Hall of Fame wrestler Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan dies at age 73

Hall of Fame wrestler Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan dies at age 73”

Such members include AMA Legends and WWE Hall of Famers like as Nick Bockwinkel, Harley Race, Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy, "Ravishing" Rick Rude, "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff. And that's a short list. "HH", wrote Hulk Hogan.

Heenan's wit was incredible, even through recent years, and he easily could have been a Ted Knight-level actor/comedian on television even if WWF's attempts like the Bobby Heenan show were not a big success.

A persistent neck injury saw Heenan quit taking wrestling contracts as he gradually became a full-time commentator, but not before he unforgettably cheered Ric Flair to Royal Rumble glory.

We at Wrestling Rumors extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Heenan family during this hard time. "The Brain" did it all in the biz, in the most entertaining ways possible.

But it was a merging of his two roles, wrestling and managing, that was his finest night in the WWF.

Sadly, the wrestling world lost a megastar today.

Heenan made a name for himself being the manager for lots of legendary wrestlers. Heenan was a tremendous performer in all aspects of his career. Heenan's crimson-drenched mug adorned the cover of many wrestling magazines in those days.

Heenan moved to the World Wrestling Federation in 1984, where he established the most famous of his "Heenan Family" stables. As co-host of WWF Prime Time Wrestling with Gorilla Monsoon, Heenan shamelessly hyped up the men he managed and wisecracked about jobbers or babyface wrestlers he disliked. R.I.P. Bobby Heenan. He was a father, brother, mentor and friend to me. He was 72 years old.

There are no details yet on the cause of Heenan's passing. Bobby never returned to the announce desk full time after his Atlanta departure, but did make one final, satisfying appearance in the booth for WrestleMania X-Seven's gimmick battle royal.

Heenan was a courageous man who fought not only in the ring but outside of it also; having been diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002, he later recovered, but dropped much of his 231lbs frame down to less than 190lbs. "There's only one thing missing", he said. In my view, he was the greatest manager of all-time and he will be missed.

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