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    Posted: 18/September/2017 at 20:34
I had a nice post all written up and then adders had o go and get rid of the thread I was posting to... Still annoyed. ;)

RIP Heenan. Simply the best bumping manager, heel, and color commentator and IMO they best person ever to speak on the mic in WWE history.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/September/2017 at 18:24
Very sad news but as mentioned Bobby Heenan had been in poor health ever since he was diagnosed with throat cancer back in the early 2000's.

I agree with what most have already said, Heenan was the greatest manager and announcer of all time and just a hugely entertaining on screen talent in which ever role he took for that particular show.

Every talent he managed or worked with benefited from it, the Brain could get a heel wrestler over just by association and his heel work also gave many a rub to a babyface talent as well. As for his announcing work well it's never been matched, I have plenty of fond memories from my early days as a WWE fan of Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon running the announce desk, as far as I'm concerned Gorilla and the Brain are to date far and away the best commentary partnership WWE have had, their chemistry was amazing. In the modern era I often zone out to what the announcers are saying but Heenan and Monsoon were often more entertaining than the match.

R.I.P Bobby Heenan. Another of my childhood wrestling favourites sadly gone.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/September/2017 at 14:01
Possibly the greatest HOF speech ever too....

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ssb8t

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The greatest manager ever end of discussion. Nobody even comes anywhere close to him.

Definitely one of the best commentators that business has ever seen as well.

It's very sad but at least now he's out of pain at long last.
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Really sad news to wake up to but my word the memories he gave me are something I still laugh at now. Him wrestling in padded "Dog Protective" clothing during The Islanders/Bulldogs feud to protect him from Matilda, his mannerisms whilst managing The Heenan Family, referring to himself as a broadcast journalist, calling us all humanoids, the way he got Luger over before he even debuted, riding on an elephant backwards at Wrestlemania 9, being part of the greatest commentary team ever with Monsoon, and countless others.

He even had one of the HOF speeches that brought a tear to the eye for one simple line..."I wish Monsoon was here to see this".

Thanks for the memories Brain, you're not in pain anymore.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dukezilla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/September/2017 at 00:55
Despite being in poor health for the last fifteen years, this is still quite possibly the worst news of the entire 2000s-2010s and am very surprised it is not getting mainstream coverage.

He wasn't one of the greatest managers, he was THE greatest manager and that simply cannot be disputed. In addition to that, he was a great commentator and on air personality for "The Bobby Heenan Show" on the USA Network. He even was a wrestler early in his time in the business, although his tenure as a wrestler was not very long. The broadcast team of he and Gorilla Monsoon was equally legendary as Heenan himself, they were a duo that did a great job of getting the stars over while also presenting incredibly funny banter that enhanced the product. 

Heenan will be sadly missed. 

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Quote From Jim Ross Website

Yes...one of my greatest, professional experiences was teaming with Bobby Heenan during his WWE run in the mid 90's. Bobby Heenan is the MOST talented individual that I've ever worked with when it comes to wrestling, managing, and announcing. Period. End of story.


Bobby Heenan was one of the best @ that booth. He was so funny, I could not stand it. I loved him early in the WWE and even in WCW. The man is a class act and one of the greatest of all time behind Gorilla IMHO ...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mr Wrestling NO.3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15/January/2011 at 00:11

Yeah that was a great one.

Also his Royal Rumble 92 commentary performance which was truly epic.
 
Summerslam 91 when he did a segment outside Hogan's dressing room, and was basically ordering the camera man around because he's a busy man, and chellenging Hogan to a match with the REAL World's championSmile
 
The Brain Scans I love too they were always a hoot, really different.
 
And once at King Of the Ring 93 when Jim Ross and Macho Man were talking about the time factor in the Lex Luger V Tantaka match.  The brain came out with this cracker:
 
"But Tantaka doesn't have any idea about how much time is left, he just knows than it will be many moons before he wins wrestling match"  GoldSmile
 
J.R. "Why do they call you the Brain I never understood that?"
 
Heenan "Well why do they call you Jim Ross?"Clap
Lifes what you make it.

I choose to out think people, who are too dumb and pick on the rich.
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I personally hope to see his post match interview when Rude lost the IC title to the Warrior...He was so tore up and into it that he was tripping over himself and it came out as brilliant. Mean Gene was like Your babbling man get a hold of yourself....gold solid gold
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote admin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13/January/2011 at 16:26
Now he's a DVD out maybe it's the best time to talk about your best memories of him. From Jim Ross Website.......
 
Quote Emailer....Yes...Bobby Heenan was an excellent wrestler in his day. Very underrated. Hands down the best manager ever. Arguably the best color commentator too. Buy his DVD which is out now and you won't regret it. Have yet to hear one negative review of it.
 
His time trying to get in the first ever episode of Raw dressed as a woman has to be up there.
 
So does him trying to scoop up the dollars in the ring with Andre The Giant.
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