My Memories of Wrestling Legend Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

Bobby The Brain HeenanBobby “The Brain” Heenan has passed away at the age of 73. He suffered from throat cancer for the last 15 years of his life, which ironically hindered his ability to communicate verbally. His verbal wit is what his fans love the most about him.

And I was one of them. He, along with one of my uncles, inspired my sense of humor as a child and an adult. For the people who I know and annoy with my one liners, zingers and puns, that’s what I got it from mostly. I enjoyed listening to him on commentary as the bad guy contrast to Gorilla Monsoon & Tony Schiavone.

I was also entertained by his antics as a kid, whether he was a manager, broadcast journalist (a job title he made famous in my mind) or even in the ring wrestling on occasion. The older I got, the more I appreciate Bobby Heenan for all facets of his work even when he was serious.

Some of my favorite Heenan moments include commentating the 1992 Royal Rumble, him saying that he could do a body slam when reversing a leapfrog like Rick Steiner during the Steiner Brothers’ debut match in the WWF & how out of left field most of his comments were towards the good guys.

I also read both of his autobiographies Chair Shots and Other Obstacles: Winning Life’s Wrestling Matches & Bobby the Brain: Wrestling’s Bad Boy Tells All. I’ll have to reread them at some point since there’s a lot I learned from them the first time around and now would put to better use in my wrestling career.

RIP and thank you for everything.

8-Year Career Evaluation & 1st Singles Championship Win Thoughts

WrestlePro ChampionshipSeptember 9, 2017 will be a day that will forever live in my mind as one of the happiest of my life. That’s because it was the day I became WrestlePro Champion.

Winning the WrestlePro Championship is the culmination of 8 years of hard work and putting up with nonsense in companies that are irrelevant or completely nonexistent.

I intend on running with the ball as champ both at WrestlePro and as a champion-caliber wrestler at other companies I wrestle for. My goal is to better myself and any company I wrestle for by doing whatever I can to do so in & out of the ring.

That goal has always been that, but my next goal is to wrestle for some more prominent places on the independent scene. I also want to make the opportunity for myself to be seen on a bigger company’s TV in the next 12 months.

I always felt like I could run with that chance, but hindsight tells me I was never truly ready to succeed in said chance until this past year. I’ve grown more in my personal and professional confidence.

In terms of career evaluation, this has been my best year yet in terms of both performance and win/loss record since I did not get pinned or submitted this year. But I’d like to have more matches next year to better myself.

I’ve sacrificed a lot personally, more than most people will know, to achieve my pro wrestling dream and I look to make Year 9 even more worth losing those things. I intend on living up to my potential.

TL;DR: best year yet careerwise, goals = keep on bettering myself, more matches, even better companies, get on TV

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A 605 Superpodcast Name Drop & a Lost Japan Booking

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My Memories of Nigerian Nightmare Aaron Gainey

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Upcoming Event: WrestlePro in Rahway NJ on Saturday September 9th

WrestlePro Rahway NJ September 9 2017

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ATTN Wrestlers: People Remember More Than You Think They Do

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Chris Avery Queling’s History in 6-Way Pro Wrestling Matches

6 Way Pro Wrestling Match

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