Curt Hennig

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Curt Hennig
Hennig at WrestleMania X guest refereeing the match between Yokozuna and Lex Luger
Born (1958-03-28)March 28, 1958
Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Died February 10, 2003(2003-02-10) (aged 44)
Tampa, Florida
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Curt Hennig
Mr. Perfect
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed from Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Trained by Verne Gagne
Larry Hennig
Buddy Rose
Debut 1980

Curtis Michael "Curt" Hennig (March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003) was an American professional wrestler, manager and color commentator. He is known for competing in the American Wrestling Association (AWA), World Wrestling Federation (WWF), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). He competed under his real name and under the ring name, Mr. Perfect.

He was the son of wrestler Larry "The Axe" Hennig. He was the father to current WWE superstar Joe "Curtis Axel" Hennig. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Major League Baseball player and longtime friend Wade Boggs in 2007. He is considered to be one of the greatest ever in-ring performers.[1]

Championships[change | change source]

  • American Wrestling Association
    • AWA World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
    • AWA World Tag Team Championship (one time) (with Scott Hall)
  • Future of Wrestling
    • FOW Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling
    • i-Generation World Heavyweight Championship (two times)
  • Main Event Championship Wrestling
    • MECW Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Pacific Northwest Wrestling
    • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship (one time)
    • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship (3 times) (with Larry Hennig (one), Buddy Rose (one) and Pat McGhee (one))
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • He was ranked as the Most Improved Wrestler of the Year by PWI in 1987.[2]
    • He was ranked #9 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the year in the PWI 500 by PWI in 1993.[3]
    • He was ranked #55 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.[4]
    • He was ranked #98 of the Top 100 Tag Teams of the "PWI Years" with Scott Hall in 2003.[5]
  • World Wrestling Council
    • WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Most Improved (1983)

References[change | change source]

  1. The Life & Times of Mr. Perfect (2008)
  2. "Most Improved Wrestler of the Year". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2013-11-7.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 - 1993". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2013-11-7.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 500 Wrestlers of the PWI Years". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2013-11-7.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated's Top 100 Tag Teams of the PWI Years". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2013-11-7.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. "Intercontinental Championship - Mr. Perfect (April 23, 1990 - August 27, 1990)". WWE. Retrieved 2013-11-7.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. "Intercontinental Championship - Mr. Perfect (November 19, 1990 - August 26, 1991)". WWE. Retrieved 2013-11-7.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ""Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig: 2007 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee". WWE. Retrieved 2013-11-7.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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