Curtis Axel

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Joseph Curtis Hennig (born October 1, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Curtis Axel.wikipedia
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Curt Hennig

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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.
Hennig is the son of wrestler Larry "The Axe" Hennig, and father of current WWE wrestler Curtis Axel.

David Otunga

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In 2011, Hennig won the WWE Tag Team Championship with David Otunga as a member of The Nexus.
As part of the faction, he became a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion, having one reign each with fellow Nexus members John Cena and Michael McGillicutty.

Larry Hennig

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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 was the father of Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig, and the grandfather of Joe "Curtis Axel" Hennig and Amy "Ms. Perfect" Hennig.

Bo Dallas

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He has since teamed with Bo Dallas as part of The B-Team, with whom he held the Raw Tag Team Championship once.
He has since teamed with Curtis Axel as part of The B-Team, with whom he has held the Raw Tag Team Championship once, and has also had a reign as 24/7 Champion.

Heath Slater

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On September 11, 2008, Hennig and Sebastian Slater defeated Nic Nemeth and Gavin Spears to win the Florida Tag Team Championship.
On September 11, teaming with Joe Hennig, he won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship.

The Usos

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On March 13, The Fortunate Sons lost the championship to The Uso Brothers (Jimmy and Jules).
In March they were joined by Sarona Snuka, who began acting as their manager and on March 13, The Usos defeated The Fortunate Sons (Joe Hennig and Brett DiBiase) to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship.

Brett DiBiase

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Soon afterwards, he formed a tag team with Brett DiBiase known as The Fortunate Sons.
He is a former FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with Joe Hennig as The Fortunate Sons.

Dolph Ziggler

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On September 11, 2008, Hennig and Sebastian Slater defeated Nic Nemeth and Gavin Spears to win the Florida Tag Team Championship.
The pair defeated Colón and Pérez to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship on August 16, but lost it to Heath Miller and Joe Hennig less than a month later.

The Hart Dynasty

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On October 30, Hennig and Slater lost the Tag Team Championship to The New Hart Foundation (DH Smith and TJ Wilson).
With Neidhart's (renamed Natalya) help them win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship on October 30, 2008, by defeating Joe Hennig and Heath Slater.

Shawn Spears

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On September 11, 2008, Hennig and Sebastian Slater defeated Nic Nemeth and Gavin Spears to win the Florida Tag Team Championship.
Nearly a month later, Nemeth and Spears lost the title to Joe Hennig and Heath Miller on September 11.

Florida Championship Wrestling

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He had previously wrestled at their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) and was part of the second season of NXT.

Davey Boy Smith Jr.

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On October 30, Hennig and Slater lost the Tag Team Championship to The New Hart Foundation (DH Smith and TJ Wilson).
On October 30, Smith won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship with TJ Wilson, defeating Joe Hennig and Sebastian Slater, but they lost it to Tyler Reks and Johnny Curtis on December 11, 2008 at the FCW television taping.

FCW Florida Tag Team Championship

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On September 11, 2008, Hennig and Sebastian Slater defeated Nic Nemeth and Gavin Spears to win the Florida Tag Team Championship.
Joe Hennig/Michael McGillicutty, hold most reigns by a single competitor, with four.

Sheamus

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On November 20, Hennig challenged Sheamus O'Shaunessy for the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship, but the match ended in a double disqualification.
He defended the title against Hager on 23 October and took on a number of competitors, with Eric Escobar and Joe Hennig consistently earning themselves into contention.

Bray Wyatt

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On August 9, the rookies appeared in a six-man tag team match on Raw, in which McGillicutty teamed with Alex Riley and Husky Harris to defeat Kaval, Lucky Cannon, and Percy Watson.
At the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view on October 4, a disguised Harris and Michael McGillicutty interfered in a match between John Cena and Wade Barrett, and helped Barrett win, forcing Cena to join Barrett's faction The Nexus per the pre-match stipulation.

Alex Riley

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On August 9, the rookies appeared in a six-man tag team match on Raw, in which McGillicutty teamed with Alex Riley and Husky Harris to defeat Kaval, Lucky Cannon, and Percy Watson.
In the second poll on the July 27 episode of NXT, Riley moved up to third place, behind Michael McGillicutty and Kaval.

Eric Pérez

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Hennig had another chance to win the title on December 11 when he participated in a fatal four-way match for the championship, but Eric Escobar won the match and the title in the process.
On December 11, Pérez won the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship, defeating Sheamus O'Shaunessy (Stephen Farrelly), Joe Hennig and Drew McIntyre in a fatal four-way match.

Sin Cara

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On July 15 Hennig, now using the name Michael McGillicutty, teamed with Kaval to win the tag team titles for the fourth time from Los Aviadores (Hunico and Epico).
On July 15 Los Aviadores lost the tag team titles to Kaval and Michael McGillicutty, but regained the titles the following day in a rematch.

Epico Colón

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On July 15 Hennig, now using the name Michael McGillicutty, teamed with Kaval to win the tag team titles for the fourth time from Los Aviadores (Hunico and Epico).
On July 15 Los Aviadores lost the tag team titles to Kaval and Michael McGillicutty, but regained the titles the following day in a rematch.

WWE NXT

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He had previously wrestled at their developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) and was part of the second season of NXT. Hennig took part in the second season of NXT, using the ring name Michael McGillicutty, with Kofi Kingston as his pro.

Drew McIntyre

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On the October 20 episode of Superstars, McGillicutty and Drew McIntyre lost a non-title match to the WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom.
The Empire lost the championship on 17 July to Joe Hennig and Gabe Tuft.

Kofi Kingston

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Hennig took part in the second season of NXT, using the ring name Michael McGillicutty, with Kofi Kingston as his pro.
On the August 22 episode Raw, Kingston won the WWE Tag Team Championship with Evan Bourne, when they defeated David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty.

The Miz

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After six consecutive victories, McGillicutty suffered his first loss on the August 3 episode of NXT, when he was defeated by pro The Miz.
In October, Miz defeated John Cena (after interference from Husky Harris and Michael McGillicutty) to become the captain of Team Raw, but Team Raw (composed of Miz, R-Truth, John Morrison, Santino Marella, Sheamus, CM Punk and Ezekiel Jackson) were unsuccessful in defeating Team SmackDown at the Bragging Rights pay-per-view.

Lucky Cannon

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He made his in-ring debut on the following edition of NXT, teaming with Kingston in a tag team match, where they defeated Mark Henry and Lucky Cannon.
He teamed with Scotty Goldman to defeat Kaleb O'Neal and Lawrence Knight, and with Joe Hennig to defeat The Dudebusters (Trent Barreta and Caylen Croft).

Low Ki

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On July 15 Hennig, now using the name Michael McGillicutty, teamed with Kaval to win the tag team titles for the fourth time from Los Aviadores (Hunico and Epico).
On July 15, Kaval and Michael McGillicutty defeated Los Aviadores (Hunico and Epico) to win the Florida Tag Team Championship.