During his interview with “Hannibal TV”, Val Venis discussed the admiration that he had for Mr. Perfect. He also talked about the infamous fight between Hennig and Brock Lesnar aboard an airplane. Here are the highlights:
On Why He Respected Mr. Perfect:
Mr. Perfect was one of the top performers in the industry. When he was the Intercontinental Champion years before I was, he was someone I looked up to. He was one of those technical guys. That’s what I liked about the IC title, the most technical guys always went for it. So, to get into the ring with someone I always looked up to for his wrestling ability, not so much his character as I never really cared for the character, but his wrestling ability was something I admired. He was very confident in the ring and at executing different moves. Great dropkick. It looked so effortless. He was one of those guys I watched, studied, and tried to emulate in many ways.
On The Fight Between Hennig & Lesnar:
From what I understand is that they had some words. Not sure what they are since I’ve heard different stories. They got in each other’s faces and then they were locked up and slamming each other into the emergency exit door. it was a little worrisome for people on that plane. I don’t know the whole story behind it, but when they were fighting they were smashing into that exit door.
On Mr. Perfect Being In Great Shape When He Got Released:
I think Curt Hennig could’ve gone for several more years. He was always in incredible shape. He put in the time and always set goals. He made decisions that would lead him toward the goals he set. He was always in top-notch shape.
You can listen to the full interview below:
Credit: Hannibal TV. H/T Wrestlezone.