7 Rare Curt Hennig Matches You Need To See

Little-seen rarities from Mr. Perfect.

In this regular feature I intend to put my quarter-of-a-century of wrestling viewing to good use by helping to educate and inform the modern fan about the greats of a generation they missed out on. Curt Hennig was a great worker, famous for his bumping ability, tremendous selling and ability to get the best out of anyone he worked with. Curt was a generous performer in the ring, putting his own body on the line for the benefit of his opponent. When he passed away in 2003 the wrestling world lost one of the greats, and chances are many of the new generation of wrestling fans have never had the pleasure of watching him wrestle. It would be easy to randomly select seven great Curt Hennig matches, and lists of that ilk are readily available for those who want them. Everybody knows about Hennig€™s classics with Bret Hart (SummerSlam €™91 and King of the Ring €™93), Nick Bockwinkel (AWA Championship Wrestling, AWA Superclash II) and countless others. A list arbitrarily ranking those great outings would mean nothing. To make it more interesting, for both you the reader and me the writer, I am going to delve deep into the annals of wrestling history in an effort to pluck seven lesser-seen Curt Hennig matches that are well worth going out of your way to see. The two rules: the match cannot be from a pay-per-view and it cannot feature on Curt Hennig€™s compilation release (The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect)...
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The author of the highly acclaimed 'Titan' book series, James Dixon has been involved in the wrestling business for 25 years as a fan, wrestler, promoter, agent, and writer. James spent several years wrestling on the British independent circuit, but now prefers to write about the bumps and bruises rather than take any of them. His past in-ring experience does however give a uniquely more "insider" perspective on things, though he readily admits to still being a "mark" at heart. James is the Chief Editor and writer at historyofwrestling.co.uk and is responsible for the best-selling titles Titan Sinking, Titan Shattered, and Titan Screwed, as well as the Complete WWF Video Guide series, and the Raw Files series.