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From the WWE Rumor Mill: WWE reportedly filming backstage material for Bobby Heenan's documentary

Soumik Datta
951   //    19 Sep 2017, 20:21 IST

Bobby Heenan
Bobby Heenan

What’s the story?

According to F4wOnline, on last night's edition of Raw, WWE filmed backstage material with Superstars about the late great Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, who tragically passed away at the age of 73.

In case you didn’t know…

On 17th September 2017, Bobby Heenan died from organ failure after his long hard battle with throat cancer. Heenan was suffering from throat cancer since 2002, and had numerous surgeries on his jaw apart from other medical treatments. During these last 15 years, Heenan lost a lot of weight and spoke in a soft, high-pitched tone.

In 2007, the legendary wrestling manager was placed in a coma after his first surgery was unsuccessful. Jim Ross claimed in 2013 that Heenan was “hanging in there” which indicated that his condition was going from bad to worse. In the last three years, Heenan also broke a shoulder and a hip and finally on September 17th, “The Brain” passed away at his home in Largo, Florida.

The heart of the matter

F4wOnline first broke the news that on last night’s episode of Raw, WWE interviewed several Superstars and their thoughts on the legendary Bobby Heenan.

Vince McMahon and co. are currently planning to release a documentary based on Bobby Heenan’s career and the contributions he made to the wrestling business. The report suggests that the footage that was filmed on Raw last night will be used in this upcoming documentary of Heenan.

What’s next?

Heenan was released back in 2000 from WWE (Then WWF) and the “The Brain” made a few guest appearances, before being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.

While there has been no official word yet on when this documentary will be released, fans can surely expect to get an in-depth look into Bobby Heenan’s career.

Author’s take

It is great to see WWE honouring Bobby Heenan’s decorated and legendary career. The documentary will highlight the former colour commentator’s career during his time in WWF.

It will also give us fans a look into the WWF in the late 80s and early 90s and will hopefully delve into what made Heenan one of the best managers in the business.

Soumik Datta
Pro Wrestling Fanatic.
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