This is truly a very sad day. Curt as Mr. Perfect was one of my favorites for years. His Summerslam '91 match with Bret Hart remains my favorite match of all time to this day.
I had such high hopes when WWE brought him back last year at the Rumble. Who would have guessed that in a little over a year later he would be found dead. Hopefully WWE will pay some sort of tribute to him tonight.
Thanks for the memories, Curt. You will be missed, and always remembered.
"The Universe is shaped exactly like the Earth. You go straight long enough you end up where you were."
Damn, I hate to hear that for two reasons. First I enjoyed Curt's work. I was also a fan of his Dad. Second, we now get to hear another stupid fucking Piper Diatribe about the "sickness". He will probably blame Russo for Kurt's death as well.
First, Vince better have enough class to give Curt a nice video package and the full ten bell salute. Second, this really sucks. For a time in the late 80's/early 90's you could argue Hennig as one of the top three wrestlers in the business. Now, he gets to join his former tag team partners Eddie Gilbert (WWF '84), Rick Rude (NWO '97-98), and Bobby Duncum Jr. (WCW '99). That Scott Hall is not on the list is shocking. This sucks. It really does.
I just read the news 5 minutes ago and came here to see if anyone posted anything. All I can say is - wow. I see the title Curt "Mr. Perfect" Hennig(at that point my interest is really peaked) than I see found dead and my heart just dropped.
Curt was one of the best wrestler's I've had the privlage to watch - truly one of the greats, and wow. I think whats appropriate now is for everyone who wants to to list there favorite memory or match from Curt?
I know for me my favorite Perfect match would have to be Him vs. Bret from Summerslam 1991 because I was there live, but theres countless others. See ya in Heaven Curt....
========== Lawrence Musso - The Sign Guy of Weinerville
I still find it hard to believe. Curt Hennig was always one of my favorite performers during the late 80's and early 90's. Mr. Perfect and Ravishing Rick Rude were two of the main reasons I got into professional wrestling. If it weren't for them, I might not be watching today. And now, they're both gone. I just can't believe it. This truly is a sad day for professional wrestling.
As a side note: I truly hope Vince McMahon has enough class to mention this tonight on Raw.
We will miss you Curt.
EDIT: BTW, may favorite Curt moment has to be his match with Blue Blazer at WrestleMania V. That match, while not mind-blowing by today's standards, was a site to behold in the 80's, and is the match that truly hooked me as wrestling fan. I, too, will also always remember his classic with Bret Hart at SummerSlam 91. Plus, the first time I got to see him live, at WCW Fall Brawl '97, slamming the cage door on Ric Flair's head. Curt, I will TRULY miss you!
(edited by OMEGA on 10.2.03 1704) You thought watching Thunder was bad? Raw is like watching Thunder in re-runs.
The one time I got to see the man himself live; last year, in a dark match before the U.K Insurrextion preview. He fought Goldust, and the crowd went BERSERK for him. Massive pops, "Perfect" chants, we even blew the roof off the place for the Perfect Gumswat. It's also a li'l slice of history, as it was, I believe his last WWF match. G'bye Curt, you'll be missed.
"Here's the thing: I don't give a tupenny f*ck about your moral conundrum, you meatheaded shit-sack. That's pretty much the thing." Daniel Day-Lewis as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting, Gangs Of New York. You'd be surprised at how many statements this can be used as a response to.
Curt Hennig, who was in his prime one of the most talented wrestlers of the modern era, died earlier today in Tampa. He was 44.
Hennig was in town for a show being promoted by Jimmy Hart at the Tampa State Fairgrounds tonight. He was seen alive at 9:30 a.m. by Mickey Jay in his room, but a few hours later when he failed to show up at the gym, a workout partner went back to the room and he was found passed out at about 1 p.m. He was officially pronounced dead a short time later.
"Mr. Perfect" was one of my all-time favorite characters, and Curt Hennig was certainly one of the more talented wrestlers to set foot in the WWE arena. I'll really miss him.
It's official - The WWE logo turned upside down becomes the Mattitude symbol.
Heat was also an hour earlier than usual, so those who didn't realize Mania started an hour before the usual PPV time wouldn't be tuned in. RAW is in a 3.6-3.9 range at this point, with very little shifting.