Curt Hennig

Curt Hennig

Curtis Michael "Curt" Hennig was an American professional wrestler, manager and color commentator who performed under his real name for the American Wrestling Association (AWA), WWE, World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). In WWE, he found his greatest success as Mr. Perfect, a nickname introduced in his second run with the company which gradually became his official ring name. Hennig used the same ring name in his third and final run, however, his real name was widely acknowledged. He was the son of wrestler Larry "The Axe" Hennig, and father to current WWE superstar Joe "Curtis Axel" Hennig. Hennig is recognized by WWE as a one-time world champion, having held the AWA World Heavyweight Championship for 373 days (the seventh-longest reign in history). He won three additional world championships: the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship once, and the i-Generation World Heavyweight Championship twice. A two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, Hennig has been named by WWE as one of the greatest Intercontinental Champions of all time, and was the longest-reigning champion of the 1990s. In addition to winning multiple championships in WCW during the late 1990s, he served as the enforcer of the Four Horsemen, a member of the New World Order, and leader of stable and country music group, West Texas Rednecks, who recorded the tongue-in-cheek song, "Rap is Crap", later described by WWE as a "stunningly popular and infectious earworm." Hennig returned to WWE for a brief period in 2002, being one of the last three men remaining at the Royal Rumble. He later challenged for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in TNA, prior to his death on February 10, 2003. WCW described Hennig as "one of the best all-round competitors this business has ever produced"; WWE, in a posthumous publication, hailed him as a "flawless technician" who "brought the Intercontinental Title a new level of credibility during his two reigns and set a higher standard for technical wrestling in WWE." He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 by former Major League Baseball third baseman, and longtime friend, Wade Boggs. A number of Hennig's peers consider him to be one of the greatest in-ring performers of all time; former on-screen rival Hulk Hogan remarked: "Everybody would check their egos at the door when they came to a building that Curt Hennig was in, because you couldn't out-work him, you couldn't outshine him and you couldn't out-perform him. He was the best of the best." On February 10, 2003, Hennig was found dead in a Florida hotel room. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office declared acute cocaine intoxication to be the cause of his death. His father said that steroids and painkillers also contributed to his death. WWE aired a video tribute as well as words from friends and former co-workers Jerry "The King" Lawler and Jim Ross on Raw following the news of Hennig's death. TNA paid tribute to Hennig by displaying his wrestling singlet and a framed photo as he was employed by TNA at the time of his death. A tribute song about Hennig, "My Perfect Friend", was featured on the 2003 "Macho Man" Randy Savage album Be a Man. Other peers including Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels have also commended Hennig's in-ring talents.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA
    Birthday
    3/28/1958
The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect
The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect
6.7
Superstars of Yesteryear
Superstars of Yesteryear
0
AWA Christmas Night 1987
0
WWE Invasion of the Bodyslammers
WWE Invasion of the Bodyslammers
0
WWE SuperTape vol. 3
WWE SuperTape vol. 3
10
AWA Christmas Show 1987
0
WCW World War 3 1997
WCW World War 3 1997
7
WCW Fall Brawl 1997
WCW Fall Brawl 1997
0
AWA SuperClash II
10
Rodman Downunder
Rodman Downunder
0
WWE Hall of Fame 2007
WWE Hall of Fame 2007
9.2
Battle of the WWE Superstars
Battle of the WWE Superstars
0
WWF: WrestleFest '93
WWF: WrestleFest '93
0
Fan Favorites
Fan Favorites
0
WWE Royal Rumble 1990
WWE Royal Rumble 1990
6.6
Brock Lesnar: Eat, Sleep. Conquer. Repeat
Brock Lesnar: Eat, Sleep. Conquer. Repeat
8.8
The Lost Episodes of the XWF
The Lost Episodes of the XWF
0
AWA Battle by the Bay
0
WWE King of the Ring 1996
WWE King of the Ring 1996
9
WWF SuperTape vol. 2
WWF SuperTape vol. 2
0
Bret "Hit Man" Hart: His Greatest Matches
Bret "Hit Man" Hart: His Greatest Matches
0
WWE Survivor Series 1992
WWE Survivor Series 1992
8.4
WWE The Main Event IV
0
PNW 60th Anniversary Wrestling Extravaganza
0
WCW Souled Out 1999
WCW Souled Out 1999
0
WWE: The Best of the Intercontinental Championship
WWE: The Best of the Intercontinental Championship
10
Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man
Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man
10
WWE March to WrestleMania VIII
0
WWE WrestleMania IX
WWE WrestleMania IX
6.6
WWE: The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA
WWE: The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA
9.8
WWE SummerSlam 1991
WWE SummerSlam 1991
8.2
WCW Starrcade 1997
WCW Starrcade 1997
6
WCW Bash at The Beach 1998
WCW Bash at The Beach 1998
9
WCW Uncensored 1998
WCW Uncensored 1998
10
WWE: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the '90s
WWE: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the '90s
6.9
WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 1
10
It's Good To Be The King: The Jerry Lawler Story
It's Good To Be The King: The Jerry Lawler Story
9.3
WWE Royal Rumble 1989
WWE Royal Rumble 1989
5.5
WWE SummerSlam 1992
WWE SummerSlam 1992
9.1
WWE WrestleMania X
WWE WrestleMania X
7.9
WCW Clash of The Champions XXXV
WCW Clash of The Champions XXXV
5.5
WWE WrestleFest '90
WWE WrestleFest '90
0
WCW/nWo Superstar Series - nWo 4 Life
WCW/nWo Superstar Series - nWo 4 Life
0
WWE SummerSlam 1990
WWE SummerSlam 1990
6.3
WCW Uncensored 1999
WCW Uncensored 1999
0
Bret Hart: The Dungeon Collection
Bret Hart: The Dungeon Collection
10
WWE SummerSlam Fever
0
WWE King of the Ring 1993
WWE King of the Ring 1993
8.4
WWE SummerSlam 1993
WWE SummerSlam 1993
6.2
WWE U.K. Rampage 1993
WWE U.K. Rampage 1993
9
WCW Bash at The Beach 1997
WCW Bash at The Beach 1997
9
WCW Halloween Havoc 1997
WCW Halloween Havoc 1997
0
AWA: Brawl in St. Paul
AWA: Brawl in St. Paul
0
WWE World Tour 1991
WWE World Tour 1991
0
WWE WrestleMania VI
WWE WrestleMania VI
8.4
AWA StarCage
8.5
WWE Global Warfare
WWE Global Warfare
0
WWE Wrestling's Hottest Matches
WWE Wrestling's Hottest Matches
0
WCW Road Wild 1997
WCW Road Wild 1997
6
WWE: Edge: A Decade of Decadence
WWE: Edge: A Decade of Decadence
6.9
Owen Hart of Gold
Owen Hart of Gold
7.2
WWE Survivor Series Showdown '89
5.9
Living On A Razor's Edge: The Scott Hall Story
Living On A Razor's Edge: The Scott Hall Story
6
WWE WrestleMania VII
WWE WrestleMania VII
7.3
WCW Road Wild 1998
WCW Road Wild 1998
8
WCW Fall Brawl 1998
WCW Fall Brawl 1998
0
Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living
Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living
0
WWE Royal Rumble 1991
WWE Royal Rumble 1991
7.8
WWE Survivor Series 1990
WWE Survivor Series 1990
8.2
WCW The Great American Bash 1999
WCW The Great American Bash 1999
0
WCW Mayhem 1999
WCW Mayhem 1999
0
WWE: Bret 'Hitman' Hart - The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be
WWE: Bret 'Hitman' Hart - The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be
7.8
AWA: WrestleRock '86
AWA: WrestleRock '86
10
WWE Survivor Series 1988
WWE Survivor Series 1988
8.5
WCW Road Wild 1999
WCW Road Wild 1999
6
WCW SuperBrawl IX
WCW SuperBrawl IX
0
WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit
WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit
0
WWE Survivor Series 1989
WWE Survivor Series 1989
7.9
WWF Smack 'Em, Whack 'Em
WWF Smack 'Em, Whack 'Em
0
WWE SummerSlam 1989
WWE SummerSlam 1989
6.5
WWE: The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary
WWE: The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary
9.5
WWE: The History Of The Intercontinental Championship
WWE: The History Of The Intercontinental Championship
7.3
AJPW Giant Baba Memorial Spectacular
0
WWE In Your House 11: Buried Alive
WWE In Your House 11: Buried Alive
8.5
WWE WrestleMania V
WWE WrestleMania V
7.2
WCW Starrcade 1999
WCW Starrcade 1999
0
WCW Slamboree 2000
WCW Slamboree 2000
10
WWE March to WrestleMania IX
WWE March to WrestleMania IX
0
WCW Spring Stampede 1998
WCW Spring Stampede 1998
10
WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden
WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden
9.2
Legends Never Die
0
MECW Inaugural Show
0
WWE Grudges, Gripes & Grunts
WWE Grudges, Gripes & Grunts
0
WWE SuperTape vol. 4
WWE SuperTape vol. 4
0
Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows
Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows
7.5
WWE: Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology
WWE: Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology
10
WWE Invasion '92
WWE Invasion '92
0
WWF SuperTape
WWF SuperTape
0
WWE U.K. Fan Favourites
WWE U.K. Fan Favourites
0
WWE WrestleFest
WWE WrestleFest
5
Bad Guys
Bad Guys
10
WWE Royal Rumble 1993
WWE Royal Rumble 1993
7.9
WCW The Great American Bash 1998
WCW The Great American Bash 1998
8
WCW Starrcade 1998
WCW Starrcade 1998
0
WWE Rampage '91
WWE Rampage '91
0
WWE Superstars & Stripes Forever: The March to WrestleMania VII
WWE Superstars & Stripes Forever: The March to WrestleMania VII
0
WWE SummerSlam Spectacular 1992
0
2nd Annual Battle of the WWE Superstars
2nd Annual Battle of the WWE Superstars
10
Ready to Rumble
Ready to Rumble
5.3
WCW Fall Brawl 1999
WCW Fall Brawl 1999
1
3rd Annual Battle of the WWE Superstars
3rd Annual Battle of the WWE Superstars
10
WCW Bash at The Beach 1999
WCW Bash at The Beach 1999
10
WWE Wrestling Grudge Matches
WWE Wrestling Grudge Matches
0
AWA: SuperClash '85
AWA: SuperClash '85
7.9
WWE WrestleMania VIII
WWE WrestleMania VIII
8.1
WWE Royal Rumble 2002
WWE Royal Rumble 2002
7.2
WWE Survivor Series 1991
WWE Survivor Series 1991
7.8
WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event
WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event
10
The True Story of WrestleMania
The True Story of WrestleMania
8.3
WWE: The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness
WWE: The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness
9.2
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time
WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time
8.3
AWA Christmas Show 1984
0
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