The emergence of Curtis Axel as a repackaged superstar brings back the memories of his late father, Curt “Mr. Perfect” Hennig.
Axel has finally embraced the legacy of his father, which is a great change from his original character Michael McGillicutty. The first name Curtis is a tribute to his father and the last name Axel honors his grandfather, Larry “The Axe” Hennig.
Mr. Perfect is a legend in the business of professional wrestling, and Curtis Axel’s run will always bring back memories of his late, great father.
One of the best moments of Mr. Perfect’s legendary career comes from 1990. It was a match against Tito Santana that saw Mr. Perfect win his first of two Intercontinental titles. It came in the finals of a tournament for the title.
That tournament came about after Intercontinental title holder the Ultimate Warrior won the WWF Championship from Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania VI. The Warrior was forced to give up the Intercontinental title as a result.