Curtis Axel

WWE star Curtis Axel issued a statement on Twitter commenting on the passing of his grandfather, Larry “The Axe” Hennig”, on Thursday.

Axel said no one had a “bigger impact on my wrestling career than my Papa Axe”, adding that he was one of his biggest supporters since day one.

As reported yesterday, Hennig passed away after a long illness and kidney failure.

You can check out Axel’s full statement below.