- Name: Bobby Heenan
- Age at Death: 72 years old
- Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Wrestling Manager
- Net Worth: US $5 Million
- Status: Deceased
Bobby Heenan nicknamed “The Brain” was an American retired professional wrestler, wrestling manager and color commentator. He was active in the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame. Raymond Louis Heenan was born on November 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. He dropped out of school in the 8th grade to help support his family.
Heenan made his debut as a heel manager and wrestler in the mid 1960s. He performed under the moniker “Pretty Boy”. His first in-ring fight was against Prince Pullins in 1965. He was active in the WWA from 1967 to 1974. During his tenure he managed wrestlers like Angelo Poffo and The Valiant Brothers. Heenan joined the AWA in 1974 under a new stage name “The Brain”. He also created a stable of heel wrestlers dubbed “The Heenan Family” in 1974. They competed in the AWA, WWF and the Georgia Championship Wrestling (GCW). They disbanded in 1991. Heenan managed Nick Bockwinkel in the AWA and won his first World title in 1975. He captured the AWA World Tag Team Championship in 1976. He also managed Ken Patera and Masa Saito for the AWA.
Heenan served in the WWF as a manager from 1984 to 1993. During his time he managed Jesse Ventura, Big John Studd, Buddy Rose, Paul Orndorff, Rick Rude, Andre the Giant and several others. His wrestlers won titles like the WWF Intercontinental and the WWF World Tag Team championships. The Heenan Family was also known for their 1980s feud with wrestling icon Hulk Hogan. Heenan was named a color commentator by Vince McMahon in 1986. He worked alongside Gorilla Monsoon on programs like Prime Time Wrestling, All American Wrestling, All-Star Wrestling and WWF Wrestling Challenge.
Heenan retired from managing in 1991 due to neck injuries. He debuted with the WCW in January 1994 as a color commentator. He worked on programs like WCW Saturday Night, WCW Worldwide, Clash of the Champions and WCW Monday Nitro. He was eventually replaced by Mark Madden and Stevie Ray. Heenan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004 and into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2006. He published two career memoirs ‘Bobby The Brain: Wrestling’s Bad Boy Tells All’ and ‘Chair Shots and Other Obstacles: Winning Life’s Wrestling Matches’.PERSONAL
Bobby Heenan died on September 17, 2017 at the age of 72. His reported cause of death was complications from throat cancer. He’s survived by wife, Cynthia Jean, daughter, Jessica, and grandson, Austin. Heenan was 5ft 11in tall and he was of Irish ancestry. His net worth was estimated at $5 million.
Bobby Heenan Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Raymond Louis Heenan
- Birthday: November 1, 1944
- Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 11in (181 cm)
- Occupation: Wrestler, Wrestling Manager, Color Commentator
- Net Worth & Salary: US $5 Million
- Marriage(s): Cynthia Jean
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: September 17, 2017
- Cause of Death: Throat Cancer
- Place of Death: Largo, Florida, U.S.