• Current Top WWE Tag Team Formed Due To Lack Of Opponents?
During a recent appearance on the Cheap Heat podcast, RAW Tag Team Champion Riddle talked about the backstage reaction when he pitched RK-BRO (his tag team with Randy Orton).
Here’s what he said:
“I mentioned it about a month or so before it actually happened. I mentioned it to some of the writers and some of the boys in the back.
They all proceeded to laugh at me when I said, ‘How cool would RK-BRO be?’ Most of the things I do, I try to talk to the writing team and I try to talk to the camera crew.”
Riddle then noted that he and Orton didn’t have anyone to face, so this resulted in the RK-BRO idea coming to life:
“RK-BRO, I brought it up, wishful thinking and it got laughed at. I was like, ‘Oh that will never happen.’ A couple weeks later, Randy didn’t have an opponent and I didn’t have an opponent, and we made it happen.”
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• Legendary Old School WWF Manager Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 77th birthday of Legendary Old School WWF Manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (Real name: Raymond Heenan).
After making a name for himself in Verne Gagne’s AWA during the 70s & early 80s, Heenan joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1984 and stayed with the company till December 1993 and jumped ship to WCW in January 1994.
The Brain is widely considered THE single greatest manager, as well as THE single greatest color commentator in Professional Wrestling history.
Bobby Heenan managed a lot of famous names, such as André The Giant, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, “King” Harley Race, Mr. Perfect, The Brain Busters, Hercules, Big John Studd, Haku, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, Ken Patera, King Kong Bundy, “The Narcissist” Lex Luger, The Red Rooster and The Barbarian.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
November 1, 1944 – September 17, 2017