Larry “The Axe” Hennig was born on June 18, 1936 and passed away December 6, 2018. He was the father of “Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig and grandfather of Joe Henning known professional as Curtis Axel.
Larry Hennig made his professional wrestling debut in 1956 and retired in 1985. He was trained by the legendary Verne Gagne as he entered the AWA (American wrestling Association) in the early 1960s. In the world of professional wrestling Hennig was a multiple time champion. He held the AWA Midwest Tag Team Championship; AWA World Tag team Championship and he won the AWA World Tag Team Championship Tournament in 1962 with tag team partner Duke Hoffman. He currently is a member of the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (Class of 2006). Also, he is a member of the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (Class of 2017). Harley Race and himself where place in this Hall of Fame as part of a tag team.
Henning had 5 children and his lovely wife of 63 years Irene Hennig. In this time of mourning I would like to personally offer my condolence to the Hennig family. Dealing with the loss of a family member is never easy. Let’s celebrate the life and career of the wrestler and man know as Larry “The Axe” Hennig”