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.