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Joseph Curtis Hennig
BornOctober 1, 1979
FromChamplin, Minnesota,

United States

Professional wrestling career

Ring NameMichael McGillicutty
Curtis Axel
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight228 lb (103 kg)
Trained byCurt Hennig
Harley Race
Brad Rheingans


Joseph Curtis "Joe" Hennig (October 1, 1979), better known by his Curtis Axel, a American professional wrestler and actor who performed in FCW, NXT and WWE. 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 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.