Perhaps the greatest tag team in the history of wrestling opens the show. The Warriors impact in wrestling was so profound, they became the AWA number one draw in the mid 1980's.
In their early years, in Georgia Championship Wrestling, the sounds of Iron Man would blare through the crowd and the fans knew they were about to watch a beating. It is legendary lore that wrestlers would see the program sheet, notice they were to face the Roadies, pack up their bags and leave the arena.
Through the years, the Warriors fought great feuds against the Buzz Sawyer, Tommy Rich, Ronnie Garvin, the Russians, the Freebirds, Four Horsemen, and countless other tag teams. Along with their manager, Precious Paul Ellering, they teamed up with Nikitia Koloff and Dusty Rhodes to defeat the Four Horsemen in the first ever WarGames: The Match Beyond.
After successful runs in the AWA, NWA, and Japan, the Warriors decided it was time to move on to the WWF and dream match the fans wanted was about to come to fruition.
The Demolition versus Road Warriors, now known as the Legion of Doom, did not live up to the hype. L.O.D. dominated the feud, which was expected, but what was disappointing was the matches were more six man matches as the Ultimate Warrior joined the feud. Ax was having health issues and Crush was brought in to fill in many of the matches.
The Road Warriors defeated the Nasty Boys for their first WWF title and became the first and only team to ever win the World title in AWA, WWF, and NWA.
They returned to the WCW but did not capture the belts. Financial disputes with Eric Bischoff caused the team to leave to return to WWF, where they again captured gold.
The Road Warriors won titles in Georgia, NWA, WWF, AWA, and Japan. Personal demons finally caught up with Hawk. Animal went on to win a tag team title with John Heydenreich, a title win Animal dedicated to his brother in paint.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated named them tag team of the year four times; three times consecutively. The magazine also named them the greatest tag team of the PWI years.
The Road Warriors are a definite choice for the Hall of Fame.