Remembering Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig On The 10th Anniversary Of His Passing

WWE Hall of Famer Curt Hennig, best known to many as Mr. Perfect, passed away on this date 10 years ago. A decade later, Hennig is still remembered as one of the most beloved performers of his generation, with his freakish athleticism and rarely-matched technical ability. We’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the the life of Curt Hennig and express gratitude for the many great moments he creative. We also encourage you to comment below and share your favorite memories from his illustrious career.

From his time in the AWA, to the iconic “Mr. Perfect” sports vignettes,  his unforgettable run with the WWF Intercontinental championship, his chemistry with Bobby Heenan and Ric Flair, his “Rap is Crap” antics with WCW’s West Texas Rednecks and his final WWE run that began with a surprise entry in the 2002 Royal Rumble, there was only one Mr. Perfect.

RIP Curt Hennig.

Hennig’s son Joe (WWE superstar Michael McGuillicutty) tweeted the following this afternoon regarding his father:

Here is WWE’s 2007 Hall of Fame induction video for Mr. Perfect:

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  • GN-0015

    Last year Joe said basically the same thing and nothing has changed for him. Wake up, WWE. You got an underused talent here.


    To this day, every time I am done with the piece of gum I was chewing, I spit it out up high and slap it away with my hand while it is in mid air.
    R.I.P. Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig

    • Mr 561

      Same here – i always swat my gum as a tribute to Mr. Perfect

    • vadertime33

      lol just did it the other day lol

  • Pozessed

    One of the best wrestlers. Rest in peace Mr Perfect.

  • kquickstillsucks

    I hope so Joe I really do. Curt Henning for me I will remember him for his great SS match with Bret Hart which really started Bret Hart’s single career and his match with Flair early days on Raw and I consider him HBK’s finishing school.

    “Rap is crap”

    RIP Curt Hennig

  • A Paul Heyman Guy

    R.I.P You were simply perfect. :)

  • LemonPopp

    Mr.Perfect wasn’t a gimmick, it’s a fact.

  • thedirtydog

    Best two wrestlers of all time… Rick Rude and Curt Henning. Two friends from high school. I look up and see two universe champions in the stars. Keep resting In peace Mr Perfect.

  • joe

    WWE sholud have given him the heavyweight title.Crock of shit he didn’t hold it.

  • Thomas-24/7 (Mutascale)

    Every time I throw something like a ball, towl, or a bottle of toothpaste, I throw it and catch it in tribute of Curt Hennig. A true athlete that will be missed for years to come.

  • TheKillingMoon

    Fond memories of Curt Henning beating Ric Flair in the loser leaves WWF match back in 93. What a match that was too.