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Wrestler: Curt Hennig (aka Mr. Perfect)
Real Name: Curtis Michael Hennig (1958-2003)
Birthday: March 28, 1958
Hometown: Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Marital Status: Married to Leonice
Kids: Joe, Amy, Kaite & Hank
Height & Weight: 6'3" - 260 lbs
Trained by: Larry Hennig (Curt's father)
Verne Gagne
Debut: 1979
Previous Gimmicks: Mr. Perfect (WWF)
Curt Hennig (AWA,WCW,WWA,XWF)
West Texas Redneck (WCW)
Finishing Move: Hennig Plex aka Perfect Plex
Favorite Moves: Swinging Knee Lift
Rolling Neck Snap
Spear
Notable Feuds: Nick Bockwinkle
Jerry Lawler
Buddy Rose
Doug Somers
Bret Hart
Brutus Beefcake
Shawn Michaels
Diamond Dallas Page
Ric Flair
Konnan
Shawn Stasiak
Ron Killings

  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Larry Hennig defeating Rip Oliver & Matt Borne (April 27, 1982);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Sheik Abdullah Ali Hassan (December 7, 1982);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Buddy Rose defeating Rip Oliver & The Assassin (August 30, 1983);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Pat McGhee defeating Dynamite Kid & The Assassin (December 23, 1983);
  • AWA World Tag Team titles w/Scott Hall defeating Steve Regal & Jim Garvin (January 18, 1986);
  • AWA World Heavyweight title defeating Nick Bockwinkle (May 2, 1987);
  • WWF Intercontinental title defeating Tito Santana for the vacant title (April 23, 1990);
  • WWF Intercontinental title defeating Kerry von Erich (November 19, 1990);
  • WCW United States title defeating Steve McMichael (September 15, 1997);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Barry Windham defeating Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko (February 21, 1999);
  • Superstars of Wrestling title (1st) defeating Brutus Beefcake (July 28, 2000);
  • MEWF (Main Event Wrestling Federation) Heavyweight title (1st) by default (Summer 2001);
  • FOW (Future of Wrestling) title defeating Bruno Sassi (December 14, 2002);


  • In the Beginning
  • Parents: Larry & Irene Hennig | Brothers & Sisters: Randy, Sandra, Susan, Jesse..
  • March 28, 1958: Curt Hennig was born in and grew up in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis..
  • Curt Hennig attended Robbinsdale High School in Minnesota..
  • ~~~Graduated the same year as Brady Boone, Tom Zenk and Rick Rude, and shortly before John Nord, Nikita Koloff & Barry Darsow..
  • Curt Hennig was great friends with Rick Rude and remained friends during their wrestling careers..
  • Curt Hennig played football at the University of Minnesota, where he injured his knee, and ended up rehabbing with Verne Gagne..
  • 1979: Curt Hennig began his career competing primarily in Wisconsin, Colorado, and Western Canada..
  • 1981: Curt Hennig had a short stint with the World Wrestling Federation as a jobber to the stars..

    NWA: Pacific Northwest Wrestling
  • Curt Hennig worked extentensively for an organization called NWA-Pacific Northwest run by Don Owens..
  • Curt Hennig formed a tag team with his father, Larry "the Axe" Hennig, and they were known as "The Axe Attack"..
  • April 27, 1982: Curt Hennig captured the Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles with Larry Hennig from Rip Oliver & Matt Borne..
  • May 10, 1983: Curt Hennig defeated Sheik Abdullah Ali Hassen for the Pacific Coast title in Portland, Oregon..
  • November 5, 1983: Curt Hennig captured the Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles with Buddy Rose from Rip Oliver & The Assassin..
  • December 23, 1983: Curt Hennig captured the Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles with Pat McGhee from Dynamite Kid & The Assassin..

    American Wrestling Association
  • 1984: Curt Hennig signed with Verne Gagne's American Wrestling Association in Minnesoda..
  • May 21, 1985 - Pacific Northwest 60th Anniversary: Curt & Larry Hennig defeated the Road Warriors (AWA Tag Champs) via DQ..
  • September 28, 1985 - SuperClash: Curt Hennig & Scott Hall & Greg Gagne defeated Ray Stevens & Nick Bockwinkel & Larry Zbysko..
  • December 12, 1985: Curt Hennig & Nick Bockwinkle defeated Isamu Teranishi & Masanobu Kurisu in Tokyo, Japan..
  • January 18, 1986: Curt Hennig & Scott Hall defeated Steve Regal & Jim Garvin for the AWA World Tag Team titles..
  • April 20, 1986 - WrestleRock: Curt Hennig & Scott Hall defeated Bill & Scott Irwin to retain the AWA World Tag Team titles..
  • April 28, 1986 - AWA/NWA Rage in a Cage: Scott Hall & Curt Hennig defeated Konga the Barbarian & Boris Zuhkov to retain..
  • June 28, 1986 - AWA Battle by the Bay: The Midnight Rockers & Curt Hennig defeated Buddy Rose & Doug Somers & Alexis Smirnoff..
  • December 25, 1986 - AWA Brawl in St. Paul: Nick Bockwinkle defeated Curt Hennig by Disqualification to retain the title..
  • May 2, 1987 - AWA SuperClash II: Curt Hennig defeated Nick Bockwinkel for the AWA World Title with help from Larry Zbyszko..
  • ~~~The title was held up and upon review but was awarded to Curt Hennig eleven days later..
  • April 16, 1988 - AWA Rage in a Cage II: Wahoo McDaniel defeated Curt Hennig in a "Steel Cage" match..
  • May of 1988: Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated Curt Hennig for the AWA World Heavyweight title..

    World Wrestling Federation - Mr Perfect
  • 1988: Curt Hennig arrived in the World Wrestling Federation and was sattled with the "Mr. Perfect" gimmick..
  • July 31, 1988 - Wrestlefest: Curt Hennig (not yet billed as Mr Perfect) defeated Terry Taylor..
  • November 24, 1988 - Survivor Series: Mr Perfect competed on Andre The Giant's team going up against Jim Duggan's team..
  • January 7, 1989 - Saturday Night's Main Event: Mr Perfect defeated Koko B. Ware..
  • April 2, 1989 - Wrestlemania V: Mr Perfect defeated the Blue Blazer (Owen Hart)..
  • August 28, 1989 - Summerslam: Mr Perfect defeated the Red Rooster..
  • November 23, 1989 - Survivor Series: Mr Perfect is the sole survivor in his match against Roddy Piper's team..
  • November 25, 1989 - Saturday Night's Main Event: Mr. Perfect defeated Red Rooster..
  • April 1, 1990 - Wrestlemania VI: Brutus Beefcake over Mr. Perfect..
  • April 23, 1990: Mr. Perfect defeated Tito Santana at the end of a Battle Royal to capture the vacant Intercontinental title..
  • Mr Perfect announced Bobby "the Brain" Heenan as his 'perfect' Manager..
  • April 28, 1990 - Saturday Night's Main Event: Hulk Hogan defeated Mr. Perfect..
  • July 28, 1990 - Saturday Night's Main Event: Mr Perfect defeated Tito Santana to retain the Intercontinental Title..
  • August 27, 1990 - Summerslam: The Texas Tornado (Kerry von Erich) defeated Mr Perfect to win the Intercontinental Title..
  • October 30, 1990 - The Main Event: Mr. Perfect defeated The Big Bossman by Countout..
  • November 19, 1990: Mr. Perfect captured his second Intercontinental title from "the Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich..
  • November 22, 1990 - Survivor Series: Mr Perfect teamed with Demolition vs Ultimate Warrior & Kerry von Erich & Legion of Doom..
  • March 24, 1991 - Wrestlemania VII: Big Bossman defeated Mr Perfect by DQ - Perfect retains IC title..
  • April 27, 1991 - Saturday Night's Main Event: Mr Perfect wins a big Battle Royal..
  • Mr Perfect suffered a back injury while wrestling in the ring, but Vince McMahon asked to wrestle one more match and drop the title..
  • August 26, 1991 - Summerslam: Bret Hart defeated Mr Perfect to win the IC title in a classic wrestling match..

    World Wrestling Federation - Mr Perfect
  • 1992: Mr Perfect served both as Ric Flairís executive consultant and as a WWF commentator..
  • August 29, 1992 - Summerslam: Mr Perfect & Ric Flair interfer constantly in a match between Ultimate Warrior vs Randy Savage..
  • September 1, 1992: Mr. Perfect interfered in a WWF title match that assisted Ric Flair in winning the WWF title..
  • Mr Perfect eventually broke loose from Ric Flair's entorage and feuded with the Nature Boy..
  • November 24, 1992 - Survivor Series: Randy Savage & Mr. Perfect over Ric Flair & Razor Ramon by DQ..
  • January 24, 1993 - Royal Rumble: Mr Perfect eliminates Ric Flair from the Royal Rumble match..
  • January 25, 1993 - RAW: Mr Perfect defeated Ric Flair in a loser-leaves-wwf match..
  • April 4, 1993 - Wrestlemania IX: Lex Luger defeated Mr Perfect..
  • April, 11, 1993 - UK Rampage: Mr. Perfect defeated Samu..
  • June 13, 1993 - King of the Ring: Bret Hart defeated Mr Perfect in the second round in yet another classic wrestling match..
  • August 30, 1993 - Summerslam: Shawn Michaels defeated Mr Perfect by COUNT OUT to retain the IC title..
  • Summer 1993: Hennig seriously injured his back and he received compensation from Lloyds of London insurance company..
  • March 20, 1994 - Wrestlemania X: Mr Perfect refereed a match between Lex Luger vs Yokozuna, DQ'ing Luger in the process..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Mentor
  • Mr Perfect returned to the World Wrestling Federation in a managerial roll, seeking out the "Perfect" protege..
  • October 21, 1996: Mr Perfect double crossed Marc Mero and helped Hunter Hearst Helmsley to capture the Intercontinental title..
  • Mr Perfect began training for his in-ring-comback in the World Wrestling Federation..
  • Mr Perfect has a contract dispute with the WWF and suddenly leaves for World Championship Wrestling..

    World Championship Wrestling
  • July 1997: Hennig appears on the scene as a hot "prospect" trying to be recruited by both the Four Horsemen & the nWo..
  • Bash at the Beach 1997: Scott Hall & Randy Savage defeated Curt Hennig & Diamond Dallas Page when Hennig turns on DDP..yu
  • August 9, 1997 - Road Wild: Curt Hennig defeated Diamond Dallas Page..
  • August 21, 1997 - Clash of the Champions XXXV: Hennig & Ric Flair defeated Syxx & Konnan..
  • August 25, 1997: Arn Anderson retires from the Horsemen and offers his spot to Curt Hennig..
  • ~~~Hennig proudly replies, "It would be a honor"..
  • September 12, 1999 - Fall Brawl: Hennig turned his back on the Horsemen and joined the new World order during the War Games match..
  • September 15, 1997 - Nitro: Hennig defeated Steve "Mongo" McMichael for the United States Heavyweight title..
  • October 26, 1997 - Halloween Havoc: Curt Hennig defeated Ric Flair by DQ to retain the US title..
  • November 23, 1997 - World War III: Curt Hennig defeated Ric Flair by pinfall to retain the US title..
  • December 28, 1997 - Starrcade: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Curt Hennig to win the US title..
  • April 19, 1998 - Spring Stampede: Curt Hennig defeated Davey Boy Smith..
  • July 12, 1998 - Bash at the Beach: Bill Goldberg defeated Curt Hennig to retain the World title..
  • September 13, 1998 - Fall Brawl: Dean Malenko defeated Curt Hennig by Disqualification..
  • After the nWo dispanded, Curt Hennig formed a new faction called the West Texas Rednecks..
  • ~~~The group (Hennig/Duncum/Windhams) recorded their own entrance theme, "Rap Is Crap"..
  • January 17, 1999 - Souled Out: Ric & David Flair defeated Barry Windham & Curt Hennig..
  • February 21, 1999 - Superbrawl: Hennig & Barry Windham defeated Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko for the WCW World Tag Team title..
  • June 14, 1999 - Great American Bash: Hennig requested Master P.ís autograph, but threw the CD down to enrage his entourage..
  • ~~~Later that night, Konnan & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Curt Hennig & Bobby Duncum Jr..
  • July 11, 1999 - Bash at the Beach: No Limit Soldiers (Konnan/Rey/Armstrong/Swoll) defeated West Texas Rednecks (Hennig/Duncum/Windhams)..
  • December 19, 1999 - Starrcade: Creative Control & Curt Henning defeated Harlem Heat & Midnight..
  • May 7, 2000 - Slamboree: Shawn Stasiak defeated Curt Hennig..
  • Summer 2000: Hennig's WCW contract expires..

    The Independant Scene
  • July 28, 2000: Hennig defeated Brutus Beefcake to become the first Superstars of Wrestling champion..
  • Summer 2001: Hennig was recognized as the first MEWF (Main Event Wrestling Federation) champion.
  • 2001: Hennig wrestled Dennis Rodman on an Independant show in Australia..
  • Late 2001: Hennig briefly appeared in the short-lived Jimmy Hart Xtreme Wrestling Federation promotion..
  • Hennig also made appearances in 3PW, IPW and Dusty Rhodes's Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling..

    World Wrestling Federation - Mr Perfect Returns
  • Royal Rumble 2002: Mr Perfect returns to the World Wrestling Federation to participate in the Royal Rumble match..
  • ~~~This was officially a one night only contract, to participate in the annual Royal Rumble match..
  • ~~~Mr Perfect registers an impressive performance, being the 3rd last wrestler eliminated..
  • ~~~WWF management was so impressed with Perfect that they are considering a more long term contract offer..
  • Mr Perfect does indeed sign with the WWF and appears on RAW the night after the Rumble..
  • Mr Perfect gets into an angle with Stone Cold Steve Austin, who smashes Perfect's head in with another Chairshot..
  • Wrestlemania X-8 - HEAT MATCH: Scotty/Albert/Rikishi defeat Perfect/Storm/Test in a Six-Man-Tag Match..
  • April 1, 2002 - RAW: Mr Perfect teams with the Big Bossman and are defeated by The Hardy Boyz..
  • May 8, 2002 - Mr Perfect is released from his WWE contract after an incident on the Plane Trip from Hell..
  • ~~~Apparantly, Hennig got juiced up and had an altercation with Brock Lesnar, the biggest up-and-comer in the WWF at the time..

    NWA: Total Nonstop Action
  • October 9, 2002 - NWA:TNA: Syxx/James/Hennig defeated Killings/Jarrett/Lawler (Hennig debuts pinning World Champion Killings)..
  • October 16, 2002 - NWA:TNA: Ron Killings pins Curt Hennig to retain the World title after Jeff Jarrett (and many others) interfer..
  • October 23, 2002 - NWA^TNA: Ron Killings pins Curt Hennig again to retain the World title with distraction from Mr Wrestling III..
  • October 30, 2002 - NWA^TNA: Curt Hennig is defeated by Jeff Jarrett in the #1 Contenders Tourniment..
  • November 27, 2002 - NWA^TNA: Brian Lee & Slash defeat BG James & Curt Hennig by DQ to retain..
  • December 11, 2002 - NWA^TNA: Jeff Jarrett defeated Curt Hennig to retain the NWA World title..
  • December 14, 2002--Future of Wrestling: Curt Hennig b Bruno Sassi to win Future of Wrestling title..
  • January 8, 2003 - NWA:TNA: Curt Hennig defeated David Flair..

    The Death of a Wrestling Legend
  • February 10, 2003: Curt Hennig suddenly passes away at the age of 44 in Tampa..
  • ~~~Hennig was in town for a show being promoted by Jimmy Hart at the Tampa State Fairgrounds tonight..
  • ~~~Hennig was seen alive at 9:30 a.m. by Mickey Jay in his room, but a few hours later when he failed to show up at the gym..
  • ~~~A workout partner went back to the room and he was found passed out at about 1 p.m..
  • ~~~Hennig was officially pronounced dead a short time later..
  • March 25, 2003: Tampa Coroner's office & Tampa Medical Examiner's office reports that Hennig died of "acute cocaine intoxication".
  • February 19, 2007 - RAW: They announced "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame 2007..
  • March 31, 2007 - Hall of Fame: "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Wade Boggs..
  • April 1, 2007 - WrestleMania 23: The Hennig Family (represening Mr. Perfect) was introduced to the audience at Fords Field..