Why It Was The Perfect Night To Strap New IC Champion Curtis Axel

Curtis Axel beat Wade Barrett and The Miz in a triple-threat match at WWE Payback to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship for the first time. The finish came when Miz had Barrett locked in the Figure Four leg lock and Axel got in the ring and pinned Barrett.

On April 23, 1990, Axel’s father, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig won the WWF Intercontinental Championship for the first time. 23 years later, on Father’s Day, Axel wins his first.

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