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Curtis Axel
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Height 6ft 3in
Weight 228lbs
From Minneapolis, Minnesota
Debut 29th January 2012
Brand NXT
Season 1 Record 4-9
Season 2 Record 2-1
Season 3 Record 1-8
Season 4 Record 7-6

Curtis Axel is a member of the NXT roster as of 2016. He has held two championships throughout his WTX Universe career. He was 1/2 of the first ever WWE Tag Team Champions alongside partner David Otunga. Axel is also a current reigning NXT Tag Team Champion with his father, Mr. Perfect.

Career

Michael McGillicutty and WWE Tag Team Champions with Otunga (2012)

On January 29th 2012 Michael McGillicutty alongside tag partner David Otunga were declared the first ever WWE Tag Team Champions, at the event he was given an opporunity against Intercontinental Champion Randy Orton for his championship. McGillicutty failed to capture the championship getting defeaten by Orton in 2 minutes.

McGillicutty defended his WWE Tag Team Championship alongside partner David Otunga for the first time at Elimination Chamber (2012) retaining via DQ against The Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Jr.) the reason for the disqualification was never actually given however.

McGillicutty teamed with Otunga once again at Wrestlemania XXVII to defend their WWE Tag Team Championships against Raw's own World Tag Team Champions Big Show & Kane, Otunga & McGillicutty got the upset win to retain their championships.

Despite the WWE Tag Team Championships belonging to SmackDown, new Raw tag team Team D-Z (a team consisting of Daniel Bryan & Dolph Ziggler) were given a shot at Otunga & McGillicutty at Extreme Rules in a Table Match, D-Z ended up winning the match ending Otunga & McGillicutty's reign as champions.

Return as Curtis Axel (2013-2015)

Axel returned a year later on the July 29th 2013 edition of RAW, he defeated Chavo Guerrero in his return match. At NXT TakeOver II, Axel faced and defeated David Otunga in a loser must retire match.

Perfection (2015-2016)

On December 25th, Axel formed a tag team with his father Mr. Perfect titled Perfection, with Axel then defeating Cesaro on Main Event to qualify for the 2016 Royal Rumble match.

NXT Tag Team Champion & Return to Singles Competition (2016-2017)

In March, Axel and Mr. Perfect earned a shot at the NXT Tag Team Championship, held by Heath Slater & PJ Black. At WrestleMania V, Perfection defeated Slater & Black in a Steel Cage Match to win their first championships together. Following the draft, Axel & Perfect entered a small feud with Lucha Dragons, retaining their championships against them on an episode of NXT. On the April 20th edition of NXT, The United Kingdom earned a shot at Perfection's championship. The match will took place on the 4th May with Perfection retaining their championships.

At TakeOver: Dallas, Perfection lost the championships to The Outsiders, with Perfect sustaining injuries and being released from the WTX Universe. Axel would not be given a rematch and return to singles competition. On July 2nd, Axel competed in a contenders match for the WTX Championship against Adam Rose as the winner of the match, Bo Dallas.

At New Years Revolution, Axel was voted into a Hardcore Championship match, challenging Chad Gable, the match saw Gable pin Axel following a Bridging Side Suplex on the outside area for the pinfall.

SmackDown (2017-present)

On April 2nd 2017, Axel was drafted from ECW to SmackDown as part of the 2017 Draft.

Championships and Accomplishments

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