Larry “The Axe” Hennig, passed away earlier today at the age of 82. The father of WWE Hall of Famer, Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig, he is also the grandfather of former WWE Tag Team Champion and Intercontinental Champion, Curtis Axel. Axel would go on social media to remember his grandfather and thank the WWE Universe for their support:
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