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Larry “The Axe” Hennig Passes Away

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Another tough week for the world of professional wrestling.

First it was Dynamite Kid who passed away on Wednesday, and now Larry “The Axe” Hennig has passed on at the age of 82.

Hennig was the father of Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig and the grandfather of present day WWE superstar Curtis Axel. He made his last appearance on WWE television in the summer of 2017, spotted in the crowd during the Money in the Bank event.

Hennig’s career spanned over four decades, beginning in 1956 and retiring in 1985. He wrestled for the NWA and AWA, while also having a one off match with WWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino, in which he unsuccessfully challenged for the belt.

Hennig won tag team championships in both the AWA and NWA, but the one that probably meant the most to him was winning the  NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship with his son, Curt before Larry retired from the business.

Rest in Peace, Axe. We here at Boneheadpicks send our condolences to the Hennig family.

 

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