The Sad Story of Wrestling's Perfect One

Adrian StaehleSenior Analyst IMarch 6, 2009

I recently watched a match from the "Mr. Perfect Archives," and I thought to myself, he was never a world champion—and I couldn't believe it.

Curt was probably one of the greatest technical wrestlers of this generation, and it's a shame he wasn't a world champion.

Mr. Perfect leaves a legacy of perfection because he was just that perfect. His battles with Flair and Hart were amazing to watch.

Curt had a lot of demons in his life that he couldn't beat.  Sadly, he lost his life due to a lot of them.

Perfect was a two-time IC champ, and that was good enough to get him in the Hall of Fame in 2007, his friend Wade Boggs inducting him; his wife, four children, and parents accepted on Perfect's behalf.

It always surprises me when I see someone with the biggest of hearts suffer from the biggest of demons.

Curt Henning, aka Mr. Perfect, lived a life that grips at the hearts of many wrestling fans.  If you didn't cry watching old matches, you cried at the Hall of Fame induction.

I am so looking forward to Curt's son Joe; he posses a lot of qualities similar to his father's—he has the ability to be perfect, and be a great champion.

Mr. Perfect, Curt Heninng, the Perfect One, whatever you want to call him, is as perfect now as he was then.