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Curt Hennig
Birth: Mar. 28, 1958
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 2003
Tampa
Florida, USA

Professional Wrestler. Son of legendary wrestler Larry "The Ax" Hennig. Made his pro debut in 1979 and wrestled for the AWA during the 1980's. On January 18, 1986, he won the AWA tag team titles with Scott Hall from Jimmy Garvin and Steve Regal. On May 2, 1987, he won the AWA World Title from legend Nick Bockwinkel when Larry Zbyzsko handed him a roll of quarters to knock Bockwinkel out. He would lose the title in an equally controversial manner to Jerry Lawler in Memphis, Tennessee on May 9, 1988. Later that year, Hennig showed up in the (then) WWF with the gimmick "Mr. Perfect." He won the Intercontinental title in a tournament, defeating Tito Santana in the finals. He lost it to Kerry Von Erich but regained it shortly thereafter. He lost the IC title for good to Bret "Hit Man" Hart on August 26, 1991 at SummerSlam in New York City. The match was praised as one of the best in wrestling history, due to the fact that both men were master technical wrestlers. During the course of that match, Curt aggravated an old back injury and was forced to take time off. He would come back and defeat Ric Flair in January 1993 in a "Loser Leaves the WWF" match but his back flared up again and he took more time off. He returned to the WWF in 1995 but by 1996 he was in WCW. He would stay there until 1999, disappointed in being relegated to non-wrestling roles within the company. In 2000, he began working on the indie circuit. He was found in a hotel room in Tampa, Florida by a workout partner concerned that he had not shown up for his match for Jimmy Hart's promotion. (bio by: Donna Di Giacomo) 

Cause of death: Acute cocaine poisoning
 
Burial:
Gethsemane Cemetery
New Hope
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Mausoleum
 
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Originally Created by: Donna Di Giacomo
Record added: Feb 10, 2003
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So proud of you. My MN wrestler. One of the best wrestlers ever. Miss you so much. RIP. God bless.
- Susan Tweed
 Added: Oct. 25, 2014
God bless. Rest in peace.
- Ohio Baby
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
Curt I am sure you would be so proud of all your children. Your son Joe is now going under the name Curtis Axle which combines the name of you and your father. And your daughter Amy has grown into a beautiful talented ladies champion in another promotion....(Read more)
- Joshua Chaires
 Added: May. 29, 2014
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