
Date of death: September 22, 2020
gender: male
Profession: wrestler
nation: U.S.
high: 6ft 1in (1.85m)
marital status: divorce
divorce Julie Laurie Naitis
net worth $3 million
eye color Brown
hair color bald
place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Country of Citizenship American
religion Christianity
educate Irondale High School
Father Joseph Anthony Lauri Naitis
Mother Lorna Ann Laurinettes
brothers and sisters John, Marcus
children james and jessica

Joe Laurie Naitis Biography

Joseph Michael Lauri NaitisBorn September 12, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He was 61 when he died and was a U.S. citizen. Furthermore, he is a Christian and his zodiac sign is unknown. He (mother) was raised by Joseph Anthony Laurinaitis (father) and Lorna Ann Laurinaitis (mother).

In addition, he has two brothers named John and Marcus. His brother John is a former WWE wrestler and former executive vice president of talent relations. His other brother is a former wrestler known by the boxing moniker “The Terminator”.

Joe Laurinaitis Education

As for his educational background, he attended Irondale High School. Other than that, there is no other information about his educational background.

Joe Laurinaitis Height Weight

Joe Laurie Naitis He is 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs about 129 kg. In addition, his eyes are brown and bald, and there is no other information about his body measurements.

Joe Laurie Naitis
Joe Laurinaitis and his tag team partners (Source: Pinterest)

Joe Laurie Naitis dies

Joe Laurie Naitis Passed away on September 22, 2020 of natural causes. Ten days ago, he just celebrated his 60th birthday. He died in Osage Beach, Missouri, at the age of 60.


Due to his large physique, he worked as a bodyguard at Grandma B’s house in the Twin Cities early in his career. Meanwhile, he met wrestling coach Eddie Sharkey. Joe made his professional wrestling debut in November 1982. With motorcycle gimmicks, he made his debut as The Road Warrior. Joe and Mike formed The Road Warriors with the assistance of Paul Ellering. Joe’s nickname is Animal, while Hegerstrand’s nickname is Eagle.

After shaving their hair into a Mohawk, the pair began wearing studded dog collars, spiked shoulder pads and face painting. The team was hit immediately. The team has won the NWA National Tag Team Championship four times. Their teams have won more championships in larger promotions such as WWE in the United States and All Japan Professional Wrestling in Japan.

The Road Warriors compete in the AWA and the National Wrestling League (NWA). They later signed a lucrative deal with the NWA and left the AWA. The team won the inaugural Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Doubles Tournament. During their initial tenure at NWA, they helped promote WarGames competitions, Scaffold competitions, and their signature Chicago street fights. In 1988, a road warrior’s altercation with a painful force resulted in an animal’s eye damage. (Kay Fabe). The two teams were supposed to play a game. On the other hand, NWA is left behind by the force of pain.

The Road Warriors won the NWA World Tag Team Championship in 1988. The Road Warriors left the NWA in 1990 due to a disagreement with Jim Hurd. The team signed a contract with WWF in 1990. Their name is Legion of Doom. When the duo first entered WWF, they had an unforgettable feud with the road warrior clones. The Legion of Doom won the WWF Tag Team Championship in 1991. After losing the belt, they left the WWF. They ended up back at WWF, accompanied by a wooden oral technician named “Rocco” they despised.

Hawke resigned from WWF after SummerSlam in 1992. Joe was alone for the first time in nine years. Also, he fights alone until his WWF contract expires. He withdrew from wrestling in September 1992 due to legitimate back problems. In 1993, he played several non-wrestling matches at WCW. He also appeared in Battle of Champions XXIV. In September 1993, he served as a consultant to the Sting team at Fall Brawl. He avoided the ring by purchasing a Lloyd’s of London policy. After fully recovering from his back injury, he rejoined Hawk and signed a contract with WCW.

In 1996, the Road Warriors fought alongside the Steiner Brothers. The Road Warriors never won a championship and were released from WCW in June 1996. They returned to WWF in 1997, taking part in Stone Cold Steve Austin’s feud with the Hart Foundation. When the Legion of Doom defeated The Godwinns in October 1997, they became Tag Team Champions for the second time. They were deposed by the newly formed New Age Outlaws in November 1997. After a few failed challenges, LOD rebooted in the form of Legion of Doom 2000.

In 1998, Legion of Doom began their most controversial plot line, which was based on Hegstrand’s real-life drug and alcohol addiction. While Hawk was dealing with personal issues, the team gained a third member, Puke. They finally decided to leave WWF. Although their partnership never officially ended, the animal began to show up alone. In 1999, the Road Warriors participated in the AJPW Giant Baba Memorial Show.

The Road Warriors competed for the i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling in Australia in 2000, where they competed with The Public Enemy for the i-Generation Tag title. In 2000, Animal also teamed up with Alexander Otsuka to compete in Japan’s Battlearts competition as Animal Warrior. In January 2001, Animal returned to WCW as the “Executor” of The Magnificent Seven. His mission is to stop WCW World Champion Scott Steiner from defending his title. Magnificent disbanded shortly after the acquisition of WCW by Vince McMahon in March 2001. Animal’s contract is not selected. Animals reunited with Hawke on September 8, 2001 at the Jersey Championship wrestling match, defeating the Moondogs 2000 in Lodi, NJ.

In 2002, Animal returned to All Japan Pro Wrestling as Animal Warrior, teaming up with Keiji Muto. The Road Warriors were last seen at World Japan Pro Wrestling in 2003, where they got into a feud with the Shane Twins. The animal’s longtime companion, the eagle, passed away on October 19, 2003. He continued his single wrestling career. MNM was defeated by Animal and Heidenreich in the WWE Tag Team Championship.

Joe released his WWE contract in June 2006. On May 11, 2008, Animal and Power Warrior won the UWA Tag Championship by defeating Dami├ín 666 and El Terrible at Toryumon Mexico Dragonmania III in Mexico City, Mexico. Additionally, Animal announced his retirement from wrestling in 2008. In 2011, The Road Warriors: Animal and Hawk were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. In July 2012, he returned to WWE on SmackDown to celebrate Raw’s 1000th episode, defeating Heath Slater. He later appeared in episode 1000 of WWE Raw. Animal made a surprise visit to All In on September 1, 2018 to kick off the event.

Joe Laurinaitis Net Worth

Joe Laurie Naitis During his wrestling career, he won multiple titles as a tag team partner. However, he did not receive any major awards or recognition until his death.

He has done well as a wrestler for many wrestling companies. At the time of his death, his net worth was estimated at around $3 million.

Joe Laurinaitis Wife, Marriage

Joe Laurie Naitis Married to ex-wife Julie Laurinaitis, they have two children: son James and daughter Jessica. Laurinaitis, Kim Until his death, he kept his love life secret. Furthermore, until his death, he was not involved in any controversy or rumors.

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