Taz opens today’s show speaking about the passing of Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan.
Taz says that Heenan was a trailblazer for many people in the business of professional wrestling. He was a trendsetter who revolutionized several different aspects of the business. Taz adds that he didn’t work with Heenan frequently, but every time he interacted with Heenan it was easy to see that the character we saw on our television screens was simply him in real life.
Heenan was one of the only people who Taz was legitimately nervous to meet when he got into the wrestling business. Heenan was one of Taz’s biggest influences, especially when it came to the commentating side of his career, so he was very nervous to meet him. Not surprisingly, Heenan was a pleasure to deal with and if you met him once, it was almost as if you knew him your whole life.
Taz says that Heenan was the best Manager of all time, and he’s undoubtably one of the best commentators of all time as well. He concludes by saying he just wishes he knew Heenan better than he did. He sends his love, thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Heenan, and he dedicates this show to the memory of Heenan.