• Legendary Old School WWF Manager Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 74th 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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & REST IN PEACE!
• Update On When WWE Expects Roman Reigns To Return
“The Big Dog” Roman Reigns relinquished the Universal Championship on last week’s RAW and announced that he’s going on a hiatus to battle leukemia once again.
According to Slice Wrestling, WWE expects Reigns to return sometime in 2020 because it’s possible that Reigns’ treatment and recovery is going to take at least one year.
WWE has already begun planning their storylines without Reigns for the next 1-2 year timeframe.
Speaking of Reigns, WWF Veteran Shane Douglas talked about Roman Reigns’ battle with leukemia on Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling podcast.
Shane thinks Reigns is going to have one hell of a babyface return and below is what he said:
“For our business and for the fans and the people outside of our business at its most basic level it is a fraternity and we are a brotherhood (that’s why he call each other brother) and the reason being is because we are going to the ring night after night, week after week, month after month putting our bodies in each other’s hands and we have to trust each other. To do that you’ve got to get to know these people and although I’ve never gotten to know Roman Reigns because he’s obviously a bit younger than me, I do know the Samoan family very well.
I wouldn’t wish something like this on my worst enemy but to see him handling this with such grace I think is really cool and the fact that he wanted to go public with it to sort of advocate for it I think is really cool.
With the HIPAA laws, we all so traversed with keeping our health private and keeping that to ourselves but being in a public situation like Roman is there are people out there and probably young kids especially that look up to him that are in the same situation and that can garner strength from that.
So to me, it is an incredibly cool thing to do. But I do wish him every bit of the best and I hope he has a fast recovery, that he handles the protocol well and not that I have any personal experience but I’m sure that any type of anti-cancer protocol must be tough and because of that I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy let alone one of my brothers.
I wish him all the best and Godspeed in his recovery and what a hell of a return he is going to have. Once he beats cancer’s ass again to come back he will be one hell of a babyface for the WWE and I look forward to seeing that.
If there was a cookie-cutter for wrestlers it would be the Roman Reigns look. Just a little sidebar on the family and to Afa, Sika, The Rock, Sammy (Samu), Fatu and all of the guys in that family and I’ve worked with so many of them over the years and I learned so much from working with them.
They are always top notch quality people and I’m sure Roman is cut from that same cloth. He’s got a strong family unit around him no doubt and looking forward to him making a speedy recovery and coming back and seeing what is in the next chapter for Roman Reigns.”