Michael James Hegstrand [1958 - 2003]
"What a rush!"
Working as a bouncer in the Twin Cities, Hawk was "discovered" by wrestling trainer Eddie Sharkey. Sharkey agreed to train Hawk as well as his best friend Animal, Barry Darsow, and Richard Rood (Rick Rude). Making his wrestling debut as a singles wrestler, "Crusher von Haig", Hawk would soon be paired with Hawk to form the tag team known as the Road Warriors. The Road Warriors were one of the most dominant tag teams in professional wrestling history; they captured tag team gold in every major professional wrestling promotion. Hawk battled the demons of drug addiction and alcoholism for many years and appeared to have conquered them by 2003. Sadly, he would die of a heart attack on October 19, 2003.
To the one who complained about using one sentence about the Road warriors. What can be said about the greatest tag team in the world that hasn't already been said.
I liked the road worriers but animal was the best of the two RIP HAWK
what a rush rip
there will never be another "HAWK"
One of the greatest of all-time. Had all the charisma, timing, strength & skills to be the best in the business. I even liked it when he and Animal beat my uncles The Lumberjacks for the International Tag Team titles.
I still love you guys.
ROAD WARRIORS WERE AND ALWAYS BE THE #1 GREATEST WRESTLING TEAM IN HISTORY OF GRAPPLING THE ONLY WAY THEY WERE EVER BEATEN WAS WAS I THEY WERE CHEATED OR FINALLY AGE RIP HAWK YOU FLYIN HIGH NOW BROTHER WOOOOOOOOOO WHAT A RUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSH
In October 2003 he was found dead by his wife in their Florida home of an apparent heart attack...
How did he die?
The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously composed of Michael "Hawk" Hegstrand and Joseph "Animal" Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. They performed under the name "Road Warriors" in the American Wrestling Association, the National Wrestling Alliance, and World Championship Wrestling, and the name Legion of Doom (L.O.D. for short) in the World Wrestling Federation. Under either name, their gimmick was the same - two imposing musclebound wrestlers in face paint. Generally recognized as one of the greatest tag team in professional wrestling history, the pair is well known as innovators, popularizing the use of face paint, using their massive physiques and power moves to win over audiences, and introducing a tandem maneuver known as the Doomsday Device. Both men used the move as a team finisher throughout their careers, even when teaming with other partners.
This team was one of the top Tag Teams around the wrestling world!!!!
where the hell are the spiked shoulder pads?!