Road Warrior Hawk

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Road Warrior Hawk
Ring name(s) Crusher Von Haig
Road Warrior Hawk
Hawk Warrior
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Born September 12, 1957(1957-09-12)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
U.S.
Died October 19, 2003(2003-10-19) (aged 46)
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Billed from Chicago, Illinois
Trained by Eddie Sharkey
Debut June 6, 1983

Michael James Hegstrand (September 12, 1957October 19, 2003) was an American professional wrestler who was best known for wrestling with World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under the ring name, Road Warrior Hawk. He is probably best known for wrestling as one half of the tag team, Road Warriors in WCW and The Legion of Doom in WWF. On April 2, 2011, He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Dusty Rhodes as part of The Road Warriors along with their manager, Paul Ellering.[1]

Championships[change | change source]

Hegstrand held many championships during his professional wrestling career:

  • Catch Wrestling Association
    • CWA World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Fighting World of Japan Pro Wrestling
    • World Japan Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Road Warrior Animal)
  • Georgia Championship Wrestling
    • NWA National Tag Team Championship (four times) (with Road Warrior Animal)
  • i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling
    • i-Generation Tag Team Championship (two times) (with Road Warrior Animal)
  • Independent Pro Wrestling
    • IPW Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Road Warrior Animal)
  • Jim Crockett Promotions/World Championship Wrestling
    • NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship (three times) with Road Warrior Animal and Dusty Rhodes (two) and Road Warrior Animal and Genichiro Tenryu (one)
    • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic version) (one time) (with Road Warrior Animal)
    • Iron Team Tournament in 1989 (with Road Warrior Animal)
    • Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup in 1986 (with Road Warrior Animal)
  • Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation
    • MEWF Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Ultimate Comet)
  • Professional Championship Wrestling (Texas)
    • PWC Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Road Warrior Animal)
  • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • Rookies of the Year award in 1983 (with Road Warrior Animal)
    • Tag Team of the Year in 1984 (with Road Warrior Animal)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)
  • Other titles
    • MTW Tag Team Championship (one time) – with Bobo Brazil, Jr.

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