Curtis Axel

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Curtis Axel
Axel at WrestleMania 31 Axxess on March 28, 2015
Born (1979-10-01) October 1, 1979 (age 39)
Champlin, Minnesota
Lives inMinneapolis, Minnesota
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Joe Hennig
Michael McGillicutty
Curtis Axel
Billed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed fromMinneapolis, Minnesota
Trained byCurt Hennig
Brad Rheingans
Harley Race
DebutJuly 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 New Nexus which was led by CM Punk.

Axel was born 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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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Champions Roll Call: Florida Heavyweight Title". Florida Championship Wrestling. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  2. "Achievement Awards: Feud of the Year". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  3. "Achievement Awards: Most Hated". Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  4. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2013". Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  5. "Intercontinental Championship - Curtis Axel (June 16, 2013 - November 18, 2013)". WWE. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  6. "WWE Tag Team Championships - David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty (May 23, 2011 - August 22, 2011)". WWE. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  7. "Saluting the Slammys". WWE. Retrieved 2014-01-02.

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