It's another sad day in the world of professional wrestling, as the whole industry is mourning for Larry "The Ax" Hennig. Hennig and his grandfather from current WWE star Curtis Axel, "The Ax" spent much of his life in the wrestling industry, he made a big impact, and everyone, from Eric Bischoff to today's superstars, are thinking about his death.
WWE.com recently commented on his death:
WWE is saddened to learn that the legendary patriarch of the Superstar and Hennig family, Larry "The Ax" Hennig, died today at age 82 after a long illness and kidney failure.
Five-time double champion at the AWA, Hennig entered the world of sports entertainment under Verne Gagne's trusteeship and crossed paths with some of the most illustrious artists of all time. Most notably, Hennig was among Bruno Sammartino's challengers for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the halls of Madison Square Garden.
Although his career was interrupted due to an injury, Hennig's legacy lasted two more generations thanks to his son, the late Hall of Famer Mr. Perfect, and his grandson, former intercontinental champion Axel Curtis.
WWE extends their condolences to Hennig's family, friends and fans.
Check out several reactions to Larry Hennig's death below:
On behalf of the entire Hennig Family, thank you for your thoughts and prayers! pic.twitter.com/fi5uqWvB5i
– Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) December 6, 2018
One of the first wrestling camps I attended was the Harley Race's in Missouri in 2007.
That's when I met Joe and Larry Hennig. I am fortunate to have sat on Larry's learning tree on more than one occasion.
RIP, Ax. pic.twitter.com/eOZfJNMR0M
– Singh Brothers (@SinghBrosWWE) December 6, 2018
– Mauro Ranallo (@ mauroranallo) December 6, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to the Hennig family for the death of Larry "The Ax" Hennig. Many memories and thoughts to express here, but this one comes home. We spent a little time together this summer. I wish I had spent more.
– Eric Bischoff (@Ebischoff) December 6, 2018
I always thought Larry Hennig looked like the coolest man in the world. It's nice to read that he seemed to be. I am very sad to hear of your death. RIP for a wrestling legend.
– Saxon Huxley (@SaxonHuxleyUK) December 6, 2018
How sad a couple of weeks. I always felt sorry for Larry, he was never the same after Curt died.
– Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) December 6, 2018
– Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) December 6, 2018
– Bobby Roode (@REALBobbyRoode) December 6, 2018
There are not many of this generation of fighters that you hear nothing wrong. But I've never heard a negative word about Larry Hennig. Ever. Super cool guy in my own limited interaction with him, too.
Losing Curt clearly broke his heart, and I hope he is at peace now. https://t.co/XlubC0tFd9
– David Bixenspan (@davidbix) December 6, 2018
Great discussion with some comforting memories of professional wrestling legend Larry "The Ax" Hennig. REST IN PEACE. https://t.co/NZg0R4pbil
– KASSIUS (KASH-US) (@KassiusOhno) December 6, 2018
– Ariya Daivari (@AriyaDaivariWWE) December 6, 2018
I heard so many great stories from Larry "The Ax" Henning while traveling with Curt to write a book. I also have some great memories of mine. No one looked at his father more than Mr. Perfect made The Ax! #RIPLarryHennig pic.twitter.com/ND8TlnysnW
– Sean Waltman (@TheRealXPac) December 6, 2018
I can not say that I knew #LarryHennig but was a big fan of Curt, worked with him a few times and he was an absolute love. Super professional and cool! Thoughts and Prayers for a Talented Descendant @RealCurtisAxel to carry the #Hennig Legacy w / Pride and Posture! #RIPLarryHennig (I.e.
– $ oCalVal (@SoCalValerie) December 6, 2018
Our condolences to the Hennig family.
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