Curtis Axel, Joseph Curtis Hennig, had a pretty decent career in the WWE. The 42-year-old signed with the company in 2007 and wrestled at their Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) developmental territory. He won the promotion’s heavyweight and tag team titles.

Axel made his main roster debut alongside The Nexus. He wrestled under the ring name Michael McGillicutty. The company repacked him as Curtis Axel in 2013 as a tribute to his father “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig and grandfather Larry “The Axe” Hennig.

Sean Sapp of Fightful recently confirmed that Axel’s Twitter account was targeted by unidentified hackers. The hackers, claiming to Axel, were trying to sell PS5s to the wrestler’s followers on Twitter.

Axel won the Intercontinental title following his repacking in 2013. He also impersonated WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan’s “Hulkamania” gimmick and turned it into comedy gold.

AxelMania continued to run wild in the WWE for some time. Axel was one of the entrants in the 2015 Royal Rumble but never got a chance to participate in the match as Eric Rowan took his spot by attacking him.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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