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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Curtis Michael "Curt" Hennig<ref name="OWW">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> (March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003)<ref name="Find a Grave">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> 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 is the son of wrestler Larry "The Axe" Hennig, and father to current WWE (formerly the WWF) wrestler Joe "Curtis Axel" Hennig.

Hennig is a four-time world champion, having held the AWA World Heavyweight Championship once for 373 days (the seventh-longest reign in history), 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 top five Intercontinental Champions of all time<ref>"The Top 25 Intercontinental Champions". #4. World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved June 24, 2010.</ref> and a man who brought a new level of credibility to the title;<ref name="WWEHOF"/> he was the longest-reigning champion of the 1990s.<ref>History of the Intercontinental Championship, WWE</ref> In addition to winning multiple championships in WCW during the late 1990s, he was a member of the New World Order and leader of stable and country music group, The West Texas Rednecks, who recorded the popular tongue-in-cheek song, "Rap is Crap".<ref>The 50 Greatest Stars in WCW History: Curt Hennig. WWE. Retrieved May 27, 2012.</ref> 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.

Both WWE and WCW have recognized Hennig as one of the all-time great pro wrestlers,<ref name="WWEHOF"/><ref>WCW: The Ultimate Guide. DK Books. 2000. (p.21). "...one of the best all-round competitors this business has ever produced".</ref> with the former crediting him for raising the accepted standard of technical wrestling.<ref name="WWEHOF"/> He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 by former Major League Baseball third baseman, and longtime friend, Wade Boggs.<ref name="WWEHOF"/> Former WWF 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."<ref>The Life & Times of Mr. Perfect. WWE Home Video. 2008. 72 minutes in.</ref>


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Curtis Michael "Curt" Hennig<ref name="OWW">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> (March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003)<ref name="Find a Grave">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> 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 is the son of wrestler Larry "The Axe" Hennig, and father to current WWE (formerly the WWF) wrestler Joe "Curtis Axel" Hennig.

Hennig is a four-time world champion, having held the AWA World Heavyweight Championship once for 373 days (the seventh-longest reign in history), 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 top five Intercontinental Champions of all time<ref>"The Top 25 Intercontinental Champions". #4. World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved June 24, 2010.</ref> and a man who brought a new level of credibility to the title;<ref name="WWEHOF"/> he was the longest-reigning champion of the 1990s.<ref>History of the Intercontinental Championship, WWE</ref> In addition to winning multiple championships in WCW during the late 1990s, he was a member of the New World Order and leader of stable and country music group, The West Texas Rednecks, who recorded the popular tongue-in-cheek song, "Rap is Crap".<ref>The 50 Greatest Stars in WCW History: Curt Hennig. WWE. Retrieved May 27, 2012.</ref> 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.

Both WWE and WCW have recognized Hennig as one of the all-time great pro wrestlers,<ref name="WWEHOF"/><ref>WCW: The Ultimate Guide. DK Books. 2000. (p.21). "...one of the best all-round competitors this business has ever produced".</ref> with the former crediting him for raising the accepted standard of technical wrestling.<ref name="WWEHOF"/> He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 by former Major League Baseball third baseman, and longtime friend, Wade Boggs.<ref name="WWEHOF"/> Former WWF 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."<ref>The Life & Times of Mr. Perfect. WWE Home Video. 2008. 72 minutes in.</ref>


Curt Hennig sections
Intro   Professional wrestling career    Death    In wrestling    Championships and accomplishments    References    External links   

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