Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, a WWE Hall of Famer that was one of the best managers and announcers in wrestling history, has passed away at the age of 73. Heenan had been battling cancer for many years going back to 2002 when he was first diagnosed with throat cancer.
As you might expect, there’s a lot of love for Heenan from the wrestling community because he meant so much to a lot of people whether we knew him or not.
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
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
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
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
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
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
I think this quote from Stephanie McMahon summed up Heenan perfectly.
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) September 17, 2017