Bobby "The Brain" Heenan is unquestionably the greatest wrestling manager in history. Heck, we even named him as much in our Top 50 Wrestling Managers list some time back. In addition to being a top-notch manager of champions and one of the wittiest interviews ever, The Brain was also a memorable color commentator and even a part-time competitor with career highlights in the AWA, WWF and WCW. Shortly before his passing in 2017, he granted us a brief e-mail interview, which stands out as a career highlight.
In ranking the Top 50 Bobby The Brain Heenan Memories... well, this is really a list of my own personal reflections, so it won't adhere to the usual standards of rankings and formulas that are usually used in these Top 50 lists.
Please note: Having been a wrestling fan for the past 30 or so years, I don't have many memories of Heenan in the AWA or earlier in his career (though I do include a few I've seen thanks to the magic of YouTube and WWE Network). So while there were surely some tremendous Heenan memories before 1985... most of them aren't reflected here. I also elected to remove any Heenan appearances on Arsenio Hall, Regis & Kathie Lee, Family Feud, David Letterman, Politically Incorrect, etc.... even though they were amazing, I'm sticking to the squared circle here.
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