Curtis Axel

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Curtis Axel

Axel at WrestleMania 31 Axxess on March 28, 2015
Born October 1, 1979 (1979-10-01) (age 37)
Champlin, Minnesota
Lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Joe Hennig
Michael McGillicutty
Curtis Axel
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
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 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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