WWE announced Curtis Axel has been released from the company.
The company posted a statement on WWE.com which reads as follows:
WWE has come to terms on the release of Curtis Axel.
We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
Axel, the son of “Mr. Perfect” aka Curt Hennig, signed a developmental deal with WWE in 2007. Hennig then took part in the second season of NXT as Michael McGillicutty. The wrestler was repackaged in 2013 as Curtis Axel on RAW to pay homage to father and grandfather, Larry ‘The Axe’ Hennig, with Paul Heyman as his manager. That eventually ended though.
Axel was additionally part of the Social Outcasts and most recently the B-Team with Bo Dallas.
The 40-year-old wrestler is a one-time Intercontinental champion and two-time tag champ.
As we previously reported, WWE is cutting talent in an effort save money due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the company. Additional wrestlers released this month include Rusev, EC3, Lio Rush, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins.