Curtis Axel Talks Pressure From Being Third-Generation Star, His Goal To Accomplish Something Father Never Did

Chris Cash

Curtis AxelIntercontinental Champion Curtis Axel spoke with Slam! Sports recently to promote WWE's live event in Montreal next week. Below are some of the highlights: 

On the pressure of being a third-generation star: 

"It's not really pressure," Axel said. "First of, every time a second or third generation wrestler comes in the WWE, there's always some pressure because of their dad's legacy, but it's not more now than when I first started as Michael McGillicutty. At the time, I had to prove myself. Now, my talent has been recognized, I was able to prove myself so the name doesn't add any pressure. I just do my things and do the best I can."

On winning the Intercontinental Championship:

"Winning the title was huge for me but also for all my family, my grandpa. It was a very big deal for me. And now, my next goal is to do something my dad never did and is to win the WWE championship."

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