Bobby Heenan

Health update on Bobby Heenan

WWE Hall of Famer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is now back home after he was hospitalized after suffering from a recent fall. Heenan was also experiencing low blood pressure at the time as well. His wife Cynthia issued the following tweet.

Follow up on NXT star suffering injury at live event

Kenneth Crawford, who suffered a nasty fall off the top rope during an NXT live event on 5/6 in Orlando, is believed to be okay after all tests came back negative according to The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online. Crawford appeared to have knocked himself out after attempting a springboard maneuver off the top turnbuckle.

Teddy Long on Roman Reigns at the top

Evan Prout passed along this recap.

Former Smackdown General Manager and Former WWE Manager Teddy Long stopped by Under the Mat Radio to discuss his feelings on a few topics such as his upcoming book, if he think he’s going in the WWE Hall of Fame, What current talent is his favorites and so much more! You can listen to the full interview below; here are some of the highlights:

Teddy Long on Internet memes and parodies of him booking Tag Team Matches as Smackdown GM:

“This had nothing to do with me sitting down thinking about tag team matches. I never went to ask if we were having a tag team match tonight. They just came to me and said you know know what maybe we going to have a tag team match tonight. I always knew that training under Vince (McMahon)I had to do it Vince’s way and that’s very important when you there to do it his way…”

Teddy Long on his views on Roman Reigns being used:

“I think they (WWE) are asking him to do too much and they’re expecting too much from him. I mean he’s trying he really is. I think if they could just slow things down a bit … it’s just all up to Roman”

Teddy Long on who the EASIEST McMahon was to work with (Vince, Stephanie, Triple H):

“Vince! Well the reason I would say Vince is because I’ve had the opportunity to work with all 3 of them. One thing about Vince, like I said earlier it’s easier to do it his way to get along with him. You really need to learn everybody’s way. Stephanie was great t work with but she’s a perfectionist so you had to have everything right and you had to be on your game, and there’s nothing wrong with that. ..”

Teddy Long on if he feels in the next 10yrs WWE will have its first African American WWE Champion:

“Yes I do, you know Vince is all about the dollar, and one thing I learned while I was there (WWE) is that Vince doesn’t care what color you are he cares about if you can make him the money. That’s how I was able to stay there for 15 years because I learned the game. I do feel you will see an African American champion. It’s like football they give you the ball and it’s up to you to make a touchdown or you fumble. It’s only but so much the WWE can do for you to get you over and the rest is up to yourself…”

Teddy Long also discussed advice Vince McMahon gave him, how to stay in WWE for a long time, his thoughts on him never managing Harlem Heat, who came up with the White Boy Challenge and much more in this exclusive 35-minute interview on Under the Mat Radio.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/underthematradio/2016/05/08/under-the-mat-radio-let-me-holla-at-ya-playa

8 COMMENTS

  1. The rocks black. I realize his mom is Samoan. Shall we do the pencil in the hair test?

  2. Most people (including the WWE) don’t count The Rock because he is only half Black. That’s the reason you never see his championship wins included in WWE’s Black History Month presentations. The WWE pushes his Samoan heritage. The closest the WWE gets to acknowledging his Black heritage is saying that he is the son of “The Soul Man” Rocky Johnson. The Rock, on the other hand, is proud of both sides of his family.

  3. Correct- I don’t know why people don’t see him as being Black. Also, what about Mark Reigns- do they not count his title reign?

  4. JFJ- not arguing with- just think the WWE and other people who don’t see Rock as being black are color blind or refuse to admit the obvious. If that was the case is Barack Obama not the first Black President of the United States? I mean wouldn’t Barack Obama and Rock been in the same boat- both have black dad’s and both have mother’s of a different race-both by any definition are black.

  5. I consider both The Rock and President Obama to be Black however i believe it is just as correct to call them biracial as both men have one parent that is black and one parent that is not. Obama seems to not talk as much about his mother’s side of the family which may be the reason he is often said to black rather than biracial. Because of WWE, more is said about The Rock’s Samoan heritage when discussing his movies which is likely the reason that many non wrestling fans are unaware of or downplay Rock’s Black heritage. The Rock, as I said before, is proud of both sides of his heritage.

  6. I respectively disagree- if you recall Barack Obama talked far more about his mother than his dad- I recall seeing one pic of Barack’s dad, but numerous pics of his mother and he obviously had a closer relationship to his mother than his dad.
    Also, in terms of the Rock- when he first arrived as Rocky Mavia yes they promoted his samoan side but he was basically a nobody- remember he didn’t start getting major attention until he joined the NOD or Nation of Domination which had a gimmick of being a Pro Black group sort of a quasi Black Panther or Nation of Islam type group- clearly during that period the WWE promoted Rock’s “blackness” or black heritage.

  7. I remember the Nation of Domination. They were based off the Nation of Islam and every Black wrestler that was in WW(F)E at the time was a member at some point. That only lasted for about 2 of the almost 20 years The Rock has been associated with WW(F)E.

    As far as the president goes,in his time in office I have heard more about his father than his mother. This is mostly because of Donald Trump and the “birthers” who still swear up and down That President Obama was born in Kenya even after a Hawaiian birth certificate was produced. For the record, I am not a “birther.”

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