- Born: 10/1/1979 in Champlin, Minnesota
- Birthname: Joseph Curtis Hennig
- Height & Weight: 6'3", 228 Ib
- WWE Intercontinental Championship
- WWE Raw Tag Team Championship – with Bo Dallas
- WWE Tag Team Championship – with David Otunga
- FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship
- FCW Florida Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Gabe Tuft (1), Heath Miller (1), Brett DiBiase (1) and Kaval (1).
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 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. He has since teamed with Bo Dallas as part of The B-Team, with whom he held the Raw Tag Team Championship once with. Axel was released from WWE in April 2020.
w/ David Otunga vs. Kane & Big Show on Raw, May 23rd 2011
vs. Triple H on Raw, May 20th 2013
vs. Chris Jericho on Smackdown, June 7th 2013
vs. Wade Barrett & The Miz at Payback 2013
vs. Brett DiBiase
vs. Tyson Kidd
vs. CM Punk
w/ The Nexus vs. WWE