On Thursday, Wrestling Observer reported that legendary pro-wrestling manager and announcer Bobby “The Brain” Heenan was undergoing very serious surgery on Friday. The surgery is the most recent of many procedures related to Heenan’s lengthy battle with throat cancer. As the pro-wrestling nerd amongst the crew, I have been a fan of Heenan going back to the mid-80s WWF. Heenan’s completely biased and hilarious commentary during the 1992 Royal Rumble is just about as good as it gets. So good, that several years later a friend and I drove a couple hours just to meet The Brain at a WCW ticket sale event. Within the last few years, CT also had the good fortune to meet The Brain and spend the day filming promotional material for the book Chair Shots and Other Obstacles.
Best wishes Bobby, we hope you’ll be making us laugh again soon.