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Joe Hennig
Ring name(s) Joe Hennig
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[1][2]
Billed weight 235 lb (107 kg)[1][2]
Born October 1, 1978 (1978-10-01) (age 31)
Champlin, Minnesota[1][2][3]
Trained by Curt Hennig[2]
Brad Rheingans[1][3]
Harley Race[1][2]
Debut July 13, 2007[1][2]

Joseph Curtis "Joe" Hennig[2] (born October 1, 1979)[4] is an American professional wrestler, currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and working in their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). He is one-half of the current FCW Florida Tag Team Champions with Brett DiBiase.

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Professional wrestling career

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World League Wrestling (2007–2008)

Hennig made his professional debut on July 13, 2007 in Waterloo, Iowa for World League Wrestling (WLW), teaming with Ted DiBiase, Jr. to defeat Dinn T. Moore and Branden Tatum by disqualification.[1][2] Hennig later went on an nine-month winning streak in WLW before suffering his first singles loss to "Wild" Wade Chism.

Florida Championship Wrestling (2008–present)

On March 31, 2007, Hennig along with his mother, siblings, and his grandfather represented his father "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig at the 2007 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony by accepting the award on his behalf. On the October 26, 2007 episode of SmackDown, Hennig teamed with Steve Fender in a loss to Jesse and Festus.[5]

Hennig signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment and was assigned to its developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). On September 11, 2008, Hennig and Sebastian Slater defeated Nic Nemeth and Gavin Spears to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship in Tampa, Florida. On October 30, Hennig and Slater lost the Tag Team Championship to The New Hart Foundation (DH Smith and TJ Wilson).[6]

On November 20, Hennig challenged Sheamus O'Shaunessy for the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship but it ended in a double disqualification. A rematch was made, but Hennig was again disqualified. Hennig had another chance to win the title on December 11 when he participated in a fatal four-way match for the championship, but Eric Escobar won the match, and the title. Hennig defeated Escobar on February 26 at a TV taping and won the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship.[7] On the April 5, 2009 episode of FCW it was announced that Hennig had suffered a serious injury and therefore he had surrendered his FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship.[citation needed]

He returned to FCW in late June.[8] He formed a tag team with Brett DiBiase known as The Fortunate Sons. On January 14, 2010, The Fortunate Sons won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship by defeating The Dudebusters.[9]

Personal life

Hennig is a third generation professional wrestler; his grandfather Larry "The Axe" Hennig and father "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig were both professional wrestlers.[8] His sister Amy is also a professional wrestler.[2]

Hennig and his wife welcomed a son, Brock, in June 2009.[8]

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "WLW Profile". World League Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2008-01-01. http://web.archive.org/web/20080101181742/http://www.harleyrace.com/wlw/profhennig.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Online World of Wrestling Profile". Online World of Wrestling. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/profiles/j/joe-hennig.html. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Profile". gerweck.net. http://www.gerweck.net/joehennig.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  4. ^ Offical MySpace
  5. ^ DiFino, Lennie (2007-10-26). "Cyber Sunday is one click away". World Wrestling Entertainment. http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/archive/10262007/. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  6. ^ Varsallone, Jim (2008-11-26). "Wrestling tradition continues with confident Smith". Miami Herald. Archived from the original on 2009-02-14. http://www.webcitation.org/5eaQ3TiHz. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  7. ^ a b "Florida Championship Wrestling (2009) - February 26, 2009 – Florida Championship Wrestling - TV Taping (airing 3/15)". Online World of Wrestling. 2009-02-26. http://www.onlineworldofwrestling.com/results/fcw/_2009/. 
  8. ^ a b c Aldren, Mike. "Daily wrestling news and gossip". The Sun. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/2512450/Wrestling-News-and-Gossip-from-The-Sun-Mike-Aldrens-WGN-Wrestling-Globe-Newsletter.html. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
  9. ^ a b Gerweck, Steve (2010-01-15). "FCW crowns new tag champions". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/news2009/1263579090.php?style=dark. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  10. ^ "Cagematch profile". http://www.cagematch.de/?id=2&nr=5271. 
  11. ^ Pro Wrestling Illustrated 30 (3): 62–63. 2009. 

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