Top 5 Bobby The Brain Heenan Moments
(photo via Bleacher Report)
Yesterday, WWE Hall of Famer Bobby "The Brain" Heenan passed away at age 72. I grew up as a huge WWE (then WWF) and WCW fan and was lucky enough to watch Heenan play his part as a villian to perfection. Below are my top five favorite moments from Bobby "The Brain" Heenan's career? Did I miss one of your favorites? Let us know below.
#5- Heenan Walks off TNT
This clip is not as well known as others but I love showing it to non-wrestling fans who may not be familiar with Heenan. His blatant lying and stuborrness to admit he was wrong would irrate any fans aged 6-60!
#4- Lex Luger Debut Royal Rumble 1993
This clip is difficult to find on Youtube so I would HIGHLY recommend watching it on the WWE Network. Lex Luger was making his debut as his character "The Narcissist". Below is a promo hyping his debut. Hennan's "selling" of Luger is even more over the top one week later at the Rumble.
#3-"It's Over Hogan" Promo Leading up to WrestleMania 3
Over thirty years later, wrestling fans still consider Andre The Giant vs Hulk Hogan as the most popular and influential match in the company's history. The famous "It's Over Hogan" promo captures how well Heenan was at being the best villain in wrestling.
#2 HBK goes solo (Heenan at 1:27) mark
"The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels turning on his long time tag team partner Marty Jannetty is a legendary moment in both wrestlers' careers. I've watched this clip nearly 100 times over the past two decades and I have laughed 100 times. The fact that "The Brain" tries to claim Jannetty tried to jump throw the window when we all watch HBK throw him through it shows how Heenan would go to any stretch to defend the bad guys in the business.
#1-Ric Flair Wins Royal Rumble and WWF Title (Knickerbocker Arena In Albany)
This one is number one for me, maybe because of the local connection. In 1992 Ric Flair won the Royal Rumble and thus the WWF title in Knickerbocker Arena in Albany, NY. For close to the entire pay per view, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan told the listening audience that Flair was going to win. During the broadcast, he leaves all professional job duties out and is flat out rooting for Flair to win. Although this is the ending, I would recommend watching the full clip on the WWE Network.