Bobby Heenan was probably the first heel that made me cross the line. I didn’t care how big a nuisance he was to Hulk Hogan. That he got Paul Orndorff and Andre the Giant to betray Hulkamania. Watching Wrestling Challenge and Prime Time Wrestling became a treat simply because he was so entertaining.
Given his health the news of The Brain’s death wasn’t a shock, but it’s still a bummer. I’ve been slowly creating an extensive Blu-Ray collection and I’m up to mid-85 and Heenan has been even more entertaining than I remember. I’m really looking forward to this extended stroll down memory lane watching wrestling’ best manager/entertainer.
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
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
Just heard the news about #BobbyHeenan deeply saddened. My thoughts are with Cindy and Jess. The Brain made Nitro the smash hit it was.
— Tony Schiavone (@tonyschiavone24) September 17, 2017
Bobby Heenan… The Greatest Manager, One Of The Greatest Announcers, And One Of The Best In-Ring Performers In The History Of The Business
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) September 17, 2017
RIP Bobby "The Brain" Heenan – one of the GREATEST and most influential personas our business has ever known. pic.twitter.com/BUDikV0z2X
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 17, 2017
Bobby Heenan died today and it has left me very sad. He was the best of the best in the biz and a friend. RIP Bobby. Praying for you Cindy pic.twitter.com/T8wuFAYuST
— Ted DiBiase (@MDMTedDiBiase) September 17, 2017
Very saddened to hear of the passing of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. I was truly blessed to know him. RIP my friend!?
— SGT SLAUGHTER (@_SgtSlaughter) September 17, 2017
Very sorry to hear of the passing of Bobby "The Brain " Heenan.I was fortunate to work, laugh and learn from him.A great man.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) September 17, 2017
Saddened to hear of the passing of Bobby Heenan. "The Brain" did it all in the biz, in the most entertaining ways possible. #RIPBobbyHeenan
— REBORN by FATE (@MATTHARDYBRAND) 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
RIP Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. He was one of the greatest mananagers in the history of our business!
— Howard Finkel (@howardfinkel) September 17, 2017
Our thoughts go out to the family of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. No manager or commentator was ever better at entertaining us humanoids.
— Daniel Bryan (@WWEDanielBryan) September 17, 2017
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) September 17, 2017
— Bobby Roode (@REALBobbyRoode) September 17, 2017
Today we lost one of our legends.
Im just happy the last words I said to him were, "I love you Bobby."
RIP Bobby Heenan pic.twitter.com/ofqi6IJguD
— Bubba Ray Dudley (@bullyray5150) September 17, 2017
Without him, there is no me.
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) September 17, 2017
…one of a kind. pic.twitter.com/2uM1qpWHaF
— Triple H (@TripleH) September 17, 2017
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