Road Warrior Animal shares his thoughts.
Last week the wrestling world lost two stars of the business in Thomas "Dynamite Kid" Billington on December 5th which was his birthday and Larry "The Axe" Hennig the following day on December 6th. Those who knew both individuals gave their condolences to their family and friends and shared moments and memories that were made with both men on social media for everyone to reflect on.
WWE Hall Of Famer Road Warrior Animal who had a close relationship with Larry "The Axe" Hennig dating back to his high school days was interviewed by Hannibal TV outside of PCW Ultra's 'Believe' show over the weekend and he was asked for thoughts on the passing of the former 4-time AWA World Tag Team Champion:
“You know man, I remember when Curt died, and Larry and I were sitting there and Larry was crying saying, ‘A son should never leave before his father’, and Larry… because all the guys from that area - from Robbinsdale High School area in Minnesota, and even if you weren’t from that high school, we all worked out together [at] the same gym so he was like all our Dads you know because every one of us liked… we loved Larry The Axe Hennig, and then I got to get in the ring with him and wrestle him a few times and man let me tell you something, he was probably the original Road Warrior bro." Animal said. "He was brutal. [Gave] me that double axe-handle one time and I thought my neck was like this *crunched up* - like a neck-less man after a while. Shoved my traps down into my waist. But man, Larry Hennig, what a great guy. You never hear anybody say anything bad about Larry Hennig. A top-notch professional. True, one of the great pioneers of pro wrestling man. Shame. My heart goes out to his family. I texted his son Joe Hennig today, Curtis Axel yesterday and I gave them my condolences. I’ve known Joe Hennig since Joe was ten-years old. You know, so, good family man.”
If the quote in this article is used, please credit Hannibal TV with an H/T to Fightful for the transcription.