Bobby heenan facebook bobby heenan bobby the brain heenan, legendary professional wrestling manager and commentator, has died at the age of. Legendary wwfwcwawa managerannouncer bobby the brain heenan really needs no introduction. Bobby heenan was born on november 1, 1944 in chicago, illinois, usa as raymond louis heenan. Bobby heenan sketchbook 129 pages, sketching, drawing and creative doodling notebook to draw and journal 8. Remembered fondly as a commentator, heenan was also a top manager leading the heenan family through various promotions.
Remembering the powerful voice, presence of wrestling legend the late, great wrestling manager and broadcaster let us all suspend disbelief. The hulkser provides a foreward that sets the tone for the entire book. Craig wilson this past week, the wrestling world lost the iconic bobby the brain heenan. Bobby heenan bobby heenan, late 1980s birth name raymond louis heenan born 19441101 november 1, 1944 chicago, illinois, u. Why the death of bobby heenan is such a loss to wrestling. Bobby heenan was one of our guests at icons of wrestling in philly. The news of bobby the brain heenans passing today gutted me. Bobby the brain heenan, remembering wrestling legend.
Bobby the brain unleashes the life story of bobby heenan, better known as the brain in wrestling circles. This sunday, in our sunday sermon, well have a fulsome tribute to the brain. While you might expect this to be a fantastic book given the author, its not only merely decent, but it isnt heenans best book. He tells all about his experiences with hulk hogan, andre the giant, vince mcmahon, and all the other personalities that every wrestling fan knows like a relative. Quotations by bobby heenan, american wrestler, born november 1, 1944. Of course, that was when they brought in mark madden, so that may not actually be the case. In bobby heenans book he says that tony schiavone always wanted to sit in a chair that was higher than the other announcers.
Heenan plied his trade as their mischievous manager by running his mouth on their behalf with a sarcastic wit considered among the best in the business and by often weaseling out of facing the inevitable. Bobby heenan became the mastermind behind the triumphant faction known as the heenan family. Remembering the original awa heenan family ring the. Bobby heenan broke his neck when an opponent dropped a leg drop and bent his head to the side. He died on september 17, 2017 in largo, florida, usa. Heenan managed wrestlers under the heenan family name in the american wrestling association awa, the national wrestling alliances nwa georgia championship wrestling gcw, and the world wrestling federation wwf. The news of bobby the brain heenans passing today gutted me, ross wrote on twitter. This documentary serves up highlights from his career such as matches involving andre the giant, nick bockwinkle, and ravishing rick rude. Bobby the brain heenan was gold standard in professional. Rj chronicles bobby heenan s first days in the wwf. Raymond louis heenan november 1, 1944 september 17, 2017, better known as bobby the brain heenan was one of professional wrestlings most famous managers and possibly the most successful, working throughout wwes federation years of the 80s and 90s as the manager of many a great wrestler and tag team, often running his collective of wrestlers under.
In bobby heenans book he says that tony schiavone always. Died september 17, 2017 20170917 aged 72 largo, florida, u. The heenan family was a stable of wrestlers managed by bobby the brain heenan beginning in the 1970s. Wwe legend bobby the brain heenan dead at 73 with a career spanning more than four decades, heenan was the the brain behind some of. Bobby heenan simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Youll walk away realizing that any professional wrestling hall of fame ought to have a bobby heenan wing. If you were a fan of the old awa particularly between the 1960s to the early 80s, or the wwf of the 80s, you will not be able to put down this book. Reading heenans words, you also get a good feel for how the territorial wrestling scene operated back in the. Bobby the brain heenan has died at the age of 73, according to a tweet by wrestling announcer jim ross. With all of the many wrestling related books published in the last couple of years, it is evident that bobby heenan just put the main event book on wrestling in bookstores across the country.
In 2002, i got heenans first book as a birthday gift from a family member that knew i loved wrestling and that heenan was one of my favorites. Written with former pwi staffer steve anderson, the book is pretty slim at 192 pages of very large type. Bobby the brain heenan is a former american professional wrestling manager, wrestler and color commentator. Wwe 2k17 hall of fame 2017 induction match of ravishing rick rude vs bobby rude 17 keith blanchette. He is best known for his time in the awa, wcw and wwf where he managed some of the biggest names in sports entertainment. This page is for the greatest manager of all time and the best entertainer. Bobby heenan facebook bobby heenan bobby the brain heenan, legendary professional wrestling manager and commentator, has died at the age of 73, according to multiple news sources. Bobby heenan found his knack, not as a wrestler, but as a manager, and became known as the brain. Bobby the brain heenan 19432017 find a grave memorial. In this book bobby the brain spares no expenses digging into people whom he dislikes for whatever reasons. This fan page does not represent the actual persons. Title match media llc owns exclusive licencingdistribution rights to this footage. The final two chapters even provide you with a peek at a kinder and gentler weasel. Raymond louis ray heenan november 1, 1943 september 17, 2017 was an american retired manager, professional wrestler and color commentator.
Bobby heenan, a professional wrestler who found greater success managing other wrestlers and working as a quickwitted commentator, becoming one of the most colorful figures in a flamboyant. In a career spanning over four decades, bobby heenan was the the brain behind some of the most prolific superstars in wwe history. The cover of the book is a masterpiece in itself, featuring the heenan we all loved to hate from his wrestlingmanaging days. Wwe is saddened to learn that wwe hall of famer bobby heenan, regarded by many as the greatest manager in sportsentertainment history, has passed away at age 72 with a career spanning more than four decades, heenan was the the brain behind some of the most prolific superstars in sportsentertainment history. He had a second career as an announcer for wwe and wcw. Jim cornette and paul heyman can have a tuxedo match for second place, but the brain is no. Wrestlings bad boy tells all, bobby heenan does say vince russo wanted more of an mtv look. He was an actor, known for wrestlemania v 1989, saturday nights main event 1985 and wwf primetime wrestling 1985. Bobby heenan was the greatest wrestling manager of all time.
Wwe hall of famer bobby the brain heenan hospitalized. Wwe legend bobby the brain heenan dead at 73 rolling stone. Bobby heenans unmistakable sense of humor embellishes this book from beginning to end. When the first thing bobby heenan does is flick you off, you know its gonna be a good interview. Bobby the brain heenan enjoyed one of the more colorful careers in the history of professional wrestling, becoming one of the most celebrated managers and commentators of all time. Bobby the brain heenan, legendary professional wrestling manager and commentator, has died at the age of 73, according to multiple news sources. He had a few interesting stories to tell about guys such as andre the giant and dick the bruiser, among other oldtime wrestlers. Wwe hall of famer bobby the brain heenan passes away. Heenans first bookthats right, he wrote another one, toois an absolute mustread, from his start in the midwest, to his trips through the georgia territory, back to the awa, and then to the wwe. Bobby heenans autobiography is a must read for any fan who grew up with wrestling in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Bobby the brain heenan appreciation page home facebook. Bobby the brain by bobby heenan pro wrestling books. Remembering the life and legacy of bobby the brain. When we think of bobby we laugh and smile because those are the feelings he instilled in us as wrestling fans.
Heenan would reach for the lever so that schiavone would sink down he also says that eric bischoff asked him to stop insulting the midgets on commentary because they would write letters and complain to wcw. Reading heenan s words, you also get a good feel for how the territorial wrestling scene operated back in the. Bobby the brain heenan signing at ecw arena april 2016. Heenan is best known for his time in american wrestling association awa, the world wrestling federation wwf and world championship wrestling wcw. Theres a case to be made that bobby the brain heenan is the best allround performer in wrestling history, chris jericho said last week. Bobby the brain heenan rj reads wrestling books youtube.1158 733 938 1281 1407 1331 776 948 799 596 1227 427 300 1310 54 1004 1648 116 1396 631 366 1305 1333 286 514 1122 1178 259 999 947 37 730 711 201