Eric Bischoff explains why Curt Hennig was not the same guy towards the end of WCW

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Eric Bischoff and Conrad Thompson talked about “Mr. Good” Curt Hennig on a latest episode of “83 Weeks” on

Bischoff talked about Hennig’s time as a part of the Robbinsdale Excessive College group of wrestlers, his begin within the AWA, his soar to the WWF as Mr. Good, his Lloyds of London coverage, his soar to WCW and his time within the NWO, the 4 Horsemen, the West Texas Redneck and the ultimate years of his life.

Listed here are some highlights:

Bischoff speaking about Curt Hennig circa 1999-2000:

“I believe by this level, the accidents, the ache, the dependancy, the frustration, the belief that he most likely noticed the top of his profession a lot prior to he wished to see it coming, all of these issues had one thing to do with it to 1 diploma or one other when it comes to what Curt, his life-style, and what he was doing to himself.  It was beginning to turn into increasingly more evident.  He wasn’t the identical man.  He was in so some ways as a result of Curt, and I used to be eager about this this morning as a result of I knew we had been going to have a dialog about what Curt was actually like, or a minimum of my impression of him.

Curt, I believe greater than anyone else that I can consider proper now, actually beloved life.  He beloved to hunt.  He beloved to fish.  He beloved his household.  He beloved to snort.  He beloved to make different folks snort.  That was the Curt that I so keep in mind once I take into consideration Curt Hennig, however, ‘99, ‘00, that wasn’t the identical Curt.  In some ways he was, however, the shine was coming off.  He wasn’t as joyful as he had been beforehand once I knew him.  He didn’t have that very same bounce in his step when he walked by the locker room and I don’t imply bodily.  I imply the way in which he carried himself when it comes to his vitality.  He appeared like a little bit little bit of a shadow, only a fraction of a shadow of his former self and he simply didn’t appear to be having as a lot enjoyable.”

(Observe: Hennig’s greatest pal Rick Impolite handed away in early 99 and that was possible a giant purpose why Hennig was not the identical man out and in of the ring).

Bischoff on how Hennig ought to greatest be remembered:

“By his smile.  He was all the time having enjoyable.  He was all the time making an attempt to make any individual else snort.  It might have been at my expense or your expense or DDP’s expense.  Not everyone laughed.  There have been sure folks within the room that didn’t, however most individuals did.  I believe making folks snort was one of many issues that motivated Curt along with all the plain issues like cash and fortune and fame and all that.  I believe what he actually beloved to do was make folks snort.  It’s how he stored himself up.  It’s how he stored himself entertained is by entertaining everyone else.”

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