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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), 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.

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Mar 28, 1958 In Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series WWF Prime Time Wrestling 1985-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man 2018-05-29
Known For
Poster of WWE: The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA
Poster of WCW Monday Nitro
Poster of WWE Raw
Poster of Saturday Night's Main Event
Movie Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man 2018-05-29
Movie Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living Himself 2017-04-04
Movie WWE: The U.S. Championship: A Legacy of Greatness Curt Hennig (archive footage) 2016-04-26
Movie Brock Lesnar: Eat, Sleep. Conquer. Repeat Mr. Perfect 2016-10-11
Movie It's Good To Be The King: The Jerry Lawler Story Himself 2015-05-19
Movie Owen Hart of Gold Mr. Perfect 2015-12-08
Movie WWE: 150 Best Pay-Per-View Matches, Vol 1 Mr. Perfect 2014-03-11
Movie Bret Hart: The Dungeon Collection Mr. Perfect 2013-03-19
Movie WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden Mr. Perfect 2013-08-13
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2012 (archive footage) 2012-08-19
Movie WWE - The True Story of WrestleMania 2011-03-13
Movie WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time Unknown 2010-12-07
Movie WWE: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the '90s Mr. Perfect 2009-04-14
Movie WWE: The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary Mr. Perfect 2009-01-06
Movie WWE: The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event Mr. Perfect 2009-02-10
Movie WWE: The History Of The Intercontinental Championship Mr. Perfect 2008-11-25
Movie The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect 2008-09-09
Movie WWE: Edge: A Decade of Decadence Mr. Perfect 2008-12-23
Movie WWE Hall of Fame 2007 Mr. Perfect 2007-03-31
Movie Rodman Downunder Unknown 2006-06-01
Movie WWE: The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA Himself 2006-01-01
Movie Legends Never Die Mr. Perfect (archive footage) 2006-06-01
Movie WWE: Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology 2006-10-17
Movie The Lost Episodes of the XWF Unknown 2005-07-10
Movie WWE: The Best of the Intercontinental Championship Mr. Perfect (archive footage) 2005-01-25
Movie WWE: Bret 'Hitman' Hart - The Best There Is, The Best There Was, The Best There Ever Will Be Mr. Perfect 2005-11-14
Movie Superstars of Yesteryear Unknown 2003-07-01
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2002 Mr. Perfect 2002-01-20
Movie MECW Inaugural Show Unknown 2001-08-11
Movie AJPW Giant Baba Memorial Spectacular Unknown 2001-01-28
Movie Ready to Rumble Himself 2000-04-07
Movie WCW Slamboree 2000 Himself 2000-05-07
Movie WCW Uncensored 1999 Curt Hennig 1999-03-14
Movie WCW SuperBrawl IX Curt Hennig 1999-02-21
Movie WCW Souled Out 1999 Curt Hennig 1999-01-17
Movie WCW Bash at The Beach 1999 Curt Hennig 1999-07-11
Movie WCW The Great American Bash 1999 Curt Hennig 1999-06-13
Movie WCW Starrcade 1999 Curt Hennig 1999-12-19
Movie WCW Fall Brawl 1999 Curt Hennig 1999-09-12
Movie WCW Mayhem 1999 Himself 1999-11-21
Movie WCW Road Wild 1999 Curt Hennig 1999-08-14
Movie WCW Spring Stampede 1998 Himself 1998-04-19
Movie WCW Uncensored 1998 Himself 1998-03-15
Movie WCW The Great American Bash 1998 Manager 1998-06-14
Movie WCW Road Wild 1998 Himself 1998-08-08
Movie WCW Starrcade 1998 Himself 1998-12-27
Movie WCW Bash at The Beach 1998 Himself 1998-07-12
Movie WCW Fall Brawl 1998 Himself 1998-09-13
Movie WCW Road Wild 1997 Himself 1997-08-09
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XXXV Himself 1997-08-21
Movie WCW Bash at The Beach 1997 Himself 1997-07-13
Movie WCW World War 3 1997 Himself 1997-11-23
Movie WCW Starrcade 1997 Himself 1997-12-28
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 Curt Hennig 1997-10-26
Movie WCW Fall Brawl 1997 Himself 1997-09-14
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1996 Referee 1996-06-23
Movie WWE In Your House 11: Buried Alive Mr. Perfect (Manager) 1996-10-20
Series WCW Monday Nitro Unknown 1995-09-04
Movie WWE WrestleMania X Mr. Perfect (Referee) 1994-03-20
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1993 Mr. Perfect 1993-01-24
Series WWE Raw Mr. Perfect 1993-01-11
Movie WWE March to WrestleMania IX Mr. Perfect 1993-03-28
Movie WWE WrestleMania IX Mr. Perfect 1993-04-04
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1993 Mr. Perfect 1993-08-30
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1993 Mr. Perfect 1993-06-13
Movie WWE U.K. Rampage 1993 Mr. Perfect 1993-04-11
Movie WWE March to WrestleMania VIII Mr. Perfect 1992-03-29
Movie WWE WrestleMania VIII Mr. Perfect 1992-04-05
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1992 Mr. Perfect 1992-08-29
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1992 Mr. Perfect 1992-11-25
Movie WWE SummerSlam Spectacular 1992 Mr. Perfect 1992-08-23
Movie WWE Superstars & Stripes Forever: The March to WrestleMania VII Mr. Perfect 1991-03-17
Movie WWE WrestleMania VII Mr. Perfect 1991-03-24
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1991 Mr. Perfect 1991-01-19
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1991 Mr. Perfect 1991-08-26
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1991 Mr. Perfect 1991-11-27
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Mr. Perfect 1990-04-01
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1990 Mr. Perfect 1990-01-21
Movie WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit Mr Perfect 1990-04-13
Movie WWE WrestleMania VI Mr. Perfect 1990-04-01
Movie WWE SummerSlam Fever Mr. Perfect 1990-08-19
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1990 Mr. Perfect 1990-08-27
Movie WWE The Main Event IV Mr. Perfect 1990-11-23
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1990 Mr. Perfect 1990-11-22
Movie WWE WrestleMania V Mr. Perfect 1989-04-02
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1989 Mr. Perfect 1989-01-15
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1989 Mr. Perfect 1989-08-28
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1989 Mr. Perfect 1989-11-23
Movie WWE Survivor Series Showdown '89 Mr. Perfect 1989-11-12
Movie WWE WrestleFest Mr. Perfect 1988-07-31
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1988 Mr. Perfect 1988-11-24
Movie AWA SuperClash II Curt Hennig 1987-05-02
Movie AWA Christmas Night 1987 Unknown 1987-12-25
Movie AWA WrestleRock '86 Curt Hennig 1986-04-20
Movie AWA Brawl in St. Paul Himself 1986-12-25
Movie AWA Battle by The Bay Himself 1986-06-28
Series WWF Prime Time Wrestling 1985-01-01
Movie AWA StarCage Himself 1985-04-21
Series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10
Movie AWA Superclash Curt Hennig 1985-09-25