WWE Hall of Famer Bobby ‘the Brain” Heenan passes away

It is with great sadness that I write that wrestling’s greatest manager, Bobby “the brain” Heenan has passed away at 73 (or 72 technically)

For any fans of the Golden Era of WWF in the mid and late 1980s, Bobby Heenan is one of the most important and well known elements of that group. He’d be put on the same level of importance as Roddy Piper,  & Ted Dibiase as one of the biggest heel acts in the company.

Heenan had the gift of gab, and used it both in his managing as well as during his lengthy term as a color commentator in WWF (with Gorilla Monsoon) and in WCW. I will always remember how Bobby Heenan spoiled Hulk Hogan’s heel turn. “Who’s side is he on:?!” Classic.

 

 

Its a sad day in wrestling, however i am happy that Bobby Heenan is no longer suffering. Heenan has had a series of surgeries after his throat cancer and jaw replacement. In recent years, Bobby lost his ability to speak, a great tragedy on top of the many this man suffered. RIP Bobby.

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WWE Hall of Fame 2017 “Live Blog” Kurt Angle

WWE’s video on Kurt Angle is a great look at just how good he actually has been. I wish that they could show his time with TNA.

John Cena comes out to induct Kurt Angle.

The Boos are not as severe, although “John Cena Sucks” chant ensues. I love that this has been a wonderful addition.

The moment we are all going to experience is long overdue- Cena on Kurt Angle

Cena is doing a good job explaining why Kurt Angle is as good as he is. He is an amazing althlete who could make everyone laugh.

Kurt Angle had a large amount of hype and lived up to the hype.

It’s easy to forget that within the first year, Angle won Euro, IC and WWE Championship.

He was a superstar- John Cena on Angle

Short sweet and nice induction by John Cena.

Kurt’s music hits and the “You Suck” chants start immediately. It’s wonderful to hear those chants again. Kurt Angle, too long gone from WWE.

Let’s see what he has to say.

One more match chants start. Cheers for Angle are great.

“It’s great to be home”- Kurt Angle

C’Mon guys I just got here”- Angle on one more match chants

Angle tells of story of a contract offered to him in 1996. Vince offered multiple year deal, but told Vince he could never lose.

Two years later, Angle reached out and had to try out as everyone else.

12 months after he started, Angle was on PPV. He is the Braun Strowman of the late 90s.

It’s crazy to think that the Attitude Era ended 15 years ago. That person born after it was over is half way through high school.

I am beginning to wonder if Angle will mention TNA or at least Samoa Joe or Sting.

Limit your mistakes- Kurt Angle-telling everyone to follow rules.

Jesus Christ- Angle is coming back with his tail between his legs.

Takes chances with your character- Kurt Angle on how to make oneself stand out

Kurt Angle puts on a knock off version of his small little hat, its fun for the fans and so very bizarre.

Angle then puts on the wig and the headgear.

I made the immortal Hulk Hogan tap out with this on- Kurt Angle showing how awesome he was

His humor is coming through on this induction.

It’s almost like Angle is auditioning for a role with WWE currently, showcasing all he can.

He showcases his “rap skills” and his “I’m just a sexy Kurt” . This is an awesome.

They cut to Kevin Nash and Shawn Michaels- both of whom look like they are flabergasted with what Angle is doing.

Still an “Angle” chant comes out over the crowd.

Character moments are the best.

Wow, WWE should definately be back on TV regularly. He could easily handle the GM role and could likely wrestle every now and then like Triple H and Brock Lesnar.

I am super pumped that Angle is back in the WWE.

Let’s do this

Kurt Angle

9 out of 10

WWE Hall of Fame 2017: “Live Blog” Legacy Inductees

A short sweet video package:

I’ve described earlier in this week how sad these guys inclusions this way is terrible.

 

Read that here. 

 

Legacy Inductees were

Edward “Bearcat” Wright (was not on the rumored name list)

Haystacks Calhoun

Judy Grable

Farmer Burns

Rikidozan

Luther Lindsay

June Byers

Toots Mondt

Dr. Jerry Graham

The way that these major stars of yesteryear are showcased is both offensive and sad. However, they are all now full fledged members of the WWE Hall of Fame.