Larry Hennig

American professional wrestler

Larry Hennig (June 18, 1936 – December 6, 2018) was an American professional wrestler. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Hennig was trained by Verne Gagne.

Hennig was the father of the late Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig, and the grandfather of Joe "Curtis Axel" Hennig and Amy "Ms. Perfect" Hennig.

Hennig worked in the American Wrestling Association, National Wrestling Alliance, and the World Wide Wrestling Federation. Hennig was known by the nickname, "The Axe", a nickname he had because of his signature, often finishing move of dropping a full weight elbow onto his opponents.

On December 6, 2018, Hennig died in Tallahassee, Florida from kidney failure, aged 82.[1][2]


  1. "Larry "The Axe" Hennig Passes Away". December 6, 2018.
  2. WWE Announces Larry 'The Axe' Hennig Has Died at Age 82

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