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Life and Times of Mr. Perfect, The (DVD Review)

24 Aug, 2008 By: John Latchem

Mr. Perfect

A 'Perfect' DVD

WWE and Genius Products Sept. 9 release The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect, a $29.95 two-DVD tribute to the late Curt Hennig. The set includes a 75-minute documentary chronicling Hennig's career in professional wrestling, as well as some of his key matches.

Hennig died in 2003 at age 44 from an apparent drug overdose, and the documentary includes several emotional reflections from his friends and family, including his father, wife and son. Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs tearfully recalls a time when Hennig saved his life after a hunting accident.

Hennig's "Mr. Perfect" persona in WWE became one of the all-time great wrestling characters, and this DVD captures that legacy, all the way through Hennig's 2007 posthumous induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Old School wrestling fans will get a kick out of the cheesy Mr. Perfect promos from the late 1980s, in which Hennig demonstrates everything from bowling a perfect game to sinking the perfect putt.


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