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The wrestling world says goodbye to Road World Animal

Joseph “Road Warrior Animal” Lauraniatis was an all-time great with an iconic gimmick. He impressed his contemporaries and influenced future generations. All accounts paint the 60 year old, whose death we learned of earlier today (Sept. 23), as a good person who treated his fellow wrestlers and fans with warmth & respect.

No surprise then that tributes and farewells have flooded social media all day.

Here are a few:

So sad to lose another dear friend. It was only last December in Anchorage that I got to see “Animal” Joe Laurinaitis of...

Posted by Bret Hart on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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