Biography

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."

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."

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender -

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1958-03-28

Day of Death 2003-02-10

Place of Birth Robbinsdale, MN

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Mr. Perfect

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Randy Savage Unreleased: The Unseen Matches of The Macho Man
2017 Diamond Dallas Page: Positively Living as Himself
2016 Brock Lesnar: Eat, Sleep. Conquer. Repeat as Mr. Perfect
2016 The US Championship: A Legacy of Greatness
2013 WWE: Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden
2013 Bret Hart: The Dungeon Collection
2010 WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time
2009 WWE: Greatest Wrestling Stars of the '90s as Mr. Perfect
2008 The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect
2006 Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology
2006 WWE: The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA as Himself
2005 WWE: The Best of the Intercontinental Championship as Mr. Perfect (archive footage)
2002 WWE Royal Rumble 2002 as Mr. Perfect
2000 WCW Slamboree 2000 as Himself
2000 Ready to Rumble as Himself
1999 WCW Starrcade '99 as Himself
1999 WCW Mayhem 1999 as Himself
1999 WCW Fall Brawl 1999 as Himself
1999 WCW Road Wild 1999 as Himself
1999 WCW Bash at the Beach 1999 as Himself
1999 WCW The Great American Bash 1999 as Himself
1999 WCW Uncensored 1999 as Himself
1999 WCW SuperBrawl IX as Himself
1999 WCW Souled Out 1999 as Himself
1998 WCW Fall Brawl 1998 as Himself
1998 WCW Road Wild 1998 as Himself
1998 WCW Bash at the Beach 1998 as Himself
1998 WCW Spring Stampede 1998 as Himself
1998 WCW Uncensored 1998 as Himself
1997 WCW Starrcade '97 as Himself
1997 WCW World War 3 1997 as Himself
1997 WCW Halloween Havoc 1997 as Himself
1997 WCW Fall Brawl 1997 as Himself
1997 WCW Road Wild 1997 as Himself
1997 WCW Bash at the Beach 1997 as Himself
1995 WCW Monday Nitro(289 episodes)
1993 WWE SummerSlam 1993 as Mr. Perfect
1993 WWE King of the Ring 1993 as Mr. Perfect
1993 WWE U.K. Rampage 1993 as Mr. Perfect
1993 WWE WrestleMania IX as Mr. Perfect
1993 WWE Royal Rumble 1993 as Mr. Perfect
1992 WWE Survivor Series 1992 as Mr. Perfect
1992 WWE SummerSlam 1992 as Mr. Perfect
1992 WWE WrestleMania VIII as Mr. Perfect
1991 WWE Survivor Series 1991 as Mr. Perfect
1991 WWE SummerSlam 1991 as Mr. Perfect
1991 WWE WrestleMania VII as Mr. Perfect
1991 WWE Royal Rumble 1991 as Mr. Perfect
1990 WWE Survivor Series 1990 as Mr. Perfect
1990 WWE SummerSlam 1990 as Mr. Perfect
1990 WWF/AJPW/NJPW Wrestling Summit as Mr Perfect
1990 WWE WrestleMania VI as Mr. Perfect
1990 WWE Royal Rumble 1990 as Mr. Perfect
1989 WWE Survivor Series 1989 as Mr. Perfect
1989 WWE SummerSlam 1989 as Mr. Perfect
1989 WWE WrestleMania V as Mr. Perfect
1988 WWE Survivor Series 1988 as Mr. Perfect
1988 WWE WrestleFest as Himself
1987 AWA Superclash II as Curt Hennig
1985 AWA Superclash as Curt Hennig
1985 Saturday Night's Main Event(41 episodes)
1985 WWF Prime Time Wrestling(193 episodes)

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