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  • I Am Not Spock: Mr. Perfect and Curt Hennig are so synonimous that can't be separated one form the other. Although he always recognized it was his most famous gimmick, it never was his favourite. He said that he always wanted to play a cowboy, a wish granted by WCW late in The '90s as part of his West Texas Rednecks.
  • One-Hit Wonder: Leaving aside he only had 2 songs under his belt, "I hate Rap" (A.K.A. "Rap is Crap") was a minor but well-remembered Bluegrass hit back in '99. Bonus point for he did the guitar and lead vocals... performing as you may have guessed quite well.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Hennig really was an accomplished athlete and Mr. Perfect was a caricature of his real personality.
    • The skills he shows in his vignettes are all real, but Curt needed to not know the camera was running in order to pull them off.
  • Role-Ending Misdemeanor: His career was littered with incidents of drug use and drunkenness (it's no coincidence that he used to tag-team with Scott Hall), so it's no surprise that his drunken brawl with Brock Lesnar on a plane (which would become known as the "Plane Ride from Hell") ended his second WWE stint.
  • What Could Have Been: Often called "the best wrestler never to be WWE Champion", Hennig's career was plagued by constant injuries which kept him from being used by WWE to his full potential.
    • There was a period of about a month at the end of 1989 where the plan was for Hennig to go over Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to get the WWF title. Popular rumor is that Hogan himself nixed the idea.
    • Before his death, the idea was floated about him possibly taking the NWA world heavyweight championship from Jeff Jarrett.
    • Curt barely dodged a bullet - Terry Taylor was also considered for the "Mr. Perfect" gimmick. When Hennig was chosen for that gimmick, Taylor was given the "Red Rooster" gimmick, which permanently destroyed his career.

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