Joe Hennig, now Michael McGillicutty on NXT, commented on his name change on Twitter.
“A lot of folks are asking about my “name”. Lets face it: Michael McGillicutty is the next generation of the WWE, the next World Champion…While on the other hand Joe Hennig was simply the son of Mr. Perfect…I will make a mark in the WWE & on NXT by MYSELF, not my name.”
Hennig is the son of WWE Hall of Famer, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig.