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tzirean
May 1, 2007



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXwd0z2poMw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whdzLypwwDs#t=1539s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afNOqwJrT8s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fmaI5xG8HY

He could salvage bad commentary, bad matches and bad shows alike. Nobody else comes close.

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a.lo
Sep 11, 2009



his last wwf tv appearance after being thrown out by gorilla monsoon

a.lo
Sep 11, 2009




these men are dead

Lord Chumley
May 14, 2007

Embrace your destiny.


RIP Brain. You can rest knowing Hulkamania is dead.

bartok
May 10, 2006

hey!
hey!
it's me kane!
hello!


The '92 Rumble match is the greatest piece of color commentary in wrestling history.

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Haven't watched wrestling in a long time but I saw on Twitter that Bobby Heenan died and I legit teared up. drat he was a big part of my childhood. Nobody was funnier or better than The Brain. Sad to hear he's left us.

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

bartok posted:

The '92 Rumble match is the greatest piece of color commentary in wrestling history.

Was just coming into the threat to say this. It's a masterpiece.

Akileese
Feb 6, 2005



bartok posted:

The '92 Rumble match is the greatest piece of color commentary in wrestling history.

Be fair to Flair. That entire match, while excellent, was lifted up by the commentary team and made into one of the all time great matches in pro wrestling. Brain and Gorilla will always be my favorite announce team.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

He stopped, Gorilla.


He finally stopped.

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008

andey...


He was good.

OctoberCountry
Oct 9, 2012


Platypus Farm
Jul 12, 2003

Francis is my name, and breeding is my game. All bow before the fertile smut-god!


Will
You
Stop
It
!!!!

Kim Justice
Jan 29, 2007



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsdYY8Op3b0

Legend. RIP.

Vintimus Prime
Apr 24, 2008

DERRRRRPPP what are picture threads for????


Gorilla and the Brain makes watching some of the classic events on the network so much better. RIP Brain

Jason Sextro
Jul 30, 2003

Un alpha en développement depuis quatre ans? C'est incroyable!



Remember the classic saying, "what the hell! Use that bell!"

TwoDogs1Cup
May 28, 2008

DOUGIE DOUGIE DOUGIE! MY LOVE, HE MAKES MY EMPTY HEART FULL! DOUGIE! THE BEST FOREVER THE BEST DOUGIEEE! <3 <3 - TwoDougies1Cup

I liked him in wcw tbh

MazelTovCocktail
Jun 23, 2012

All Praise Be to Wentz


bartok posted:

The '92 Rumble match is the greatest piece of color commentary in wrestling history.

Watching it right now. Perfect way to start honoring the Brain.

Akileese
Feb 6, 2005



TwoDogs1Cup posted:

I liked him in wcw tbh

Even when he never gave a poo poo he was still the best part of a lot of those broadcasts. I'll never forget his endless laughing at Jim Duggan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afNOqwJrT8s

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



a.lo posted:


these men are dead

they managed flair

flair almost kicked the bucket recently

dying sucks

CrcleSqreSanchz
Aug 21, 2002

Policeman: "A hermit eh? Then why's your table set for four?"
Groucho: "That's nothing. My alarm clock is set for eight."

I just saw him earlier this year. He...well you've seen the pics. But I got to shake his hand, and his wife's hand. He autographed my copy of his biography. I told him how he was one of my creative inspirations growing up because he was so goddamn good at his job. I thanked him for the years of good commentary and being a good human being. He grabbed my hand and nodded with a wide smile on his face. That made my goddamn day right there let me tell you.


RIP Brain. You are the best.

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible

One of the my favorite moments is just a little thing. IT was a WCW WW3 Battle Royal, and the ring announcer is just rattling of the names of all 60 competitors as the file out to the ring. So of course, the commentators are quiet throughout this thing so not to talk over the announcer. Except at one little moment, when one jobber in overalls comes out, and Bobby blurts out "A janitor?"

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.


oh my god

Bill Goldberg
Oct 24, 2001

i'll always take care of you


Muldoon

Bobby Heenan was one of the greatest men to ever live

J-Ro
Jul 26, 2005

Child of the revolution.

On one of the early Raws Bobby calls Doink's cheating a "Greco-Roman hair pull" and it's a beautiful piece of heel commentary.

MazelTovCocktail
Jun 23, 2012

All Praise Be to Wentz


Can we rename the subforum?

Spiffster
Oct 6, 2009

I'm good... I Haven't slept for a solid 83 hours, but yeah... I'm good...

I thought he died a bit ago but then remembered it was Monsoon...

a.lo
Sep 11, 2009



Spiffster posted:

I thought he died a bit ago but then remembered it was Monsoon...

hes been dead for like two decades now

Spiffster
Oct 6, 2009

I'm good... I Haven't slept for a solid 83 hours, but yeah... I'm good...

a.lo posted:

hes been dead for like two decades now

... drat that's not helping me

SatoshiMiwa
May 6, 2007



Bobby was probably one of the best Color commentators of all time and managers, but his peak managing wasn't in the WWF but it was when he was managing Nick Bockwinkel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy12f3zf_8A

Pinstripe Hourglass
Nov 27, 2008

=RIVER PEOPLE=
Ay yi yi! We look
like... cartoons!


The absolute loving greatest and the last true vaudevillian

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

Pinstripe Hourglass posted:

the last true vaudevillian

man that is a great way to put it

Mister Perky
Aug 2, 2010


I think part of why I don't watch regularly anymore and haven't for years is because when I started Bobby Heenan was the heel color analyst and he spoiled me for all who have come since.

I'd watch and rewatch an entire show with a lackluster card if he was on the broadcast team, because his reaction to the action was always worth it even if the action wasn't.

Plus, in character he HATED Hogan which was always a balm for the kids who soured on Hogan's mega-babyface act early. Hogan was a hypocritical cheater who kept using illegal punches instead of wrestling holds and thank goodness The Brain was there to tell the truth!

Mister Perky fucked around with this message at Sep 18, 2017 around 00:51

Mr. Carlisle
Jul 14, 2007



There will never be another like him. Amazing wit and comedic timing.

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


Before Paul Heyman, if you had a guy with potential and you needed a mouthpiece, you went to the goddamned Brain. Nobody was better at making the constant half-assed threats to Hogan seem credible.

I don't watch WWE these days, but there had better be a loving tribute tomorrow night, or WWE will catch hell for it.

DJExile
Jun 27, 2007

If loving you is binturong, I don't want to binturight.

yeah there's no way it won't be addressed and tributed

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008



Gravy Boat 2k

Pinstripe Hourglass posted:

The absolute loving greatest and the last true vaudevillian

poo poo, that's good.


I admit, I never got to see The Brain in his prime. I caught him on WCW, but by god did he get under kid Shinjobi's skin. He was such an rear end in a top hat. Growing up, I realized he was probably the most glorious rear end in a top hat I've ever had the courtesy of listening to. He was so good at what he did.




I honestly think I may have hated him more than I hated peak WCW Jericho, which is a ridiculous feat.

SamuraiFoochs
Jan 16, 2007



Grimey Drawer

RIP Bobby. I didn't grow up listening to him but he is so far and away the best color commentator in wrestling history it's not even close. I do think Graves is good and will be great, and I'm POSITIVE that's because he studied Brain. I hope he gets in a Brain tribute tomorrow.

CrcleSqreSanchz
Aug 21, 2002

Policeman: "A hermit eh? Then why's your table set for four?"
Groucho: "That's nothing. My alarm clock is set for eight."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLAueNtNzVY

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

I got your scoops right here.


https://twitter.com/totaldivaseps/s...581414810693632

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El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


You better believe I'm watching RR' 92 right now

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