The Road Warriors were one of the greatest tag teams in history and have left their invariable mark in professional wrestling.
Since the passing of Road Warrior Hawk (Michael Hegstrand) in 2003, Road Warrior Animal (Joe Laurinaitis) attempted to carry on the legacy of The Road Warriors with other pro wrestlers when he was employed with the WWE.
Here are some of the comments he made about Sting:
Animal on teaming with Sting: "The NWA was looking for a spot for Sting and I said make him a brother in paint and then Sting joined us (Road Warriors) in our six-man matches."
Animal on whether Sting should be called an icon: "No! Sting is not in the same league as guys like Triple H, Stone Cold, The Rock. Sting will never be considered a legend or icon until he lets his pride go and joins WWE.
"He needs to bury his personal issues and just get into the WWE. Sting has to come over to the WWE to be that guy, it's a bigger stage. Impact is one thing, the WWE is a way bigger thing."
It stands to reason that Animal has a bias against Sting because he never had any inclination to work for the WWE.
Many wrestling fans would disagree with Animal and concur that Sting is an icon in professional wrestling as a whole, even though he never set foot in the WWE.
It seems that Animal wants to remain in the good graces of the WWE by burying Sting because he works for the competition, TNA.