Road Warrior Hawk - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Road Warrior Hawk, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Michael James Hegstrand was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on January 26, 1957.

He died on October 19, 2003 at the age of 46.

Road Warrior Hawk was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Road Warriors), in the NWA Hall of Fame in 2012 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Road Warriors), in the Hardcore Hall of Fame in 2021 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Road Warriors) and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2011 as part of the Groups wing (as a member of The Road Warriors).

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Michael James Hegstrand
  • Ring Names
    • Road Warrior Hawk ( June 11, 1983 - October 19, 2003)
    • Hawk ( June 30, 1983 - October 19, 2003)
    • Hawk Warrior ( March 8, 1985 - December 9, 2001)
    • Crusher Von Haig ( April 18, 1983 - June 10, 1983)
  • Born January 26, 1957
  • Died October 19, 2003 (aged 46)
  • Nationality Nationality: United StatesUnited States
  • Birth Place St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Billed From
    • Chicago, Illinois
  • Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
  • Weight
    • 270 lbs (122 kg)

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( April 18, 1983 - October 19, 2003)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion INDY May 2, 1999 October 19, 2003
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF February 24, 1997 March 29, 1999
    Promotion BattlARTSBATTLARTS November 23, 1998 November 23, 1998
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Heavyweight November 23, 1992 December 9, 1996
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW May 21, 1995 June 1, 1996
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW May 14, 1993 April 16, 1994
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF June 25, 1990 August 29, 1992
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW November 21, 1988 May 28, 1990
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA April 18, 1983 May 28, 1990
    Promotion All Japan Pro WrestlingAJPWBrand Heavyweight March 8, 1985 March 8, 1989
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP June 16, 1985 November 20, 1985
    Promotion American Wrestling AssociationAWA April 1, 1984 April 28, 1986
    Promotion Continental Wrestling AssociationCWA December 5, 1983 October 15, 1984
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP December 7, 1983 June 7, 1984
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face January 30, 1989 October 19, 2003
    Heel October 7, 1988 January 29, 1989
    Face January 1, 1985 October 6, 1988
    Heel June 11, 1983 December 31, 1984
  • Images History
    Feb 1997
    Feb 1997
    Jan 1996
    Jan 1996
    Jun 1990
    Jun 1990
    Nov 1988
    Nov 1988
    Apr 1984
    Apr 1984
    Jun 1983
    Jun 1983
    Apr 1983
    Apr 1983

  • Finishers
    • Hangman's Neckbreaker ( April 18, 1983 - October 19, 2003)
    • Diving Clothesline ( April 18, 1983 - October 19, 2003)
    • Doomsday Device - with Animal - Electric Chair + Diving Clothesline combination ( June 11, 1983 - July 11, 2003)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "The Hit" - with Animal - Team ( January 22, 2001 - March 21, 2001)
    • Theme Song "What A Rush" by Jim Johnston - with Animal - Team ( February 24, 1997 - March 29, 1999)
    • Theme Song "LOD 2000" by Jim Johnston - with LOD 2000 - Team ( May 25, 1998 - December 29, 1998)
    • Theme Song "Mayhem Mavens" - with Animal - Team ( January 29, 1996 - June 1, 1996)
    • Theme Song "Hellraiser" by Ozzy Osbourne - with Power Warrior - Team ( November 23, 1992 - September 23, 1995)
    • Theme Song "What A Rush" by Jim Johnston - with Animal - Team ( June 25, 1990 - October 16, 1992)
    • Theme Song "We are Iron Men" - with Animal - Team ( June 16, 1985 - May 28, 1990)
    • Theme Song "Iron Man / Hellraiser Megamix" by Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath - with Animal - Team ( March 8, 1985 - March 8, 1989)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame
    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 2011, Groups , The Road Warriors
    • NWA Hall of Fame - Year 2012, Groups , The Road Warriors
    • Hardcore Hall of Fame - Year 2021, Groups , The Road Warriors
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2011, Groups , The Road Warriors
  • World Wrestling Entertainment

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    National Wrestling Alliance & Jim Crockett Promotions

  • Jim Crockett Promotions

    • 3 NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (2 with Animal & Dusty Rhodes, 1 with Animal & Genichiro Tenryu)
    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (with Animal)

    All Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 NWA International Tag Team Championship (with Animal)

    American Wrestling Association

    • 1 AWA World Tag Team Championship (with Animal)

    Catch Wrestling Association

    • 1 CWA World Heavyweight Championship

    Fighting World of Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 World Japan Tag Team Championship (with Animal)

    Georgia Championship Wrestling

    • 4 NWA National Tag Team Championship (with Animal)

    i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling

    • 3 i-Generation Tag Team Championship (with Animal)

    Independent Pro Wrestling

    • 1 IPW Tag Team Championship (with Animal)

    International Wrestling Superstars

    • 1 IWS World Tag Team Championship (with Animal)

    Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation

    • 1 MEWF Tag Team Championship (with Ultimate Comet)

    Midwest Territorial Wrestling

    • 1 MTW Tag Team Championship (with Bobo Brazil Jr.)

    Professional Championship Wrestling (Texas)

    • 1 PCW Tag Team Championship (with Animal)
  • Other Accomplishments
    • NWA Legends Hall of Heroes induction (2016)
    • Quebec Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 2015 - with Hawk)
    • WCW Iron Team Tournament Winner (1989 - with Animal)
    • JCP Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup Winner (1986 - with Animal)
    • Super World of Sports' One Night Tag Team Tournament Winner (1991 – with Animal)
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Tag Team Award Winner (2020)
    • Tokyo Sports' Best Foreigner Award Winner (1985 - with Hawk)
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1983, 1984, 1985, 1988 - with Animal)
    • PWI Feud of the Year (1987 - with Animal, Dusty Rhodes & Nikita Koloff vs. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, & Lex Luger)
    • 1° in PWI Years Top 100 Teams (2003 - with Animal)
    • 47° in PWI Years Top 500 (2003)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • WON Tag Team of the Year (1984 - with Animal)
    • WON Rookies of the Year (1983 - with Animal)

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