| Bobby "The
Bobby started in the American Wrestling
Association during the early 1960's, originally as wrestler "Pretty
Boy" Bobby Heenan. In the beginning, Heenan struggled
to be taken seriously in the ring. He paid his dues throughout
the AWA's major (and minor) cities throughout the midwest and
Not particularly physically intimidating
or tech-nically gifted, his interview ability was obvious from
the start of his career, and what really kept "Pretty
Boy" Bobby Heenan in upper-mid card feuds with the likes
of Pepper Gomez.
Eventually, though, after working hard
on his technique, Heenan developed himself into a fairly tough,
devious, and often, very cowardly wrestler. But it didn't take
long for "The Brain" to figure out that managing
was a lot less painful than wrestling. Consequently, right
about the time he really came into his own as a wrestler, Heenan
began to focus solely on adding members to his growing roster
of talent, the Bobby Heenan Family. (By Steve Slagle – The
Bobby and his real family, wife Cindi, and
daughter Jessica live in Tampa Bay, and have for many years.
Bobby was struck with throat cancer in 2002, and has battled
the disease tough. He recently released a book on his life.
Truly one of the nicest men you could ever