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Encyclopedia > Road Warrior Hawk
Michael Hegstrand Flag of the United States
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Ring name(s) Crusher von Haig
Road Warrior Hawk
Hawk Warrior
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Born January 26, 1960(1960-01-26)
Chicago, Illinois
Died October 19, 2003 (aged 43)
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Billed from Chicago, Illinois
Trained by Eddie Sharkey
Debut June 6, 1983
This article is about the professional wrestler. For other uses, see Road warrior

Michael Hegstrand (January 26, 1960October 19, 2003) was an American professional wrestler. Hegstrand was best known for his appearances as Road Warrior Hawk, one half of the tag team known as the Road Warriors, with Road Warrior Animal. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Hawk1. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Indian Rocks Beach is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Eddie Sharkey is an American professional wrestling trainer. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Road warrior may refer to: Road Warriors Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior Road warrior: a person who travels significantly for his/her work, especially in North American and Western societies. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ... For other uses, see Road warrior. ...

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Career

Mike attended High School in Minneapolis, at Henry High School where he graduated in 1976. After high school, Mike had various odd jobs to make ends meet. Due to his size and love of power lifting, Mike Hegstrand was an imposing figure and thus a very effective bouncer. He would work as a bouncer at Grandma B's in the Twin Cities where he caught the eye of Eddie Sharkey, a well known wrestling trainer. Sharkey thought that Mike along with Joe Laurinaitis, Rick Rude, and Barry Darsow could make it big in professional wrestling. In fact, he believed in them so much that he trained all four of them personally.[1] Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the most populous urban area in the state of Minnesota, United States, and is composed of 188 cities and townships. ... Eddie Sharkey is an American professional wrestling trainer. ... For other uses, see Road warrior. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Road Warriors

For a more detailed profile on Hawk’s time as a Road Warrior see: Road Warriors This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ...


When Paul Ellering was looking to put together a stable of heels in Georgia Championship Wrestling called The Legion of Doom it was decided to put Joe with his good friend Mike Hegstrand and change their names to Animal and Hawk respectively; thus, the Road Warriors were born. To look more intimidating the two shaved their heads into Mohawks and started wearing studded dog collars, spiked shoulder pads, and face paint. The look and name was taken from The Road Warrior, helping to paint the two as no-mercy monsters. Their interview style was vicious, yet charismatic and a bit humorous.[1] Georgia Championship Wrestling was a professional wrestling promotion whose self-titled TV program aired in the 1970s and 1980s on U.S. cable channel TBS (Turner Broadcasting System). ... Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (released in the US in 1981 as The Road Warrior) was a sequel to Mad Max. ... In professional wrestling, a promo is short for promotional interview, a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. ...


The team was an instant hit, revolutionizing the tag-team scene with their power moves, no mercy attitudes, and innovative face paint that would spawn many future imitators in wrestling.[2] In Georgia they won the NWA National Tag Team Championship four times[3] before moving on to bigger promotions such as the American Wrestling Association in the US and All Japan Pro Wrestling in Japan, winning tag-team titles wherever they went.[3] The NWA National Tag Team Championship was a tag team title in the National Wrestling Alliance from 1980 until 1986. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ...


NWA

Their hard hitting style, no nonsense attitude, and winning ways made the Road Warriors fan favorites wherever they went; even when they were booked as heels, the fans refused to boo them.[2] They were so in demand that they started to split their time between the AWA and the National Wrestling Alliance until finally leaving the AWA for big money contracts with the NWA and a huge push for the monster duo.[1] The move payed off instantly as they won the inaugural Jim Crocket Sr. Memorial Cup Tag-Team Tournament[4] and feuded with the top stars of the NWA such as The Four Horsemen[5][6][7][8] and the Russian Team (which included the Road Warriors’ old training buddy Barry Darsow)[9].[10][11] During their initial run in the NWA they helped popularize the War Games Match,[5] the Scaffold Match[12] and their trademark Chicago Street Fight.[13] National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Jim Crockett Promotions was the name of a professional wrestling promotion owned by Jim Crockett, Jr. ... The Four Horsemen (also spelled IV Horsemen) is a legendary professional wrestling stable in the National Wrestling Alliance and later World Championship Wrestling that was disbanded in 1999. ... Ivan & Nikita Koloff and Krusher Khruschev The Russian Team The Russian Team was a professional wrestling team in the 1980s that attempted to prove their Soviet dominance over their opponents. ... Many types of matches, sometimes called gimmick matches in the jargon of the business, can be found in the performance art that is professional wrestling. ... Many types of matches, sometimes called gimmick matches in the jargon of the business, can be found in the performance art that is professional wrestling. ... Many types of matches, sometimes called gimmick matches in the jargon of the business, can be found in the performance art that is professional wrestling. ...


In 1988 the Road Warriors engaged in a violent feud with The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian and The Warlord), the first team that could truly match the Road Warriors in power (and who were one of the most well known Road Warrior clones). The Powers of Pain even went so far as to injure Animal’s eye (kayfabe) during a weightlifting competition. When Animal returned, he initially wore a hockey goalie mask to protect his eye. The angle abruptly ended when the Powers of Pain left the NWA after finding out they were booked against the Road Warriors in a series of Scaffold Matches and they did not want to get hurt by falling off the scaffold.[1] The Powers of Pain The Powers of Pain were a professional wrestling tag team in the late 1980s. ... Sione Havea Vailahi is a professional wrestler best known under the name of The Barbarian. ... Terry Szopinski (born March 28, 1962 in Pompano Beach, Florida) is a professional wrestler better known as The Warlord. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ...


Near the end of 1988, the Road Warriors captured the NWA World Tag Team Championship from The Midnight Express whom they mauled in short order to win the titles.[3] After being the “Uncrowned champions” for a long time, the Road Warriors’ run with the tag-team titles was short lived. Crooked referee Teddy Long used a fast count to cheat the Road Warriors out of their titles.[3] In their last year with the NWA, the Warriors feuded mainly with The Varsity Club[14],[15][16] The Samoan Swat Team,[17][18] and The Skyscrapers[19][20] before leaving the NWA in the summer of 1990. The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Tag Team Championship is the premier tag team title in the NWA. There have been several versions of this title, but the title recognized by the NWA is the version that was recently defended primarily in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... The Midnight Express is a professional wrestling tag team that has had various members and achieved most of its success in the 1980s. ... Theodore Robert Rufus Long (born September 15, 1955) is a former professional wrestling referee and manager, and is currently working on World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand as its General Manager. ... The Varsity Club was a professional wrestling heel stable in the NWAs Jim Crockett Promotions and World Championship Wrestling. ... The Headshrinkers were a professional wrestling tag team in the World Wrestling Federation that consisted of Fatu and Samu. ... The Skyscrapers were a professional wrestling tag team in World Championship Wrestling in 1989 and 1990 in two distinct forms with members ”Psycho” Sid Vicious, ”Dangerous” Dan Spivey, Mean Mark Callous with The Masked Skyscraper making a one night appearance. ...


WWF

The Road Warriors immediately signed with the World Wrestling Federation[21] and were pushed into a feud with the most famous of all “Road Warrior Clones”, Demolition (which once again included their old training partner Barry Darsow).[22] Due to the ailing health of (Ax), he was replaced by Crush; however, the magic of the original Demolition was gone and the feud did not live up to the high hopes that the fans had.[1] World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Demolition was a professional wrestling tag team in the late 80s / early 90s World Wrestling Federation made up of Ax (Bill Eadie), Smash (Barry Darsow), and later Crush (Brian Adams). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ...


Just over a year after signing with the WWF, the Legion of Doom won the WWF World Tag Team Titles and held them for about 8 months.[3] When they lost the titles they briefly left the WWF only to return with long time manager Paul Ellering by their side, as well as a wooden dummy called “Rocco”. Both members of the L.O.D. thought the gimmick was stupid, as did most of the fans and it led to Hawk quitting the WWF,[23] leaving Animal on his own for the first time in 9 years. When Animal suffered a severe back injury a short while later, everyone thought it was the end of the legendary team. This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand of WWE. For SmackDown!s tag team championship, see WWE Tag Team Championship. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ...


Hawk competed as a singles wrestler in Europe and Japan and although he won nearly every singles match he competed in, he was usually seen (by North American and Japanese fans at least) as a tag team wrestler. Thus, he always fought either mid-card opponents or made teams with better-known singles stars. When he joined New Japan Pro Wrestling he was immediately paired with Kensuke Sasaki, then simply known as a good mid-carder, as the Hell Raisers (Sasaki adopting the face paint and gimmick Power Warrior).[1] The two dominated NJPW's tag team ranks for a while through their two wins of the IWGP World Tag Team Championship,[3] but no North American promoter thought about bringing them as a team, due to Sasaki's affiliation with NJPW. As a singles wrestler, Hawk found success in Europe, winning the CWA World Heavyweight Championship.[3] New Japan Pro Wrestling (新日本プロレス, shin nihon puroresu) is a major professional wrestling federation in Japan, founded by Antonio Inoki in 1972. ... Kensuke Sasaki is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently wrestles for various promotions through his own agency, such as All Japan Pro Wrestling. ... The IWGP World Tag Team Championship is the main heavyweight tag team title in New Japan Pro Wrestling. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


In 1993 Hawk made sporadic appearances in World Championship Wrestling as a mystery partner of Dustin Rhodes[24] and later as a replacement partner when Davey Boy Smith left the federation[25] but nothing permanent ever came of it. In 1995, he reappeared in WCW. He helped Sting in a feud against Meng and Kurasawa,[26] but a proposed singles feud with Kurasawa fell through due to an arm injury (in kayfabe Kurasawa broke Hawk's arm using a cross armbreaker, to let Hawk rest). Hawk returned the following year, but this time, he also brought Animal back with him as his back had finally recovered enough for him to return to active competition. During that time, Sting and Lex Luger had won the WCW World Tag Team Championship and the Warriors challenged them, to no success.[27][28] The rise of the nWo precluded further challenges, and they headed back to the WWF. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Virgil Riley Dustin Runnels III (born April 11, 1966) is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Black Reign/Dustin Rhodes. ... David Boy (Davey Boy) Smith (November 28, 1962 – May 18, 2002) was an English professional wrestler. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Sting (disambiguation). ... Tonga Uliuli Fifita (born February 3, 1959 in Nukualofa, Tonga, then under British sovereignty) is a former professional wrestler for both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Manabu Nakanishi is a Japanese professional wrestler who currently works for New Japan Pro Wrestling. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958), is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler, and American football player better known by his wrestling ring name, Lex Luger. ... The WCW World Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2001, when the promotion closed. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


After leaving WCW they returned to the WWF[29] where the Legion of Doom took part in the feud between ”Stone Cold” Steve Austin and the Hart Foundation, siding with Austin.[30] The Legion of Doom also became 2 time tag-team champions on October 7, 1997 when they defeated The Godwinns.[3] In November of 1997 the Legion of Doom faced the newly formed New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) and shockingly lost the titles to the upstart team.[3] After several unsuccessful challenges the L.O.D. were repackaged as Legion of Doom 2000 with manager Sunny, although she did not stay with the team for long.[1] Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... The Hart Foundation was a collective name used by various stables in the World Wrestling Federation. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... The Godwinns was the most well known gimmick of the professional wrestling tag team comprised of Dennis Knight (called Phineas I. Godwin) & Mark Canterbury (called Henry O. Godwin) that they used in the WWF. The team has used other gimmicks before they joined the WWF and had a gimmick change... The Voodoo Kin Mafia, originally known as the New Age Outlaws (WWF) and previously known as the James Gang (TNA), are a professional wrestling tag team currently in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) that consist of the tag team B.G. James & Kip James. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Monty Kip Sopp (born November 1, 1963) is an American professional wrestler, best known as Badd Ass Billy Gunn (also spelled as Bad Ass) from his years working for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Tammy Lynn Sytch (born December 7, 1972) is a former professional wrestling diva and manager for ECW, WCW, WWF, and various independent promotions. ...


Attitude Controversy

In 1998 the Legion of Doom became involved in their most controversial angle to date, playing off Hawk’s real life drug and alcohol problems. Hawk started to show up drunk or “unable to perform” on TV (according to the storyline). As Hawk proved more and more erratic and unreliable, a 3rd L.O.D. member, Puke, was introduced to team with Animal while Hawk dealt with his personal issues. The storyline ended with accusations that “Puke” had been the "enabler" of Hawk's problems, exploiting them to take Hawk’s place in the team. During this segment, Hawk infamously was shown to have fallen off the Titan Tron. It was a controversial segment that pushed the envelope of good taste and that was the hallmark of the WWF's "Attitude" era. Neither Hawk nor Animal approved of the WWF exploiting Hawk’s personal problems, essentially making light of them by turning it into a storyline and left the WWF.[23] This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


After the WWF

While the Road Warriors never officially broke up, Animal started making an increasing number of solo appearances after they left the WWF as Hawk struggled with drug and alcohol addiction and generally did not appear at many wrestling shows during this time.[2] In 2001 Hegstrand was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that stopped him from wrestling for a short while. He was able to overcome its effects and returned to a regular working schedule later on. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Animal and Hawk became born-again Christians in 2003 and appeared at a number of Christian wrestling events run by Ted DiBiase and Nikita Koloff hoping to reignite their tag-team career. They also appeared in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in late 2002 and early 2003 as part of a group that opposed Vince Russo’s faction Sports Entertainment Xtreme but only wrestled one actual match for the federation.[31] In Christianity, the term born again or regenerated is synonymous with spiritual rebirth—salvation. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Animal and Hawk made a surprise appearance on RAW on May 12, 2003 when they took on Kane & Rob Van Dam for the World Tag Team Championship.[32] Although Hawk and Animal came up short in their attempt to become three-time champions, it was clear that Hawk had defeated the demons that had once kept him from competing, and the Road Warriors had hopes of returning to the WWE. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) is an American professional wrestler better known by the ring name, Kane. ... Robert Alexander Szatkowski (born on December 18, 1970 in Battle Creek, Michigan), better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam, is currently an inactive American professional wrestler. ...


Death

Hegstrand died on October 19, 2003 in the early morning in his home in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. His friends said that he and his wife Dale had recently bought a condominium near their current home and were packing their boxes the night before. Hegstrand said that he felt tired and went to take a nap. When his wife checked on him at about 1 A.M., he had died of an apparent heart attack. He had battles with alcohol and drugs throughout his career and was an admitted steroids user.[2] At the time of his death, Hawk and Animal were working on a book entitled, Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuaaaaaaah O Whhhhhat a Ruuuuuush. After the book was completed, Animal dedicated the book to his late partner and childhood friend. is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Indian Rocks Beach is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... This article refers to a form of housing. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... Crystal structure of human sex hormone-binding globulin, transporting 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone. ...


In Wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Managers

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Championships and accomplishments

  • World Japan Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Animal
  • i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling
  • i-Generation Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Animal
  • Independent Pro Wrestling
  • IPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Animal
  • Professional Championship Wrestling (Texas)
  • PWC Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Animal
  • PWI Tag Team of the Year award in 1983 - with Road Warrior Animal
  • PWI Tag Team of the Year award in 1984 - with Road Warrior Animal
  • PWI Tag Team of the Year award in 1985 - with Road Warrior Animal
  • PWI Feud of the Year award in 1987 - with Road Warrior Animal and The Super Powers (Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff) vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, and Lex Luger)
  • PWI Tag Team of the Year award in 1988 - with Road Warrior Animal
  • PWI ranked him # 15 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 in 1991
  • PWI ranked him # 47 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.
  • PWI ranked him # 1 out of the 100 best tag teams of the "PWI Years" with Road Warrior Animal as The Road Warriors in 2003.
  • PWI ranked him # 50 out of the 100 best tag teams of the "PWI Years" with Power Warrior as The Hell Raisers in 2003.
  • Other Titles
  • MEWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with The Comet
  • MTW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Bobo Brazil, Jr.

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See also

For other uses, see Road warrior. ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ...

References

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Road Warrior Hawk
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NAME Road Warrior Hawk
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Hawk; Hegstrand, Michael
SHORT DESCRIPTION professional wrestler
DATE OF BIRTH January 26, 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH Chicago, Illinois
DATE OF DEATH October 19, 2003
PLACE OF DEATH Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

 
 

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