The son of 2006 Hall of Fame inductee Larry Hennig, Curt was raised in Minnesota and began wrestling as a professional at the age of 22. During the early 1980s, he worked with his father as tag-team partners and they won the NWA Pacific Northwest title. In 1986, he teamed with Scott Hall to win the AWA world title. Curt also was AWA world heavyweight champion.
At 6-3 and 235 pounds of hard muscle, Hennig had a great presence in the ring. After joining the WWF, Curt adopted the nickname “Mr. Perfect” and became one of the biggest names in the game. He had sellout matches with Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart and other WWF stars.
Curt won many titles during his career as a professional wrestler. He was a two-time Intercontinental champion in the WWF as well as the United States Heavyweight champion in the WCW.
Hennig wrestled at Robbinsdale High School in Minnesota and was highly regarded for his wrestling abilities and his in-the-ring skills. Curt passed away on February 10, 2003, prior to a match in Florida, at the age of 44. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.