Joe Laurinaitis (Animal) has penned a book along with Andrew William Wright, and together they have created a special tome dealing with the amazing career of one of the greatest, if not the greatest, tag teams of all-time. “Precious” Paul Ellering wrote a solid forward and the book starts off being very honest about a great moment in time -- 1991 Summer Slam at MSG.
Joe grew up playing street hockey which scored instant points with me right off the bat. Of course he admits to doing steroids, and he dishes about the older wrestling federation’s which is always funs for fans of the squared circle.
His blow up with Ole Anderson was gutsy, Roddy Piper was a total jerk to him and Mike Rotunda’s harrowing injury just makes me cringe, and most guys will cringe when they read it, trust me.
This book doesn’t mince words. I loved to watch The Road Warriors on TBS in the early days of cable. Before then I could only read about them in wrestling mags because they never seemed to come to New York because that was WWF territory.
The story about King Kong Bundy was a classic and I get to see him because he’s a neighbor of mine, so I might chat with him about it now! The Wahoo McDaniel mention was great as well since I am a New York Jets fan.
Jerry Lawler really helped the guys early on and reading about Hawk was very bittersweet since he is deceased and so are others that are mentioned in the book.
They made big money and they earned it! The stories about Vince are exactly what you would expect and worse! Some of the greatest wrestlers of all-time have some short stories in the back and they are terrific.
His kids are great athletes and Joe is a family man, who would have thought that. James is a linebacker for the St. Louis Rams!
Medallion has a hit on their hands and this is a great read.
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The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling (See all Wrestling Books)
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