WWE: Former superstar believes WWE wasted Randy Orton-like superstar

WWE: "Let him be a third-generation superstar, which he should be, up there with Randy Orton," said Charlie Haas

By Web Desk
June 02, 2022
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KARACHI: Charlie Haas believes Curtis Axel could have been a great star like Randy Orton if WWE had handled him differently.

Axel, real name Joe Hennig, is the son of Hall of Famer "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig. The 42-year-old was given the name Michael McGillicutty in 2010 before being renamed Curtis Axel in 2013.

Haas, a three-time WWE Tag Team Champion, is perplexed as to why Axel's family history was overlooked earlier in his career.

Speaking to Inside The Ropes' Liam Alexander-Stewart, he said: "Joe Hennig, Curt Hennig's son, third-generation wrestler, how in the hell can you go out and be a McGillicutty? If you don't feel comfortable in your own skin, how can you go out and get that guy over? Let him be Joe Hennig. Let him be a third-generation superstar, which he should be, up there with Randy Orton."

After 13 years in WWE, Axel was released on April 30, 2020. He recently rejoined the firm as a producer.