WWE Issues Statement On Larry Hennig’s Passing; Jeff Jarrett Named “12th Titan” For Thursday Night NFL Game

WWE Issues Statement On Larry Hennig’s Passing

WWE has issued the following statement on the passing of wrestling legend Larry “The Axe” Hennig:

WWE is saddened to learn that legendary Superstar and Hennig family patriarch Larry “The Axe” Hennig passed away today at 82 years old following a long illness and kidney failure.

A five-time tag team champion in the AWA, Hennig entered the sports-entertainment world under the tutelage of Verne Gagne and crossed paths with some of the most illustrious performers of all time. Most famously, Hennig was among Bruno Sammartino’s challengers for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the hallowed halls of Madison Square Garden.

Though his own career was cut short due to injury, Hennig’s legacy spanned another two generations thanks to his son, the late WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Perfect, and grandson, former Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel.

WWE extends its condolences to Hennig’s family, friends and fans.

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Jeff Jarrett Named “12th Titan” For Thursday Night NFL Game

WWE Hall of Famer and multi-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett served as the honorary ’12th Titan’ for the NFL Thursday Night game between the Tennesse Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

In the Fox television cast of the game, the network also promoted the premiere of SmackDown for October 2019: