Tagged: Axl Keegan

Max Bauer, Axl Keegan, Undergoes Name Change

Credit: WWE.com

Credit: WWE.com

I guess I missed this tidbit back in June.

Former NEPW Max Bauer, who signed a WWE Developmental Deal last year, has had his name changed in NXT, WWE’s developmental system.

Bauer, originally named Axl Keegan, had his name changed to Mickey Keegan in June, when he lost to Bo Dallas on an episode of NXT.

Keegan is from Framingham and was trained by WWE Hall of Famer Killer Kowalski. The 6-foot-7, 27-year-old last appeared on NXT in July in a tag-team match with Aiden English, losing to the Wyatt Family.

Keegan’s last New England match came just over a year ago, Aug. 19, 2012, when he partnered with Tommy Dreamer in defeating Matt Taven and Rick Fuller on a Chaotic Wrestling show in Hudson, Mass.

Axl Keegan makes NXT television debut

Axl Keegan, known by many locally as Max Bauer, made his television debut with WWE NXT in a match with Bo Dallas last week. Dallas, the son of Mike Rotunda, won the match with a spear.

Here’s a brief rundown of the match from Wrestleview.com

“Axl is already in the ring for his debut. Bo Dallas gets his introduction. They lock up and Bo is pushed into the corner. He fights back and gets the early offensive. It ends when Axl throws Bo into the turnbuckle. Bo takes some slams and other high power moves and holds. Tony corrects that Axl is from Farmingham, as he was announced as from “Birmingham, MA”. There is no such town. Bo Dallas turns the match in his favor. It leads up to a spear for the pinfall.”

The longtime New England star made his WWE NXT debut last month, teaming with Corey Graves at an NXT house show, defeating the team of Trent Barretta and Ben Satterly, who was formerly known on the independent scene as “Pac.”

After he wrestled in three tag-team matches, Keegan made his singles debut, defeating former Tensai lackey, Sakamoto, in Plant City, Fla.

Keegan’s New England career is legendary. He’s a former three-time Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Champion and a two-time Chaotic Wrestling New England Hvt. Champion. He also held the ECWA Tag Team Championship and is also a forner NECW Triple Crown Hvt. Champion.

In 2008, Bauer won the Triple Crown Hvt. Championship after defeating Rick Fuller and Antonio Thomas in a three-way match. His 672 day title regin is still an NECW record to this day.

Max Bauer (Axl Keegan) makes NXT debut

Max Bauer recently made his NXT debut after signing a developmental contract with WWE.

The longtime New England star teamed with Corey Graves at an NXT house show last month, defeating the team of Trent Barretta and Ben Satterly, who was formerly known on the independent scene as “Pac.”

Bauer will wrestler under the name “Axl Keegan” while with NXT.

After he wrestled in three tag-team matches, Keegan made his singles debut last Saturday, defeating Tensai lackey, Sakamoto, in Plant City, Fla.

Keegan’s New England career is legendary. He’s a former three-time Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Champion and a two-time Chaotic Wrestling New England Hvt. Champion. He also held the ECWA Tag Team Championship and is also a forner NECW Triple Crown Hvt. Champion.

In 2008, Bauer won the Triple Crown Hvt. Championship after defeating Rick Fuller and Antonio Thomas in a three-way match. His 672 day title regin is still an NECW record to this day.