Bobby “The Brain” Heenan Death – Throat Cancer 1944-2017 (Age 72) Bobby “The Brain” Heenan has died at age 72, losing his battle with throat cancer. WWE confirmed the news this evening. In 2002 Heenan announced his cancer diagnosis, though in subsequent years he still made appearances, communicating to fans through his wife. WWE commentator Jim Ross first broke the news about Bobby Heenan’s death via Twitter, noting “The news of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan’s passing today gutted me. I loved our time together. No one ever did it better than the Wease.” Bobby Heenan – The Wrestler, Manager A legendary manager and color commentator, Bobby Heenan wrestled throughout the 60s and 70s, but his most recognized roles came from outside the ring. Heenan managed a long list of talent throughout the 80s and early 90s including King Kong Bundy, Big John Studd, Rick Rude, Paul Orndoff, Andre the Giant, Mr.Read More →
Wrestling managers, remember those? For whatever reason, WWE has currently devalued the presence of a manager in today’s era.
Long gone are the days of wrestling managers running stables such as “The Heenan Family”, “The Million Dollar Corporation”, or any of the factions run by “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart.
Are wrestling managers a lost art? Or is simply an old school thing that doesn’t have a place in today’s wrestling world?Read More →