Larry “The Axe” Hennig Passes Away

Grandfather to current WWE superstar, Curtis Axel, Larry Hennig has passed away.   He died earlier today from renal failure at the age of 82.  For the two of you who might not know, Larry was also the father of “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig.

Larry “The Axe” had quite the career from 1956 – 1985 along with a fun run with Harley Race in 1967/68.  It also resulted in a particularly gruesome knee injury from which he’d recover and he finished his career in the AWA in 1985.  He even managed to win, with his son, the NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship belt.  

Botch Take:  Wow.  Bad week.  Sleep well, Larry.  Of course, our condolences go out to his family, friends, and all who loved him.