Joseph Curtis Hennig is an American professional wrestler best known for his work with WWE as Curtis Axel. He is a former WWE Tag Team and Intercontinental Champion.
In 2007, Henning signed with WWE and began working at FCW. He spent a few years working for developmental territories. In 2010, they featured him in the second season of NXT. At Hell in a Cell, Henning assisted Wade Barrett to defeat John Cena. On RAW, he made his debut as Michael McGillicutty and joined The Nexus. In 2011, he and David Otunga won the WWE Tag Team Championship. After losing the titles to Air Boom, they moved him back to NXT. In 2012, he went back to NXT. He spent a year working with the developmental talent. He teamed up with Johnny Curtis to face Team Hell No and lost.
In 2013, Hennig returned as Curtis Axel and was managed by Paul Heyman. At Payback, he won the Intercontinental Championship. In November, he lost the title to Big E. He spent the rest of the year teaming up with Ryback and feuded against CM Punk. In 2015, he was involved in a comedic gimmick with Damien Sandow and called themselves The Meta Powers. In 2016, he joined The Social Outcast. They used the stable for squash matches and never got a push in the company.
In June, Axel and Dallas formed an alliance with The Miz called The Miztourage. The duo assisted The Miz on various occasions. In 2018, the duo split with The Miz as he was drafted to SmackDown. The team was renamed as B-Team. At Extreme Rules, The B-Team defeated Deleters of the World to win the RAW Tag Team Championship. The team spent the next two years in the tag team division before being released from the company.