WWE has been releasing or furloughing dozens of people this month during the coronavirus pandemic, in order to maintain their projected record high profit margins.
WWE announced one more release today:
WWE has come to terms on the release of Curtis Axel.— WWE (@WWE) April 30, 2020
WWE wishes him all the best in his future endeavors.
Curtis Axel is the son of Mr. Perfect, Curt Hennig. He was a member of Nexus as Michael McGillicutty around late 2010 and early 2011. He later debuted as Curtis Axel in 2013, flanked by Paul Heyman, in a storyline where he defeated Triple H by inducing dizziness into his opponent. He had some high profile matches against CM Punk later that year, and then quickly fell down the card. Axel was never eliminated from the Royal Rumble match in 2015, and he’s largely been a jobber in a tag team with Bo Dallas over the last couple years.