Ten years ago today one of the greatest in ring wrestlers of all time, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig died leaving a wife, children, family, friends and fans heartbroken. However, the kind of career Curt had makes him impossible to forget and he will always be remembered as long as a WWE fan is still around. All the way back from his WrestleMania matches with Blue Blazer, Brutus Beefcake and the Big Boss Man he showed just how good he was and he would even go on to feud with Hulk Hogan for the WWF title.
In the 1990 Royal Rumble match Mr. Perfect was one of the final two with Hogan and although he didn’t win he was constantly gaining fans all the time, unknown at the time for a heel. Then as the Intercontinental champion he had a series of matches with Bret “Hitman” Hart including the famous SummerSlam 1991 match, which would prove to be his last for over a year due to a back injury. During that year Mr. Perfect joined forces with Ric Flair & Bobby “The Brain” Heenan in Flair’s quest for the WWF title which Flair would eventually win at the 1992 Royal Rumble. For the best part of 1992 Mr. Perfect would help Flair in his feud against Randy Savage, but by the end of the year he would turn on Flair and join Savage to defeat Flair & Razor Ramon at that years’ Survivor Series.
A couple of months later came the 1993 Royal Rumble during which Mr. Perfect would eliminate Flair from the Rumble match. The very next night on Raw he would defeat Flair in a “Loser Leaves Town” match and Flair rejoined WCW. During the rest of the year Perfect would feud with Lex Luger, Shawn Michaels and Diesel before that run came to an end. Over the next few years Mr. Perfect would return and to colour commentary and other appearances but it wasn’t until 2002 and a big showing in the Royal Rumble match that he made a big impact again, and fans soon let him know that he wasn’t forgotten.
It was getting to look good for him again when the so called “Plane Ride From Hell” happened and after his part in all that he was released – but worse was to follow; On February 10th 2003, Curt Hennig passed away suddenly. I myself shed a small tear when learning of the news that a childhood favourite of mine had died. In the years since his death Mr Perfect Curt Hennig has been honoured into the WWE Hall Of Fame and he’s left behind an iconic legacy for young superstars to try and emulate, although that will be very hard because he was exactly what he said he was and that’s ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!