Found July 19, 2013 on Wrestling-Edge.com:
WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel was interviewed by The Phoenix NewTimes. Here are some highlights:If he hated the name Michael McGillicutty: “Let me ask you a question. Would you like it if your name was Michael McGillicutty?… When I first heard about it, it was actually through text back when I was down wrestling with FCW through NXT and they said they were changing my name to Michael McGillicutty. And I thought they were just playing a joke on me. But no. I found out it was reality when I started my season at NXT and it kind of broke my heart, but I was excited to get to the main roster. That’s all that mattered to me.“I still would get embarrassed when people say, ‘You’re a wrestler?’ And then they’d ask what my stage name was and I was pretty embarrassed when I had to say ‘Michael McGillicutty.’ I didn’t really like the name, but I’m glad that’s gone and I’ll never do that again.”If he has been working on his mic skills: “I don’t know where that comes from. I ju
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