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The Brain is as Entertaining as Ever!
on 8 September 2002
After having read a number of the recent biographies of wrestlers (Foley, Dynamite, Angle etc), and enjoying them, I thought I'd take a look at this one. I was always a big fan of "the Brain's" commentary on the WWF shows of the late 80's & early 90's, so i thought this book would be an entertaining read.
The book begins with a look at how Bobby got started in the business, and continues to go through is early days of managing in the 60's, going through the various territories that existed at the time, such as Indianapolis, Detroit, St Louis, Florida & others. Going into the seventies, the book gives an account of his time spent working for the Gagne's in Miineapolis (AWA), before moving onto the 80's and the period of his career when he became a national star, while working for Vince McMahon in the WWF.
There are a number of humourous stories from his time spent managing Andre the Giant, and also his work with the late Gorilla Monsoon, who hosted the WWF's TV shows with Heenan.
The final part of the Brain's career was spent working for WCW in Atlanta. Bobby didn't have many kind words for the organization, or many of the people who worked there.
Although I did enjoy this book, I found it to be very short, & would have preferred it to be at least twice as long. There are many instances in the book, where something or someone is just brushed over in a paragraph, where a whole chapter would have been more appropriate.
Having said that, the book is an entertaining read, especially for people who were lucky enough to watch Heenan in his prime during the 70's & 80's. I would rate it 3rd of the Wrestling Biographies I have read, behind Mick Foley's 'Have a Nice Day' & Dynamite Kid's 'Pure Dynamite'.