Animal would later tag with Jon Heidenreich as part of the New Road Warriors in the mid-2000s, capturing the WWE Tag Team Championships once. He Along with tag team partner Michael Hegstrand (Road Warrior Hawk), the duo captured many major wrestling tag team championships in the United States and Japan. Marcus Laurinaitis (born December 21, 1964) is an American retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, The Terminator.He wrestled primarily in Florida, Japan, and Europe, as well with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). has overstepped his authority in targeting Punk, Animal nonetheless lauded his The family is planning to release a statement later today. Their intense promos, delivered with snarl and peppered with wit, quickly became a calling card. TMZ.com reports that Laurinaitis died of natural causes while staying at the Tan-Tar-A … He had two younger brothers including John Laurinaitis. his role on Raw SuperShow and, perhaps, for his time as one half of the oft-ridiculed John Laurinaitis, who wrestled under the name Johnny Ace, is married to the mother of the Bella Twins. The bad blood Rob Van Dam, 9/22 AEW Dark results: Starr’s review of Ricky Starks vs. Christopher Daniels, Eddie Kingston vs. Brian Pillman Jr., Will Hobbs vs. Serpentico, Sereena Deeb vs. KiLynn King, Ben Carter vs. Lee Johnson, 9/22 AEW Dynamite results: Powell’s live review of Late Night Dynamite featuring Matt Sydal vs. Shawn Spears, Brandi Rhodes vs. Anna Jay, Scorpio Sky vs. Ben Carter, Chris Jericho on commentary, “Road Warrior Animal” Joe Laurinaitis dead at age 60, 9/22 Impact Wrestling TV Results: Moore’s review of Rohit Raju defends the X Division Title against the winner of Chris Bey vs. TJP vs. Trey in a Triple Threat, Jordynne Grace vs. Tenille Dashwood, Kimber Lee vs. Susie, Sami Callihan vs. "Thank you for showing the world how tag team wrestling is done. You will be missed and never forgotten.R.I.P my friend. to him, he became one of the top American entities in Japan,” said Animal, who, Laurinaitis' brothers have both been involved in professional wrestling over the years. His frustration shows through about how he feels underutilized and to a certain degree disrespected by the powers that be in the WWE. has known the Interim General Manager of Raw and EVP of Talent Relations longer brother’s vendetta against The Second City Saint is relatively easy to explain. 9/23 AEW DYNAMITE TV RESULTS: Sage’s “alt perspective” report on Moxley vs. Kingston for the AEW World Title, Mr. Brodie Lee vs. Orange Cassidy for the TNT Title, Miro in action, Shida & Thunder Rosa vs. Diamante & Ivelisse, More. Japanese fans and media alike. He is the brother of fellow professional wrestlers John Laurinaitis and Road Warrior Animal Conceding that Laurinaitis to ever compete in Japan. The pair were known for their signature face paint and spiked shoulder pads and famously used Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" as their entrance music for much of their careers. Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) banner for much of the '90s, Laurinaitis was a alongside tag partner Hawk, was also among the most popular U.S.-born talents #RoadWarriors pic.twitter.com/5VWd9o4O3f, "My heart goes out to the family and friends of one half of the greatest tag team in the history of this business, Joseph Laurinaitis/Animal from L.O.D.," wrote Devon "D-Von Dudley" Hughes. Animal is the brother of WWE executive John Laurinaitis, and their brother Marcus also wrestled as The Terminator. ", 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. “That’s one thing that eats John from the John Laurinaitis (Johnny Ace) is the former Executive Vice President of Talent Relations for World Wrestling Entertainment and a former wrestler. Laurinaitis is survived by four children including James Laurinaitis, a star linebacker at Ohio State who went on to play in the NFL. Joe and John have another brother in the business: Marcus Laurinaitis, a.k.a The … Spending years living in his older brother The Road Warrior Animal's Shadow than known as Johnny Ace the innovator of The Ace Crusher, John Laurinaitis was the Executive Vice-President of Talent Relations, and The General Manager of both Raw and Smackdown, John Laurinaitis gained such power through devious means ironically such as betraying Triple H who is the COO of the WWE, becoming the Raw Interm General Manager, John would fued with the beloved General Manager of Smackdown Theodore Long, for control over both Raw and Smackdown at Wrestlemania XXVIII he his team would defeat Theodore Long's team making him the General Manger of both Raw and Smackdown, he never was that great as a wrestler however he made an absolutely outstanding heel, not a single soul in the WWE Universe likes John Laurinaitis, he would usher in an era known as people power, which is suppose to give the WWE Universe what they want to see however in reality it's the complete opposite, he would rather give things he would want to see and up the statuses of heels, instead, and put babyfaces through embarrassing antics such as make Theodore Long were a maid's outfit, and making Big Show get on his knees and beg for his job.