Curtis Axel

Curtis Axel

Curtis Axel

Original Name: Joseph Curtis Henning

Born:  October 1, 1979 (Champlin, Minnesota, United States)

Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)

Debut: July 13, 2007

Joseph Curtis “Joe” Hennig (born October 1, 1979) is an American professional wrestler and actor currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the raw brand under the ring name Curtis Axel. Hennig debuted in WWE in 2010, joining The Nexus under the ring name Michael McGillicutty. He had previously wrestled at their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) and was part of the second season of NXT. In 2011, Hennig won the WWE Tag Team Championship with David Otunga as a member of The New Nexus. In May 2013, Hennig reignited his career under his current ring name, paying tribute to his father “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig and his grandfather Larry “The Axe” Hennig and won the Intercontinental Championship.

Championships and Accomplishments

Florida Championship Wrestling

FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

 FCW Florida Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Gabe Tuft, Heath Miller, Brett DiBiase and Kaval

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

Feud of the Year (2010) the Nexus vs. WWE

Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (2010) as part of The Nexus

Rookie of the Year (2008)

PWI ranked him #47 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2013

World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE

WWE Intercontinental Championship (1 time)

WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with David Otunga

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