Bobby Heenan

  • Born: 11/01/1944 in Chicago, Illinois
  • Birthname: Raymond Louis Heenan
  • Height & Weight: 6'0", 190 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2004)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated Manager of the Year Award (1972, 1976, 1989, 1991)

Raymond Heenan was a former professional wrestling manager, wrestler and color commentator, best known for his time with the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

He was known for his skill in drawing heel heat for himself and his wrestlers, and for his on-screen repartee with Gorilla Monsoon as a color commentator. World Wrestling Entertainment described Heenan as “one of sports-entertainment’s best loved legends”. Heenan was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004 by Blackjack Lanza.

On September 17, 2017, Heenan died at the age of 72 while surrounded by family at his home in Largo, Florida. His cause of death was organ failure due to complications from the throat cancer that had been in remission since 2004.

Wrestlers Managed: Nick Bockwinkel, Ray “The Crippler” Stevens, Angelo Poffo, Bobby Duncum Sr, Adrian Adonis, Big John Studd, Ken Patera, King Kong Bundy, André the Giant, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff, Harley Race, Hercules Hernandez, The Barbarian, “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig, High Chief Sivi Afi, Red Rooster, The Brooklyn Brawler, Ric Flair, Lex Luger, The Missing Link, King Haku, Colt Cabana, Jimmy Jacobs, Nigel McGuinness, CM Punk, Baron von Raschke, Ernie Ladd, Dick Warren, Jon “Jumbo” Bailey, Killer Karl Kox, Nikolai Volkoff, Masked Superstar.

Tag Teams Managed: The Blackjacks (Blackjack Lanza and Blackjack Mulligan), The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard), The Colossal Connection (André the Giant and Haku), The Islanders (Haku and Tama)