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Since: 6.1.02
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#1 Posted on
I wanted to restart the "what's up with Perfect?" thread.

I think the biggest mistake was calling him "Mr. Perfect." Those days of the WWF are really just over.

I think if J.R. had put him over as "Curt Hennig, who likes to call himself 'Mr. Perfect,' I mean, what an ego King!" it might have worked. But calling the guy "Mr. Perfect" just brings up images of a era with 7 and-a-half foot tall guys in muscle bodysuits, stereotypical racial charactatures, and Vince McMahon as an announcer.

It's almost insulting the fans intellegence to not even acknowledge his given name. He can do the Perfect gimmick, but revamped for the new Millenium a little but.

Actually, as I remember it, when Hennig was just being introduced to the WWF in the eighties, I'm pretty sure it was as "Mr. Perfect Curt Sylvester." I really could be wrong though.


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#2 Posted on
I think you're jumping the gun here a little bit. We really haven't seen what plans are for Hennig, since he just showed up out of the blue at the Rumble, and then the next night on Raw, and then.....well, nothing, yet.

Also, Ross was referring to him as both Mr. Perfect **and** Curt Hennig. They treated the former as a nickname, while acknowledging the latter as his real name.

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#3 Posted on
When Hennig debuted in the WWF they did use his real name in conjunction with the Mr. Perfect moniker. It was eventually just dropped like many other names were (Kane the Undertaker became just the Undertaker, Canadian Earthquake became just Earthquake, etc.). But I always thought it was Curt HENNING until he debuted in WCW as HENNIG. The misunderstanding may have just been me being really young at the beginning of his first WWF run.

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#4 Posted on
I also thought it was "Henning." But I could swear he was introduced as "Mr. Perfect Curt Sylvester." I remember a promo where he was at a golf course where they introduced him as that. Maybe Sylvester is his middle name.


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#5 Posted on
I never heard the name Sylvester associated with Henning.

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#6 Posted on
Well, whether or not you like the name or the memories it'll bring we'll hear about Mr. Perfect soon. Apparently, he's shooting new "Mr. Perfect" vignettes which show how Curt Henning is "Mr. Perfect."

And I don't know about you, but when I hear "Mr. Perfect" Curt Henning, I only think how good he was, and how cool he looked (I love that singlet for some reason). Then again, I was around 8 then, so maybe I'm just choosing to ignore sections of that era.

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#7 Posted on
You almost have to wonder if they'll be referring to him at ALL in any light. Until you started this thread, I'd already forgotten he'd returned. Where the hell is he?!? (On dark matches...I know...)

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Makes you wonder if Hennig, a former nWo member, will indeed re-join the nWo in the near future.

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#9 Posted on
It was great to see Mr. Perfect back. Especially the part where he managed to flick his gum when he was hanging over the ropes.

As far as any negative images from Mr. Perfect, I really think that Joe Wrestling Fan still enjoys that kind of stuff more than Joe Internet Fan thinks. My regular wrestling fan buddies both went crazy when Mr. Perfect and Goldust came out, because they rememberd them and remembered them being interesting characters.

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#10 Posted on
No. Your friends went crazy when Goldust and Mr. Perfect came out because they remembered them from when they were 10, not because they're interesting characters.

It's kind of like when Mr. T shows up on a commercial and you're like "Mr. T! Awesome! I love that guy!" Then when you see his third commercial you're just like "Mr. T is doing another commercial?"


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