Larry ‘The Axe’ Hennig has passed away today at the age of 82!
Just one day after losing the legendary Dynamite Kid, there is more sad news for the wrestling world and its fans today as PWInsider is confirming that Larry ‘The Axe’ Hennig has passed away at the age of 82.
Of course, today’s fans will know Larry Hennig best as being the grandfather of former Intercontinental Champion, RAW Tag Team Champion and current WWE Superstar Curtis Axel, real name Joe Hennig. Then, obviously there’s Larry’s late son, WWE Hall Of Famer ‘Mr. Perfect’ Curt Hennig. Before his son and grandson made names for themselves though, Larry got the ball rolling first in the 1960’s under the training of another WWE Hall Of Famer and founder of the AWA, Verne Gagne.
It was in the AWA where ‘The Axe’ would become most successful, winning the World Tag Team Titles on four occasions (three times with WWE Hall Of Famer Harley Race) and spend essentially his entire career. However, Hennig did make the rounds, as most competitors of his era do, also making appearances for the National Wrestling Alliance and World Wide Wrestling Federation where he had challenged Bruno Sammartino for the WWWF Championship at Madison Square Garden.
Larry’s final days in the wrestling business on-camera would come in the mid-1980’s when Curt was breaking into the AWA. The two would even team together against the likes of The Road Warriors before Larry finally hung up his boots for good in 1985.
Everyone here at The Chairshot would like to offer its sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Larry ‘The Axe’ Hennig.
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From Venice, Florida (12/8/18)
Results from the other NXT Live Event last night in Florida!
Last night while a portion of the WWE NXT roster featuring the brand’s champions and top Superstars were in action for a Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota (find the results here), another portion containing more of the newer talent and Performance Center recruits continued their own weekend tour.
Following Friday night’s action in Fort Pierce (check those results out here), things moved along to Venice with a lineup that featured War Raiders back in tag team action, Keith Lee partnering with The Street Profits to take on The Forgotten Sons, in addition to Nikki Cross versus Deonna Purrazzo and more. Below are the results:
- Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Mansoor Al-Shehail & Rick Boog
- Xia Li defeated Vanessa Borne
- Babatunde defeated Fabian Aichner
- Aliyah & Reina Gonzalez defeated Jessie Elaban & MJ Jenkins
- Shane Thorne defeated Riddick Moss
- War Raiders defeated Brennan Williams & Punishment Martinez
- Nikki Cross defeated Deonna Purrazzo
- Keith Lee & The Street Profits defeated The Forgotten Sons
Results c/o Fightful
— Naturally Phenomenal (@NaturallyP1) December 9, 2018
#NXTVenice it was an awesome match between @NikkiCrossWWE and @DeonnaPurrazzo with as beloved Nikki is, it was awesome seeing Deonna getting a fairshare of support from the crowd as well, she is awesome pic.twitter.com/lpHPVxKOEO
— Kyle Feeley (@ScorpioKyle) December 9, 2018
Thank you #NXTVenice
Lee Profits. pic.twitter.com/uIQqH2PaqI
— King Tez (@MontezFordWWE) December 9, 2018
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From St. Paul, Minnesota (12/8/18)
Results from NXT’s Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota!
As we’ve noted, the WWE NXT roster has been divided up this weekend with some of the fresher faces staying home in Florida while the majority of the top Superstars have been north in Wisonsin and Minnesota.
After Friday night’s show in Green Bay (check out the results here), last night’s card a TakeOver: War Games II rematch as The Velveteen Dream challenged Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship. Plus, Kairi Sane looked to recapture the NXT Women’s Title from Shayna Baszler, The Undisputed Era in a 6-Man Tag and much more. Below are the results:
- Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno
- Jessamyn Duke defeated Candice LeRae
- Bobby Fish defeated Humberto Carrillo
- Dominik Dijakovic defeated Kona Reeves
- Aleister Black defeated Johnny Gargano
- Ricochet & Heavy Machinery defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong)
- NXT Women’s Title: Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler by DQ
- NXT Title: Tommaso Ciampa retained over The Velveteen Dream
Results c/o WrestleZone