• WWF Legend Passed Away 19 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 44
On this day in 2003, we lost Old School WWF Legend “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig at the age of 44 due to a heart attack, caused by a drug overdose.
After a career in Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association (1980-1988) and quite a few jobs that he did on WWF TV in between (1982-1983), Hennig signed a contract with the World Wrestling Federation in 1988, where he received the legendary character of “Mr. Perfect”, the perfect athlete in all of sports.
He worked there full-time until late 1993 and returned on a few occasions in 1994, 1995 and 1996, before signing with Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling, where he wrestled till his contract ran out in the summer of 2000.
When Mr. Perfect returned to the WWF in 2002, he became one of the final 3 participants in the Royal Rumble match, before being fired in May 2002 due to the infamous “Plane Ride from Hell” incident.
Curt Hennig was the son of AWA Legend Larry “The Axe” Hennig and the father of PG-era WWE Wrestler Curtis Axel (fka Michael McGillicutty).
In 2007, Mr. Perfect was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his close personal friend, Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs.
† REST IN PEACE CURT HENNIG
March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003
• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 67th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend “Gentleman” Chris Adams.
Adams became a professional wrestler in his home country England (UK) during the 70s, before coming to the United States, where he made a name for himself in Fritz Von Erich’s ‘World Class Championship Wrestling’ promotion.
He wrestled for the Dallas, Texas based promotion from 1983 until 1990 (when it was already known as United States Wrestling Association) and later also worked for Ted Turner’s ‘World Championship Wrestling’ from 1997 till 1999.
Adams was known for being the innovator of the now famous Superkick (aka HBK’s “Sweet Chin Music”), as well as being the coach of Steve Austin & Scott Hall.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
February 10, 1955 – October 7, 2001