Curtis Michael Hennig

Curtis Michael 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), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). In the WWF, 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 (formerly the WWF) 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 WWF 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 the WWF 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.
Name Curtis Michael Hennig
Also Known As Mr. Perfect, Curt Hennig
Birthday 1958-03-28
Deathday 2003-02-10
Gender Male
IMDB Curtis Michael Hennig profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA
As: Mr. Perfect
1992-08-29
WWE SummerSlam 1992...
As: Himself
1997-11-23
WCW World War 3 1997...
As: Unknown
2008-09-09
The Life and Times o...
As: Unknown
2008-09-09
WWE: The Life and Ti...
As: Unknown
2003-07-01
Superstars of Yester...
As: Mr. Perfect
1993-06-13
WWE King of the Ring...
As: Himself
1997-12-28
WCW Starrcade 1997...
As: Curt Hennig
1987-05-02
AWA Superclash II...
As: Unknown
2006-06-01
Rodman Downunder...
As: Unknown
2005-07-10
The Lost Episodes of...
As: Himself
1999-01-17
WCW Souled Out 1999...
As: Mr. Perfect
2016-10-11
Brock Lesnar: Eat, S...
As: Himself
1997-09-14
WCW Fall Brawl 1997...
As: Himself
2006-01-01
WWE: The Spectacular...
As: Mr. Perfect
1991-03-24
WWE WrestleMania VII...
As: Mr. Perfect
1993-04-04
WWE WrestleMania IX...
As: Mr. Perfect
1990-01-21
WWE Royal Rumble 199...
As: Himself
1998-03-15
WCW Uncensored 1998...
As: Himself
1998-07-12
WCW Bash at the Beac...
As: Unknown
2018-05-29
Randy Savage Unrelea...
As: Himself
1999-03-14
WCW Uncensored 1999...
As: Mr. Perfect
1989-11-23
WWE Survivor Series ...
As: Mr. Perfect
1993-04-11
WWE U.K. Rampage 199...
As: Himself
1997-07-13
WCW Bash at the Beac...
As: Himself
1997-10-26
WCW Halloween Havoc ...
As: Mr. Perfect (archive
2005-01-25
WWE: The Best of the...
As: Mr. Perfect
2009-04-14
WWE: Greatest Wrestl...
As: Unknown
2013-03-19
Bret Hart: The Dunge...
As: Himself
1999-09-12
WCW Fall Brawl 1999...
As: Himself
1997-08-09
WCW Road Wild 1997...
As: Himself
1998-08-08
WCW Road Wild 1998...
As: Mr. Perfect
1991-11-27
WWE Survivor Series ...
As: Himself
1998-09-13
WCW Fall Brawl 1998...
As: Himself
1999-11-21
WCW Mayhem 1999...
As: Himself
2017-04-04
Diamond Dallas Page:...
As: Mr. Perfect
1988-11-24
WWE Survivor Series ...
As: Himself
1999-02-21
WCW SuperBrawl IX...
As: Himself
1999-06-13
WCW The Great Americ...
As: Himself
1999-08-14
WCW Road Wild 1999...
As: Mr. Perfect
1992-04-05
WWE WrestleMania VII...
As: Mr. Perfect
1992-11-25
WWE Survivor Series ...
As: Himself
1988-07-31
WWE WrestleFest...
As: Mr Perfect
1990-04-13
WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestl...
As: Mr. Perfect
1993-01-24
WWE Royal Rumble 199...
As: Curt Hennig
1985-09-25
AWA Superclash...
As: Mr. Perfect
1991-08-26
WWE SummerSlam 1991...
As: Himself
1999-12-19
WCW Starrcade 1999...
As: Himself
2000-05-07
WCW Slamboree 2000...
As: Himself
1998-04-19
WCW Spring Stampede ...
As: Mr. Perfect
1991-01-19
WWE Royal Rumble 199...
As: Mr. Perfect
1989-04-02
WWE WrestleMania V...
As: Mr. Perfect
1993-08-30
WWE SummerSlam 1993...
As: Mr. Perfect
1990-08-27
WWE SummerSlam 1990...
As: Unknown
2006-10-17
WWE: Hulk Hogan: The...
As: Mr. Perfect
1990-11-22
WWE Survivor Series ...
As: Mr. Perfect
1989-08-28
WWE SummerSlam 1989...
As: Unknown
2013-08-13
WWE: Best of WWE at ...
As: Unknown
2016-04-26
The US Championship:...
As: Mr. Perfect
1990-04-01
WWE WrestleMania VI...
As: Himself
2000-04-07
Ready to Rumble...
As: Himself
1999-07-11
WCW Bash at the Beac...
As: Mr. Perfect
2002-01-20
WWE Royal Rumble 200...
As: Unknown
2010-12-07
WWE: Top 50 Supersta...
As: Unknown
1995-09-04
WCW Monday Nitro...
As: Unknown
1985-01-01
WWF Prime Time Wrest...
As: Unknown
1985-05-10
Saturday Night's Mai...
As: Mr. Perfect
1993-01-11
WWE Raw...