Yesterday the wrestling world lost Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. He was an influential figure that has impacted the business in several ways. When people talk about him the common word that is used is greatest of all-time.
Bobby “The Brain” Heenan definitely left his mark on the wrestling industry. Hennan career lasted for more than four decades. He is known for fantastic psychology as a wrestling manager he would do what it takes for his wrestlers to win. However, one aspect of his career that often gets overlooked was his ability to do commentary.
Vince McMahon decided to do something different with Bobby “The “Brain Heenan since he was so good on the mic he decided to put him on commentary. He replaced Jesse Ventura on Prime Time Wrestling and All American Wrestling. It aired on the USA Network He was paired with Gorilla Monsoon. They were the perfect team because monsoon kept it serious while Heenan always lightened up the mood.This was a brilliant move, from the WWE because Heenan was suffering from a broken neck he received ten years earlier and he decided to leave the WWE at the end of 1993.His sending off from the WWE was done by Gorilla Monsoon on the edition of Monday Night RAW back in of 1993. It took place in New York and Monsoon threw everything onto the street.
Whenever Heenan was on camera he was always on point and he could make anybody laugh at any moment. He was a genius and he could say anything to get the crowd going.
The Heenan family
The Heenan Family was great because Heenan’s mission was to have strength in his numbers. The members of the Heenan Family was star-studded with including Legends and WWE Hall of Famers such as Nick Bockwinkel, the Blackjacks, Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, the Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard), Harley Race, and of course, the first WWE Hall of Famer, Andre the Giant. The biggest moment of Heenan’s career was when Hulk Hogan Powerslam Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III in front of 93,173 fans at Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit.
It is it extremely difficult to fill the void that is left Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. However, even though he is gone his legacy will never be forgotten. Even the younger generation now they can educate themselves on Heenan with the WWE Network.