10 Things You Didn't Know About Road Warrior Animal

Beating up Vince McMahon on nights out, ideas WWE rejected and more...


Tributes have been pouring in from all corners of the wrestling world for Road Warrior Animal since news spread that he'd sadly passed away aged just 60. Breaking news has confirmed that Animal died of natural causes.

He also appeared to be celebrating his wedding anniversary at the time of his death.

Wrestling fans and industry insiders alike have come together to share memories of the man's life and career. It was a remarkable one; Animal will forever be tied to tag-team partner Hawk as both The Road Warriors and WWE's Legion Of Doom. Both men became huge stars in the mid-1980s and were known for squashing hapless jobbers, wearing striking outfits and looking like they could beat up mountains.

This article is a celebration of his memory. It includes several stories about Animal that even some of his biggest supporters might never have heard. For example, did you know that he personally took it upon himself to help several young stars feel comfortable when it might've been easier to shun them? Or that Animal's career nearly ended before it got properly started?

Here are some things you might not know about the face-painted bad ass...


Lifelong wrestling, video game, music and sports obsessive who has been writing about his passions since childhood. Also a pro wrestling commentator and former manager with a love of sparkly jackets.