On this day in Pro Wrestling history in 2002, late great WWE Hall of Famer “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig was released from his WWE contract because of his conduct on the “plane ride from hell”.
The “plane ride from hell” incident happened on May 5, 2002 when WWE wrestlers and staff members were coming back to USA from Great Britain after finishing their European tour.
During the flight, Curt Hennig and Brock Lesnar got into a mid-flight wrestling match in the aisle of the plane. Hennig was ribbing Lesnar about who the better amateur wrestling was. Lesnar took down Hennig and Hennig failed to do anything in return. Other people on the flight including Finlay, Triple H & Paul Heyman separated the two.
WWE announced the released of Curt Hennig after this incident and there was no heat on Lesnar.