Larry Hennig

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Title History

  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Duke Hoffman defeating Nikita & Ivan Kalmikoff [Tournament] (January 15, 1962);
  • NWA Southwest Tag Team titles w/The Viking defeating Ken Lucas & Fritz Von Erich (March 18, 1964);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Harley Race defeating Crusher & Dick the Bruiser (January 30, 1965);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Harley Race defeating Crusher & Vern Gagne (August 7, 1965);
  • IWA (Australia) World Tag Team titles w/Harley Race defeating ??????? (June ??, 1966);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Harley Race defeating Crusher & Dick the Bruiser (January 6, 1967);
  • NWA (Amarillo) Brass Knuckles title defeating Kurt Von Brauner (March 14, 1968);
  • IWA (Japan) World Tag Team titles w/Bob Windham defeating Thunder Sujiyama & Great Kusatsu (November 19, 1970);
  • AWA Midwest Tag Team titles w/Lars Anderson defeating Johnny Valentine Jr. & Jerry Miller (October 16, 1971);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Curt Hennig defeating Matt Borne & Rip Oliver (April 27, 1982);

Career Highlights

  • 1954: Larry Hennig was Minnesota State High School Heavyweight Champion before getting into professional wrestling..
  • August 14, 1970 – AWA Comiskey Park: Larry Hennig defeated Red Bastein..
  • April 27, 1985: The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) vs Larry “The Ax” Hennig & “Crusher” Jerry Blackwell..
  • ~~~Hennig & Blackwell roughed up the Warriors, who until that time, refused to sell moves for their opponents.
  • Larry Hennig now owns “Larry Hennig Real Estate Company” in St. Cloud, Minnesota…
  • July 15, 2006: Larry Hennig was inducted into the International Wrestling Museum Hall of Fame in Newton, Iowa..

    Greg Kelly wrote: Larry the Ax Hennig in Australia — 6/10/66 Larry Hennig d Bill Dromo, 6/17/66 Hennig d Roy Heffernan 2-1, 6/24/66 Mark Lewin & Killer Kowalski d Hennig & Harley Race DQ, 7/2/66 Dom DeNucci & Lewin d Hennig & Race 2-1 to become the first IWA tag champions.