Curt Hennig

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Real Name - Curt Hennig
LIfespan - 3/28/58 - 2/9/03
6'3" 245 lbs. - Minneapolis, MI

Aliases - Mr. Perfect

Athletic background - Football, Wrestling (High School)

Teachers - Verne Gagne (`7? Camp)

Professional background - AWA(`80), WWF(`81), PNW(`82-`84), AWA(`84-`88) WWF(`88-`97), WCW(`97-`00), Indies(`00-`01), WWF(`02), NWA-TNA(`02), Indies(`02-)

Groups - Heenan Family, Four Horsemen, New World Order, West Texas Rednecks

Peak Years - `83-`91

Career Highlights -
- Enjoys a great run in the Pacfic Northwest establishing himself as one of the top young workers in the world
- Defeats Nick Bockwinkel for the AWA World title in a controversial fashion
- Enters the WWF to much fanfare as "Mr. Perfect"
- Beats Tito Santana to fill the vacancy of the WWF Intercontinental title
- Makes the last run of his career turning on the Four Horsemen and joining the nWo

Finisher(s) -
- Perfectplex/Hennigplex (Fisherman Suplex)
- Missile Dropkick

Favorites -
- Sleeper
- Rolling Necksnap
- Standing Dropkick
- Kneelift
- Chop

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 7
science - 7
aerial - 3
power - 6
strikes - 7

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 8
selling - 8
bumping - 9
carrying - 9
heat - 7
legacy - 6

Serious Injuries - Back (Required Surgery), Neck?, Knees

Place in History - Often one of the most highly regarded wrestlers to come out of the 80s, in the middle of the decade, Curt Hennig seemed to be destined for greatness. While the AWA pushed him strongly coming off his successes in the Pacific Northwest, Hennig was never really the biggest kid on the block. But the WWF saw his abilities and snatched him up as one of the best prospects around. Little did they know his days were limited. After two solid years with the company in which he established himself as amongst the best workers and carriers in the industry, Hennig proved to not have the perfect body. He made a few comebacks in `93 and then in `97 with WCW. While neither showed the same Curt Hennig, he was a slick old school worker who could make up for his lack of former skill with in-ring savvy. After his contract ran out with WCW, his career has taken a major turn. Inconsistant to say the very least, Hennig was pushed hard in several places. Hennig's latest exploits have largely hurt his legacy as one of the best of his day, but for those who can remember his efforts back then, they know why he was choosen to be "Mr. Perfect" in the first place.