Larry "The Axe" Hennig passed away earlier today at the age of 82. Hennig was not only the father of WWE Hall of Famer "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig, but he was the grandfather of current WWE superstar Curtis Axel. Hennig cornered Axel at Elimination Chamber 2014 when Axel teamed with Ryback to face Goldust and Cody Rhodes. Axel took to social media to remember his late grandfather.
82 years old. 5 kids. 28 grandkids. No one has had a bigger impact on my wrestling career then my Papa Axe. He's been my biggest supporter since day one! Another father when I lost mine. We lost our King of the Jungle today... Never thought I'd see this day. But he's with my Dad now so everything will be ok. Love you Papa Axe! The Hennig's have always held our heads up high! We will continue to do so... You rest assured, The Hennig name will live on FOREVER!!!
On behalf of the whole Hennig Family, thank you for your thoughts and prayers! pic.twitter.com/fi5uqWvB5i— Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) December 6, 2018