10 Wrestlers Who Hulk Hogan Refused To Lose Against
9. "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig
Mr. Perfect is generally regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time by so many fans of the industry as well as so many current and past superstars. Whilst a good babyface, Curt Hennig was a truly masterful heel. After some so-so appearances in the WWF between 1982 and 1984, Hennig returned to the company as Mr. Perfect in 1988. Weve all seen the classic vignettes and promos showing moments of perfection from Hennig, and those videos mixed with his arrogant persona saw the character get over huge as a heel in Vince McMahons organisation. Perfect would go on to be undefeated on television for over a year before he would align himself with The Genius as his manager. This was soon followed by Hennigs eyes becoming focussed on Hulk Hogans WWF Title. Things were starting to heat up, as The Genius would actually defeat Hogan by countout and then Mr. Perfect and his manager would steal and smash up the Hulksters championship belt. Hogan and Perfect would end up as the final two competitors in the 1990 Royal Rumble, with Hogan coming out the victor. From there, Perfect dropped down to the midcard and would wind up losing to Brutus Beefcake, a good buddy of Hogans, at Wrestlemania 6. Despite how hugely hated the arrogant Mr. Perfect was, Hogan was said to never have even contemplated losing to Hennig at any point. Given this was the days where Hogan was used to feuding (and defeating) formulaic monster heels, the slightly smaller stature of Hennig was deemed as no threat to the Hulksters WWF Championship. Hennig would go on to defeat Tito Santana to win the Intercontinental Championship later that year and become one of the very best IC Champions of all time. At a later date, he would start to gain a lot of fan support in WCW as part of the Four Horseman, and some were even talking him up as a challenger to Hollywood Hogans WCW Title. Like so many, Hennig ended up joining the nWo before winding up as a member of the nWo B-team and pretty much falling into the obscurity of late 90s WCW.