Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Perfect Wrestler

A little over five years ago On February 10, 2003, Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig was found dead in a Florida hotel room. The Tampa Coroner's office and the Tampa Medical Examiner's office declared acute cocaine intoxication as the official cause of his death. His father former wrestler Larry "The Axe" Hennig said that steroids and painkillers also contributed to his death.

WWE aired a video tribute as well as words from friends and former co-workers Jerry "The King" Lawler and Jim Ross on Raw following the news of Hennig's death. TNA paid tribute to Hennig by displaying his wrestling singlet and a framed photo as he was employed by TNA at the time of his death.

Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig is considered by insiders and his peers (most notably Bret Hart and Ric Flair) as one of the greatest in ring performers in modern wrestling history.
Wade Boggs, who famously appeared in a vignette with Hennig and was a close friend of his, inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31, 2007. His wife, his four children, and his parents accepted the award on his behalf.

Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig will always be remembered as one of the greatest wrestlers in the WWE A tribute song about Hennig, "My Perfect Friend", was featured on the 2003 "Macho Man" Randy Savage album Be a Man and just a few months ago the DVD The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect was released highlighting the career or a perfect wrestler.

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