CONNECTICUT: WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” passed away on Sunday at the age of 73. The cause of his death has not been ascertain but he was battling throat cancer. One of the well-known commentators and managers in the history of professional wrestling WWE signed Heenan in 1984 after his successful run in...
CONNECTICUT: WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” passed away on Sunday at the age of 73.
The cause of his death has not been ascertain but he was battling throat cancer.
One of the well-known commentators and managers in the history of professional wrestling
WWE signed Heenan in 1984 after his successful run in World Wrestling Association (WWA) and the American Wrestling Association (AWA). After signing with the billion dollar company, he first managed Hall of Famer Big John Studd.
He has also managed some of the most esteemed superstars to have stepped foot in the squared circle including Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Paul Orndorff, Arn Anderson and Mr. Perfect.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004.
Stars from the wrestling world took to Twitter to honor Heenan.
The commentary team of Bobby Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon also set a precedent for the announce teams.
Heenan signed with WCW in 1994 after leaving WWE but returned to the company when WWE Chairman Vince McMahon bought out WCW in 2001 at WrestleMania 17 with Mean Gene Okerlund.
Several WWE superstars reacted to the death of Bobby Heenan and condoled the deceased superstar’s family on their Twitter accounts.
One of the greatest managers and announcers in WWE history. Our thoughts are with the Heenan family. pic.twitter.com/r9A3IJlSoP
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) September 18, 2017
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) September 17, 2017
…one of a kind. pic.twitter.com/2uM1qpWHaF
— Triple H (@TripleH) September 17, 2017
RIP #BobbyHeenan . It was a privilege
— Ember Moon (@WWEEmberMoon) September 17, 2017
One of the main reasons I grew up loving wrestling and the WWE. An absolute legend. Thank u for the memories fella. #RIPBobbyTheBrainHeenan
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) September 18, 2017
This hit me hard. #RIPBobbyHeenan
— Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) September 18, 2017
Oh man. #RIPBobbyHeenan
— Dustin Rhodes (@Goldust) September 17, 2017
#RIPBobbyHeenan – U touched my life w/ ur witty ridiculous antics- making me laugh and boo, & thank u 4 being an equally outstanding person
— John Morrison (@TheRealMorrison) September 17, 2017
“I’m a legend in this sport. If you don’t believe me, ask me.”
Thank you for making our Saturday mornings so special. 🙏🏽#RIPBobbyHeenan
— Singh Brothers (@SinghBrosWWE) September 182017
— JR RIKISHI FATU (@TheREALRIKISHI) September 18, 2017