Axel speaks to WWE.com about helping The Rock and Brock Lesnar get back into wrestling shape before their respective returns.
I think that I gained some trust within the WWE organization, and they picked me because they had faith in me being safe, not injuring him and really making him step up his game to get his wind ready, and his body back in shape for all the strenuous activity he was about to endure at WrestleMania. So I think they just had trust in me, and I think that’s what it boiled down to.
The Usos retain the WWE Tag Team Championships by defeating Rybaxel on Monday Night RAW. The Usos pick up the pinfall victory at eleven minutes and fifty-five seconds.
Langston retains the WWE Intercontinental Championship in singles action against Axel at Survivor Series. Langston picks up the pinfall victory at five minutes and fifty-seven seconds.
Axel retains the WWE Intercontinental Championship by defeating Kingston in singles competition at Night of Champions. Axel picks up the pinfall victory at thirteen minutes and fifty-five seconds.
Axel retains the WWE Intercontinental Championship at money in the
Bank by defeating The Miz in singles competition. Axel picks up the pinfall victory over Miz at nine minutes and nineteen seconds.
Axel defeats Miz and Barrett in triple threat action at WWE Payback to obtain the Intercontinental Championship. Axel picks up the pinfall victory over Barrett at ten minutes and thirty-five seconds.
Axel is born in Champlin, Minnesota. He is the son of WWE legend, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig and grandson of Larry “The Ax” Hennig. Due to his family’s involvement in wrestling he develops an early interest in the sport.
When I finally won at Payback, man – I just couldn’t stop thinking about my dad. Holding that same Intercontinental Championship that he held. He would bring (it) home and I would hold it and wear it as a kid. I now possess this thing.