Curt Hennig; Birth name: Curtis Michael Hennig: Born March 28, 1958 Robbinsdale, Minnesota, U.S. Died: February 10, 2003 (aged 44) Brandon, Florida, U.S. Cause of death: Combined drug intoxication: Alma mater: Normandale Community College: Spouse(s)
Hennig returned to WWE for the final time in 2002, competing in the Royal Rumble Match and making it to the final four. It was Mr. Perfect’s last great showing in the squared circle, as he passed away in 2003 at the age of 44.
In 1987, he earned the biggest win of his career to date by defeating Nick Bockwinkel to win the AWA World Heavyweight Championship, a title his father never held. Curt Hennig went on to hold the title for 373 days before dropping it to Jerry “The King” Lawler so he could rejoin WWE.
Curt Hennig defended his WWF Intercontinental Title against Bret Hart at SummerSlam to end what had become a captivating feud between two of the best technical wrestlers in WWF history. However, Curt had suffered a serious back injury during a house show just prior to the big event.
Curt Hennig was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the son of one of wrestlings all time legends - Larry Hennig - Aka Larry The Ax Hennig. Curtbegan training to follow in his fathers footsteps when he was just 12 years old. Starting off in the AWA - Curt began his career as a tag team wrestler.
As Mr. Perfect, Curt Hennig had one of the greatest gimmicks in WWE history, but after stints in WCW and WWE again, his life came to a tragic end. msn back to msn home sports Skip To Navigation
Curt Hennig. Birth. 28 Mar 1958. Robbinsdale, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA. Death. 10 Feb 2003 (aged 44) Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA. Burial. Gethsemane Cemetery.