WWE News: Former NXT Rookie Comments on his Future?

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IMarch 6, 2012

Photo: prowrestling.wikia.com
Photo: prowrestling.wikia.com

Michael McGillicutty, AKA Joseph Hennig, grandson of Larry “The Ax” Hennig and son of iconic WWE superstar Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig posted an interesting comment on his official Twitter account.

McGillicutty posted the following:

@WWEMcGillicutty Michael McGillicutty
Not gonna lie... I'm getting excited about all this "End of an Era" talk...

Some wrestling fans would see this as McGillicutty commenting on the upcoming Hell in a Cell Match between the Undertaker and Triple H.

The “End of an Era” is referencing 'Takers’ iconic WrestleMania winning streak of 19-0 and the possibility of Triple H ending that streak.

But McGillicutty could be commenting on his future and the future of the up-and-coming WWE superstars like him that will carry the company to a new generation. 

The “era” that he is referring to could be WWE superstars like the Undertaker and Triple H that have carried the WWE for decades, and their final stop is at WrestleMania.  An old era will be going out, and a new era that he will be a part of will just be beginning.

A large number of wrestling fans had high hopes for the son of Mr. Perfect, but since his debut in the WWE in 2010, McGillicutty has been on a proverbial roller coaster in terms of his success in the company. His career certainly has had its ups and downs.

After The Nexus dissolved, McGillicutty teamed up with David Otunga and while they did defeat Kane and The Big Show in May of 2011 to capture the WWE Tag Team Championship, their title reign was less than stellar.

McGillicutty and Otunga lost the titles three months later to Air Boom, and after a brief, but forgettable feud with Jerry Lawler, they parted ways and McGillicutty became a singles competitor.

He was relegated to NXT and WWE Superstars, but his massive losing streak on those shows certainly did not help his career.

This Twitter comment could be a window into his desire to become a future top contender in the WWE.