For some reason, Curtis Axel has adapted the persona of Axelmania for a run at Wrestlemania 31 as I believe he is entered into the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Well before he was a wrestler, his father Mr. Perfect was one of the best in the business in my opinion. At WrestleMania IX from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, he took on The Narcissist Lex Luger in a one on one match. The Narcissist was supposed to be WCW’s answer to Hulk Hogan back in the day, but he ended up debuting in the WWE as a heel. Both men right from the start of the match were trying to out wrestle each other with elbow collar tie ups and arm drags. Mr. Perfect would eventually gain the first advantage of the match as he was able to outsmart Lex Luger with a nice knee lift and a drop kick sending Luger to the outside to regroup. Once Luger was back in the ring, he was quickly able to gain his first advantage of the match sucker punching Mr. Perfect when the referee was trying to break them up from the corner of the ring.
That wouldn’t last for long either as Mr. Perfect was able to gain some separation and a advantage by working on the knee of Luger. After trying some submissions to weaken the knee, Mr. Perfect went to perform an Irish whip into the corner and it backfired when Luger reversed it. It seemed like doom for M.r Perfect as it looked like his back was injured after smashing into the turnbuckle. Luger took the advantage and he worked on the back hitting Perfect with forearms to the back and even hitting a back breaker. Mr. Perfect tried fighting back and he was throwing everything at Luger, but no matter what he tried he couldn’t get the win. Mr. Perfect even tried to get the back slide on Luger, but with the help of the rope, Luger was able to re-position himself and he got the back slide for the 1-2-3 and the win. This was the WWE’s first outdoor WrestleMania and one that was heavily criticized for a lot of things, but I always thought this was a match up of the two best wrestlers in the WWE at the time.