This was the vest and shirt that Animal wore in the WWE during 2005 when he was "The Road Warrior". The autographs are in silver sharpie and will be able to pass a PSA/JSA certification test. The vest is a leather XL Harley Davidson vest that has foam shoulder pads bolted on. The shoulder pads have normal wear and tear for being worn in the ring. The t-shirt is a black XL Under Armor sleeveless that is signed.
Until the Raw Anniversary show, this gear represents the last time Animal was active in a WWE ring. After all this time I have come to the conclusion that some items will never be framed or displayed properly so I have decided to only keep the items that have tremendous meaning to me. There is usually a gap of several years between ring worn items that are auctioned. This makes most wrestling collectors focus on pictures, toys, and replica belts.This will be the centerpiece of any diehard fan's wrestling collection. Please bring serious offers only. I will have no problem keeping this item in my current collection since it already goes with several other items he wore to the ring that will remain in my collection. The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team composed of Michael "Hawk" Hegstrand and Joseph "Animal" Laurinaitis.
They performed under the name "Road Warriors" in the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the name Legion of Doom (LOD) in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) (despite the altered team name, they were still individually introduced as "Road Warrior" Hawk and "Road Warrior" Animal). Under either name, their gimmick was the same two imposing muscular wrestlers in face paint. For brief periods, other wrestlers were added as stand-in partners for both men. In Japan in the 1990s, Kensuke "Power Warrior" Sasaki often teamed with Hawk and Animal, separately and together.Hawk and Animal were known for their impressive physiques, and revolutionized the business by popularizing the use of face paint, 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.
The Road Warriors are regarded by many as the greatest tag team in professional wrestling history. Paul Ellering is an American professional wrestling manager currently signed with WWE on the developmental territory NXT brand and formerly a weightlifter, professional wrestler and dog musher. Ellering spent most of his wrestling career managing the Road Warriors (Animal and Hawk), working with them from 1983 to 1990 and again on occasion between 1992 and 1997. In addition to being their on screen manager he actually handled the team's affairs outside the ring as well, including contract negotiations and travel arrangements. Ellering and the Road Warriors were inducted into both the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.What started as a hobby between two friends has turned into an autograph collection that has spanned 30 years and has over 10,000 items. We collect all of our autographs in person and certify with PSA/JSA as needed. The item "ROAD WARRIOR ANIMAL RING WORN VEST SHIRT SIGNED PROOF AUTOGRAPH WWE WRESTLING" is in sale since Saturday, July 7, 2018. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Autographs-Original\Wrestling\Other Autographed Wrestling". The seller is "peachtreeautographs" and is located in Kennesaw, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Ecuador, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Viet nam, Uruguay, Ukraine.