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One of the greatest heel managers and color commentators in the history of professional wrestling has died. WWE Hall of Famer Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan has died following a long time battle with cancer.
‘The Brain’, who started out as a wrestler, really became famous and a huge draw when he began working as a heel manager. Heenan managed the likes of Ric Flair, Andre the Giant, Jesse Ventura, King Kong Bundy and countless others.
Bobby’s two greatest talents were on the mic and being able to draw heat from the crowd without distracting from the match taking place in the ring. And his later work as a color commentator was 2nd to none.
Unfortunately, instead of being able to relax and enjoy his retirement, Heenan spent the later part of his life battling several serious health issues including throat cancer. The wrestling community morns the loss of ‘The Brain’.
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
The news of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan’s passing today gutted me.
I loved our time together.
No one ever did it better than the Wease.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) September 17, 2017
I’ll bet the wrestling fans in Heaven are being highly entertained right now. Rest in Peace Bobby The Brain Heenan. pic.twitter.com/r7QZXj454i
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) September 18, 2017
BOBBY THE REAL BRAIN I LOVE YOU. MY HEART BREAK FOREVER. I MISS YOU BROTHER pic.twitter.com/SAh1I4dJFi
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) September 17, 2017
Don’t mourn death
Thanks for entertaining & making my childhood great
Bobby the Brain Heenan
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) September 18, 2017
RIP Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. Thanks for gracing us humanoids with your unmatched talent for so many years.. Nobody did it better. Nobody.
— Jay ‘Christian’ Reso (@Christian4Peeps) September 17, 2017
Worked with Bobby Heenan from 1980 until my career ended,learned new things from him ever single day,love u my brother rip. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) September 17, 2017