WWE: The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect
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The documentry stars off talking about Hennig growing up, how he started wrestling young, and hung around his father (Larry "The Ax" Hennig) when he was training with Verne Gagne before meeting his future wife in high school. How Curt started wrestling for Vince Sr. before moving onto the AWA to team with his dad & Scott Hall (if you haven't seen him outside of his "Razor Ramon/nWo" look then you'll be suprized) was discussed before his feud with Nick Bockwinkel & becoming AWA Champion. How the feud between Curt & Greg Gagne spilled into a family feud with their fathers getting involved before losing the AWA Title to Jerry Lawler & leaving was brought up next. How he got the name Mr. Perfect & the truth behind the "Absolutely Perfect" sport skits was talked about with hysterical footage to go with the story before Wade Boggs tells a story of how Hennig saved his life. Curt's Intercontinental title reign was heavily talked about in terms of how he elevated the championship along with the SummerSlam match with Bret Hart.Read more ›
Mr. Perfect helped to lay the foundation for the glamourization of the Intercontinental Championship and make it more than just a minor title. It became a counterpart to the World championship; an equal, and paved the way for great IC champs like Rowdy Roddy Piper, Bret Hart, British Bulldog, Jeff Jarrett, Razor Ramon, Shawn Michaels, Owen Hart, Triple H, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, etc., etc.
Along with Bret Hart, Mr. Perfect was the greatest "technician" of the late 1980's to early 1990's and is one of the major reasons I'm such a huge fan of wrestling (at least old school wrestling) to this day and he definitely deserves the same treatment as Bret Hart and Ultimate Warrior and should get a deluxe 3-disc set with more matches on them.
I did appreciate seeing the "Abolutely Perfect" viginettes on this DVD. Those are still priceless.
This release features one of the best documentaries WWE has produced on any wrestler. It's very informative, entertaining and moves at a fast pace. The story of Curt Hennig is told by his family, friends and his fellow wrestlers. All of Curt's career highlights are featured and those who only know him as Mr. Perfect from his debut in the WWF in the late eighties, will get to see all of Curt's prior accomplishments in wrestling before becoming Mr. Perfect, and there are a lot of them! For example, Curt was the AWA World Heavyweight Champion before his stint in the WWF, and this is talked about in great detail.
Most are complaining about the match selection, and with good reason. There are some good ones in this set, but not many. I was shocked when WWE decided to include the classic one-hour draw AWA World Heavyweight Championship match between Hennig and champion Nick Bockwinkel from Nov. of 1986. This is pro-wrestling at it's best, with the last 10 minutes being just as good, or better, than any championship match you'll see today. Both men bleed and push each other to the limit. One thing to look for, is when Bockwinkel blades, there is a fan near the front row, who excitedly pantomimes Bockwinkel blading to his friends, letting them know how smart he is to the business. When Bockwinkel places the blade back into his wrist tape, this same fan also pantomimes this to his friends too. It's pretty funny to see.Read more ›
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Great collection of Henning matches, with an incredible match with Nick Bockwinkel that showed young Curt's true potential.Published 13 months ago by Douglas A. Sommer
If your a fan of Mr. Perfect you shouldn't even have to read this. Its a great buy for what $10 come on.Published 18 months ago by Jesse James
Packaged perfectly, fast service, and a great DVD. Husband loved this DVD. It was a good insight into his career, and his personality.Published 18 months ago by AMAZONGIRL