Known for wrestling with The Nexus in WWE, he became an Intercontinental Champion and WWE Tag Team Champion.
He made his professional debut for World League Wrestling in 2007.
He was voted Most Hated Wrestler of the Year for 2010 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
Both his father, Curt Hennig, known as Mr. Perfect, and his grandfather, Larry Hennig, known as The Axe, were professional wrestlers. He had three sons with his wife.
He won the 2011 WWE Tag Team Championship alongside David Otunga.