Bobby The Brain Heenan

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, real name Raymond Heenan, has passed away.

Heenan was, 73, was arguably the greatest manager of all-time and considered by many in the industry as the one of the best “heel” announcers of all-time.

Jim Ross posted the following on his official Twitter account. Ross was believed to be the first person to officially break the news of Heenan’s passing on Sunday.

On behalf of the entire staff here at, we would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Bobby Heenan during this hard time.


  1. Another legend gone, RIP Bobby, along with JR you were one of the best commentators ever & by far the best manager.

  2. This one hurts. I grew up watching Bobby in the AWA then WWF. He was absolutely the best manager of all time. Also his chemistry with his real life best friend Gorilla Monsoon on camera made for some of the best wrestling entertainment in history. I actually shed a tear when Bobby was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and said at the end of his speech that he wishes Monsoon were here. I shed another tear tonight. Time to watch some Prime Time Wrestling. RIP Bobby. You were one of the best!

  3. One of my favorite quotes from The Brain:

    “It’ll take a good man to beat , but it won’t take him long.”

    R.I.P. Mr. Heenan.

  4. RIP Bobby Heenan. Not only one of the greatest managers ever, but one of the best commentators. Him & Monsoon were pure gold! What a character… there will never be another like him!

  5. The dark cloud hanging over this year of wrestling just got a lot darker. I actually met him at the WrestleCon in Dallas before WrestleMania 32 and even though he couldn’t talk he was in very high spirits. F*ck Paul Heyman; Bobby The Brain Heenan was the greatest manager of all time. Now he’s up in Heaven managing the Heenan Family of Andre, Rick Rude, Nick Bockwinkel, Bobby Duncam Sr., Curt Hennig, & Big John Studd. Plus calling matches reunited with Gorilla Monsoon.
    Goodbye Brain & thanks for all the great memories.

  6. Watch the PTW episodes Heenan & Monsoon did with Piper. Those were some of the funniest shows WWE ever put out.

  7. No argument here. He was the best.
    1) Bobby Heenan
    2) J.J. Dillon
    3) Paul Ellering
    4) Capt. Lou Albano
    5) Freddie Blassie
    6) Jimmy Hart
    7) Sheik Skandar Akbar
    8) Sherri Martel
    9) Jim Cornette
    10) Paul Bearer
    With honorable mention to Gary Hart.
    And F*ck that overrated, coattail riding snake oil salesman Paul Heyman.

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