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Breaking news: Bobby “The Brain” Heenan comes to SICW to Celebrate the 55th Year Anniversary of Wrestling at the Chase on May 17th

Posted by flairwhoooooo on April 2, 2014

 

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GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY AS THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT !!!!!!!!!

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Many believe that Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is the top manager of All-time in the sport that we love. Heenan wrestled in St. Louis during the Wrestling at the Chase, but was so good at managing that he was the only manager at during Sam Muchnicks’s NWA Years.

Be a part of History on May 17th when SICW celebrates their 55 years of Wrestling at the Chase in East Carondelet, Illinois

I share with you a great bio from Brian Westcott from the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum on the one and only

Bobby “the Brain” Heenan

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, the self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Manager”, was born Raymond Louis Heenan on November 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois.

Heenan began his wrestling career working as a manager under Dick the Bruiser and Wilbur Snyder. Wally Karbo gave Bobby his gimmick of “The Brain”. Heenan, who also had success as a wrestler, was a master at taking bumps when an opponent struck him. He was holder of the WWA Canadian Tag Team title at one point in time. Bobby worked for Verne Gagne’s AWA and Georgia Championship Wrestling for years before being employed by Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation.

Heenan managed a wide variety of wrestlers over the years. The late “Ravishing” Rick Rude, Nick Bockwinkel, Ric Flair, Harley Race, the late Andre the Giant, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, The Masked Superstar, Terry Taylor, The Brooklyn Brawler, The Barbarian, Haku, the late Curt Hennig, Blackjack Lanza, Bobby Duncum, Sr., King Kong Bundy, the late Big John Studd were managed by Bobby at various times.

Heenan made many close friends in the business. In 1991, Heenan made the transition from manager to broadcast journalist. Basically, Heenan was a color-commentator. He especially enjoyed his relationship with the late Gorilla Monsoon, with whom he co-hosted Prime Time Wrestling on the USA Network. In December 1993, Heenan would leave the World Wrestling Federation for World Championship Wrestling. Heenan made his WCW debut on the Clash of Champions in January 1994 alongside another close friend from his AWA days, Gene Okerlund. Heenan did color commentating on WCW Monday Nitro and the pay-per-views. Heenan became close friends with Mike Tenay during his WCW tenure. In November of 2000, Bobby left WCW.

In early 2001, Heenan would face his greatest opponent: throat cancer. The example he has set for others with serious health problems is inspirational.

Heenan is a devoted family man. He is also very dedicated to the pro wrestling industry and has co-hosted the Cauliflower Alley Club conventions with Mike Tenay. With his humor and tenacity, Bobby Heenan is one-of-a-kind and it is likely that there will never be another one like him.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY AS THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT !!!!!!!!!

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Be sure to check out MWR for details on this show as they come in on this can’t miss night of wrestling.

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Ron Powers shoots on the MWR,the Midwest and promoter Herb Simmons.

Posted by flairwhoooooo on June 7, 2011

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Ron Powers has been on a path of destruction since the first of this year. * Photo Credit Brian Kelley*

Wow, whomever wrote this has a big misunderstanding of what I am about.

Has anyone from this site  ever interview me about any of this?

I’ll answer that…..NO! You people interview the fans, the promotors, and all the guys in the locker room, who all have tall aspirations of going to the big show. This is usually followed by a handshake or a hug. Do you want to know the truth? Like Jack said,”You can’t handle the truth”. The truth is, this was, at one time, the most brutal profession to be in. The toll it would take on your body and mind was unimagineable. Keeping injuries a secret, keeping your head on a swivel, and the lack of trust with the bookers and talent, usually, was a day to day thing.

I was, as Terry Taylor described, “wrestlings best kept secret”.

World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation, and numerous companies in Japan, all wanted me on their roster. I brought Lex (Luger)to the point of collapsing after a match at a house show. The phone would not stop ringing. I knocked out the “Great Muta” in Japan. After that tour, I almost had to change my phone number. However, I had the ability to do, what alot of wrestlers couldn’t do, say NO. I was married with kids and had a great job. I knew I couldn’t keep both sides happy, so I chose family. I would work spots for all of them periodically, but if you don’t sell your soul to Them, you were just a drone. This is where I was different. I wouldn’t sell out. Bruiser Brody always told me to take what I want, and leave be, what I don’t. I’ve followed that advice since 1987.

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Gary Jackson is no light weight himself but here he struggles from the strength of Ron Powers * Photo Credit Brian Kelley*

I might have aged, I might be 15Lbs heavier than when I retired in 2004, but I can still do my job better than anyone else, today. You see what I want to show you. You hear what I want to tell you. I have the ability to beat you in your mind, before we even lock up. When I face another man across that ring, I don’t see nervousness or excitement. I see fear in his eyes. I see him contemplate about finding another profession. I see his family look away. I can watch every match, at every show, and tell you who has potential, at a glance.

I look at your “trading card” list, and I see a few challenges, but not many. B.G. James, Mike Sydal, Sean Vincent, Mark Sterling, and Trevor Murdoch to name a few. However, back in WLW, I beat Trevor’s ass so bad, I guess he changed his name. Alot of the guys on the list, I’ve never heard of. I wont judge. As far as the rest of them, its like being really good at whiffleball, and trying to play pro baseball. You won’t make it past the first pitch.

Herb, I’m throwing a no hitter as your “Classic Heavyweight Wrestling Champion“. I know you are starting to get a little nervous about the amount of money your spending trying to knock me off. It will not happen. You brought in Danny Boy, Bob Orton, Dory Funk, and now Ted Dibiase, all to try to take me out. The only thing your doing, is turning the SICW into a grave yard. Vincent and I are just getting warmed up.

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Ron Powers has shown no mercy for any of the top stars that promoter Herb Simmons has put in front of him. Here Powers works the leg of Chaz Wesson. * Photo Credit Brian Kelley*

Keep sending bodies, and I’ll change my wrestling name to Kavorkian.

Classic Wrestling Champion
Ron Powers

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