Former WWF manager, wrestler and color commentator Bobby “The Brain” Heenan was diagnosed throat cancer in early 2002. After fighting the battle against cancer for almost 15 years, the legendary wrestling manager passed away at the age of 72 on 17th September, 2017.
Heenan first started out in the year 1967 as a wrestler and manager for the promotion World Wrestling Association. In 1984, Vince McMahon first signed Hennan as a manager for Jesse Ventura and throughout his career he went onto manage the likes of numerous wrestlers. Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Harley Race, Lex Luger and King Haku are just a few names he managed in his early days. “The Brain” also managed the likes of Nigel McGuinnes, Jimmy Jacobs, Colt Cabana and even CM Punk during his decorated career.
In a recent interview with TMZ, WWE COO Triple H stated that WWE Hall of Famer, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan who tragically passed away on September 17th wasn’t just a great manager but also was one of the greatest wrestlers ever.
During a recent interview with TMZ, Triple H claimed that Bobby Heenan wasn’t just a great manager but he also delivered inside the ring as a great performer. The former World champion said that most people don’t know about Heenan’s in ring work and his tremendous wrestling skills.
“He was one of the all-time best ever. What people don’t know is, Bobby could have done any of this, he was one of the best in-ring performers there was, he just chose not to do it.”
“The Game” then says that he loved Bobby and talks about his great personality off screen. He also says that Heenan is one of the most naturally funniest guys, he has ever come across.
“I loved Bobby; he was a great guy, probably one of the naturally funniest guys ever. Look back on the WWE network and watch Bobby get put into the WWE Hall of Fame. He did probably an hour of stand-up without a note.”- Triple H added.
When asked about why Heenan’s in ring career was cut short, the NXT producer said that it was a decision made by Bobby himself as he wanted to be a wrestling manager, rather than a wrestler.
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