This man wants to make his own legend in WWE. Which is why we have taken his father, Mr. Perfect's given name Curt; and we have paid homage to his grandfather Larry "the Axe" Henning and we have bestowed upon him a new name, a new brand in the WWE Universe as... CURTIS AXEL! - Paul Heyman. Raw 5/20/13
Sometimes all it takes is a new name, new look and somebody like Paul Heyman to take you through the illustrious ride of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Last night on Raw, the link above will show you the clip of the former Michael McGillicutty, turn into a new brand, a new name and a new future in pro wrestling. From this point forward, he will be the newest Paul Heyman guy. Reason being, Punk is out at the moment and Brock Lesnar is gone until SummerSlam. On Leave... if you will.
Hence forth, Heyman needed somebody else to look after and guide to the light of success. Mr. Perfect's son is the perfect choice.
From Champlin, Minnesota, he weights in at 227 pounds and registers at 6 foot 3. If you look at his build, Axel doesn't look like someone that could be world champion down the road, but the bloodline suggests otherwise.
Just the name alone brings up a discussion of this man's past, present and future. He is a third-generation superstar as Heyman boastfully proclaimed. Others include Randy Orton, The Rock and Cody Rhodes.
That is quite the brief history of third-generation guys.
What makes Axel different from the rest is like Orton and Rock, Axel has the support. Dwayne Johnson trained with Axel before his WrestleMania 29 bout with John Cena. HHH is very high on the guy, to justify last night's actions.
If you missed Raw, Axel was introduced by Heyman and HHH made his way out to the ring. He called out Axel and the two had a very brief match as the main event. That was HHH's first match on Raw in three years and it was to a guy who has never wrestled singles matched on Raw on a consistent basis.
This piece is here to show you the brief history of Joe Hennig and provide a prediction as to what the future holds for the future champion.
Let's start out where Joe Hennig got his start: World League Wrestling.