The critically acclaimed Vice Network series “Dark Side of The Ring” comes on out on Tuesday nights at 10 pm ET. The latest episode, Season 2 Episode 9 featured the Road Warriors. It was titled “The Last Ride of The Road Warriors.” Chris Jericho provides narration throughout the series and really adds a nice touch.
They had the look, they had the power, it was the total package. The facepaint and the shoulder pads jacked to the sky, they trained hard and hit the ring like badasses. That was The Road Warriors, one of the greatest teams ever in professional wrestling. My personal favorite tag team of all time!
Road Warrior Animal said this “ We tried to be wrestlers, trying to be badasses. Fellow wrestler Demolition’s (Smash). Barry Darsow who would be compared with the Road Warriors said they looked like something out of the movie “Mad Max” but they were meaner than the guys in Mad Max. Just two incredibly tough and strong men.
During the episode, we would get to see how the Road Warriors tore through every team that stepped in their ways. This was just pure awesomeness and the no-nonsense intensity was something that we fans expect in the NWA.
They talked about their run in Japan and showed a match on Raw. How about those promos by Hawk and Animal?!?! That raspy voice of Hawk and that catchphrase “What A Rush.”
This episode saw interviews from longtime manager Paul Ellering who was featured as much as Road Warrior Animal. We also saw interviews with Scott “Flash” Norton and Barry Darsow.
Sadly, Hawk’s unfortunate lifestyle would become his downfall. He would end up passing away at the young age of 46.
Animal wept like a baby when Hawk passed away. He lost not only a dear friend but a brother. Animal said,
“I’ve been through Hell and back with this guy.”
Animal and Hawk proved that they had a 6th sense for tag-team wrestling and won titles all over the World.
Jericho went on to say that they were “Larger than life personas that would become champions in any promotion they competed for. They had just unreal chemistry.”
Two legit Minneapolis, Minnesota tough guys Hawk and Animal. The episode goes into how legendary professional wrestler Eddie Sharkey trained The Road Warriors and how the Road Warriors dominated all the territories. GCW, AWA, Japan, JCP, WCW, and even their run with the WWF. I HIGHLY recommend this series. If you’re a fan of the Legion of Doom or The Road Warriors you need to go watch this series, specifically this episode.