Curtis Axel

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Curtis Axel

Axel Gabriel at WrestleMania XXX week on April 3, 2014
Ring name(s) Joe Hennig
Michael McGillicutty
Curtis Axel
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight 228 lb (103 kg)
Born October 1, 1979 (1979-10-01) (age 35)
Champlin, Minnesota
Resides Minneapolis, Minnesota
Billed from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Trained by Curt Hennig
Brad Rheingans
Harley Race
Debut July 13, 2007

Joseph Curtis "Joe" Hennig (born October 1, 1979) is an American professional wrestler. He is better known by his ring name Curtis Axel and previous ring name Michael McGillicutty. He currently works for the WWE. He is a former Intercontinental Champion and former WWE Tag Team Champion with David Otunga. He was also a member of the The New Nexus which was led by CM Punk.

Axel was born in in Champlin, Minnesota. His father was "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig and his grandfather is Larry "The Axe" Hennig. He chose his ring name Curtis Axel as a tribute to them.

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