Remembering Curt Hennig best known as “Mr. Perfect”
Today is the 13th year anniversary of the day we lost a true wrestling legend WWE Hall of Famer Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig. On February 10, 2003, Mr. Perfect (Age:44) was found dead in a hotel room in Florida. His cause of death was acute cocaine intoxication mixed with steroids and painkillers.
Remembering when Rick Scaia, the Web’s smartest (if most sporadic) wrestling writer, wrote, “Mr. Perfect made me desperate to want to grow up to be him.” And this adoration, which so many secretly harbored, came from a generation that simply did not root for the bad guy. Hennig’s charisma defied that. (He didn’t even change his character when he occasionally morphed into a good guy — he just started fighting bad guys.)
FOW promoter Bobby Rogers, said “I always thought Curt Hennig was the best worker of all time, before I broke into the business and was just a fan, Hennig was my favorite because I knew he was out there working hard for my entertainment. His movements and bumps were always crisp, fluent and athletic.”
We will never forget the Rap is Crap song:
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