Joe Hennig, known to WWE fans as Curtis Axel, is the latest Superstar to be released by the promotion.
WWE has come to terms on the release of Curtis Axel.
WWE wishes him all the best in his future endeavors.
— WWE (@WWE) April 30, 2020
Axel is the son of WWE Hall of Famer “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, and grandson of wrestling legend Larry “The Axe” Hennig. He joined WWE in 2007 as a member of the developmental Florida Championship Wrestling, before appearing on Raw as a member of CM Punk’s New Nexus stable. In his time with WWE, he has held the Intercontinental Championship once and the Tag Team Championships twice, as a member of the New Nexus with David Otunga and as a member of the B-Team with Bo Dallas.
This is the latest in a large list of releases by WWE since the COVID-19 pandemic. Over two dozen Superstars have now been released, and many producers and backstage agents have been placed on furlough.
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