Looks like he really is going to go, go, go. WWE has announced that they have come to terms on the release of Curtis Axel. Axel, whose real name is Joe Hennig, is the son of Hall of Famer Curt Hennig, who was also known as Mr. Perfect.
Axel was last seen on WWE programming on the February 28 episode of Smackdown, when he wrestled Daniel Bryan in a losing effort. Prior to that, he and Bo Dallas, who were known as the “B-Team”, competed on the October 31, 2019 “Crown Jewel” pay-per-view as a part of the Tag Team Turmoil match.
After being trained by his father Curt Hennig, Harley Race, and Brad Rheingans, the grandson of Larry Hennig signed with WWE in 2007 after a short time in World League Wrestling. He spent nearly four years in developmental in Florida Championship Wrestling before competing on the second season of NXT under the name Michael McGillicutty.
After a WWE tag title run with David Otunga, he returned to NXT for several years and was called up again in 2013 under the Axel name and with Paul Heyman as a manager. Through the subsequent years, he was packaged with several teams and gimmicks including RybAxel (with Ryback), The Social Outcasts, The Meta Powers (with Damien Sandow), the Miztourage, and finally, the B Team with which he also held the Raw tag team titles.
As of this writing, Axel hasn’t posted about the release on social media.
Check out this classic B-Team moment:
I was always sad that The B-Team didn’t get more opportunities to shine; I thought that they were quite entertaining together. However, I hope that this leads to other things for Curtis Axel as he is a talented performer!
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