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Bobby Heenan

Birthdate: 1. November 1944
Date of death: 17. September 2017

Raymond Louis Heenan was an American professional wrestling manager, color commentator, wrestler, and comedian, best known for his time with the American Wrestling Association , the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling under the ring name Bobby "The Brain" Heenan.

Frequently described as the greatest professional wrestling manager of all time, he was known for his skill in elevating villainous on-screen talent by drawing negative reactions for himself and his wrestlers from the crowd. He was paired with numerous wrestlers, including Nick Bockwinkel, whom he led to win the AWA World Heavyweight Championship, and he became an integral figure in the 1980s professional wrestling boom by managing King Kong Bundy and André the Giant in WWF main event matches with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 2 and WrestleMania III respectively. The wrestlers under his tutelage were collectively known as "The Heenan Family" at various times throughout his career.

Known for his quick wit and comedic ability, Heenan also served as a color commentator and is remembered for his on-screen repartee with Gorilla Monsoon. Outside of wrestling, Heenan authored two books, appeared on numerous television shows, and briefly hosted a parody talk show titled The Bobby Heenan Show on WWF Prime Time Wrestling. Heenan retired in 2001 at WrestleMania X-Seven after a seventeen-year stint as a commentator in professional wrestling but he continued to make sporadic appearances in several promotions. In 2002, he was diagnosed with throat cancer, which limited his appearances in later years, and died from complications of the disease in 2017. Among other honors, he has been inducted into the Professional Wrestling, WWE, and Wrestling Observer halls of fame. Wikipedia

„Remember that old saying: What the hell, use the bell!“

—  Bobby Heenan

Source: World Wrestling Federation (1984-1993), WrestleMania VIII (1992)

„There's nothing better than a good, blind referee.“

—  Bobby Heenan

Misc.

„You don't have to yell at me! I'm not blind!“

—  Bobby Heenan

Misc.

„A friend in need is a pest.“

—  Bobby Heenan

Misc.

„I've never blithered in my life!“

—  Bobby Heenan

Misc.

„A good big man will always beat a small little punk.“

—  Bobby Heenan

Source: World Wrestling Federation (1984-1993), Survivor Series (1993)

„Well, cheating and surviving go hand in hand.“

—  Bobby Heenan

Source: World Wrestling Federation (1984-1993), Survivor Series (1993)

„Cheating is only cheating when you get caught, and bragging isn't bragging when you can do it.“

—  Bobby Heenan

Source: World Wrestling Federation (1984-1993), Summerslam (1993)

„You gotta take the easy way out, this is life! Remember, a friend in need is a pest.“

—  Bobby Heenan

Source: World Wrestling Federation (1984-1993), King of the Ring (1993)

„I see your lips moving, but I can't hear you!“

—  Bobby Heenan

Source: World Wrestling Federation (1984-1993), Royal Rumble (1993)

„Now remember this, when a man sticks his hand out to you, you shake it. Then kick him really hard when he's not looking.“

—  Bobby Heenan

Source: World Wrestling Federation (1984-1993), Royal Rumble (1993)

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