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Road Warrior Animal on Medallion Mondays — Oh, What a Rush!

St. Charles, Illinois—September 27, 2010—Fans of internationally recognized professional wrestling superstar “Road Warrior Animal” Joe Laurinaitis will be happy to hear Laurinaitis is featured this week in the Web series Medallion Mondays.

In the tenth episode of Medallion Mondays, “Let’s Get F’d Up,” Road Warrior Animal teams with Josh “Ponceman” Perry for an over-the-top episode pumped full of the 5 Fs: fame, fortune, friendship, family, and faith. COISPORC “Ponceman” invites Animal to the office as part of his own seven-point plan. The team is revved up, but one unlucky member lives life a little too close to the edge. The comedic episode draws awareness to Joe “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis’ upcoming book release.

The Road Warriors: Danger, Death, and the Rush of Wrestling, the memoir by Joe “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis, with Andrew William Wright, is the captivating true story of The Legion of Doom: The Road Warriors. Alongside Mike “Hawk” Hegstrand, Laurinaitis stormed onto the wrestling scene. With a monstrous style and image like no other, the Road Warriors went on to become two of the most influential and celebrated wrestlers the world has ever known. In his first book ever, Laurinaitis shares his perspective of the dangers of being in the ring, the death of his lifelong friend and partner, “Hawk,” and the rush of leaving a legacy in tag team wrestling that is unmatched to this day.
Within the book, readers will also find a foreword by “Precious” Paul Ellering as well as reflections on The Road Warriors contributed by several all-time greats in professional wrestling history, including “Nature Boy™” Ric Flair®, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Rob Van Dam, Jim “J.R.” Ross, “The Russian Nightmare” Nikita Koloff, “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, and Terry “Warlord” Szopinski.

About Joe “Animal” Laurinaitis. Best known as Road Warrior Animal, Joe is an internationally recognized professional wrestling superstar, devoted husband, and proud father. Joe, along with late partner Mike “Road Warrior Hawk” Hegstrand, also developed the 1990s sporting clothes company Zubaz, popularized by top professional bodybuilders and NFL players. A faithful Christian, he is an avid motivational speaker to youth groups across the United States. Joe currently lives with his wife, Julie, in Minnesota and can be visited at

About Andrew William Wright. A New Jersey-based writer, video producer, and longtime professional wrestling enthusiast, Andrew has written for several New Jersey newspapers, including the Asbury Park Press, and also produced the video series The Hardy Show (featuring Matt and Jeff Hardy) and RVD TV (with Rob Van Dam). Contact Andrew at

Medallion Mondays, a series of comedic shorts offering a glimpse of the culture of Medallion Press while spinning off on the average workday, has garnered increasing views since its release in June of 2010 and has been rated in the top hundred most-viewed comedy videos on YouTube. Medallion Mondays can be seen every Monday at,, and