Carrying the nickname “Mr. Perfect” is far from an easy task. By doing so, Curt Hennig had an instant bullseye on him and being the son of Larry “The Axe” Hennig only added to the pressure to succeed.
Though Hennig never captured the greatest prize in the business between either the WWE or WCW, he left an impression that is hard to duplicate. In a career that had extended gaps of inactivity and ended too soon, Hennig was able to take a difficult moniker and created a star.
A decade after his untimely passing and the legacy of “Mr. Perfect” lives on. Here are the top 10 chronological moments of Hennig’s career.
Wins the AWA World Heavyweight Championship
Seven years into his career and after a two year stint with the WWE, Hennig got his first taste of singles gold when he defeated Nick Bockwinkel for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship.
For the next year, Hennig would reign atop the promotion with their main title. He would feud with the Gagne family during this time and the WWE took notice.
The same year Hennig dropped the belt, he made his way back to the WWE where he picked up the “Mr. Perfect” gimmick.
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