Remembering Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

My fondest memory of Bobby Heenan occurred on an episode of WWF Prime Time Wrestling on Christmas Day of 1989. Heenan had lost a bet to Rowdy Roddy Piper weeks earlier, forcing him to commentate the entire show while wearing a Santa Claus suit.

I remember sitting on the floor in front of the Christmas tree as I enjoyed every ounce of “The Brain’s” humiliation. My joy turned to utter shock when Heenan reached his boiling point. He took off the red hat, white beard and revealed to every kid watching at home that Santa Claus is not real.

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WWE Releases Brooklyn Brawler after 30 Years

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PWInsider.com reported that WWE has parted ways with Steve Lombardi, otherwise known as the Brooklyn Brawler, after 30 years of being in the company’s employ. Lombardi was quietly released by the company last week as WWE, in the midst of what has been labeled as “Spring Cleaning”, regarding ten wrestlers and backstage interviewers who have recently been released.  Continue reading

The WWE Santa Clause

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Does the WWE have a clause in their contract with Santa Claus that he has to receive a yuletide beating each year? Around the holidays every year, the Santa Claus character receives a squared circle thrashing, in some way, shape, or form. Sometimes, a suspect Santa gets a fist in the face and other times, the genuine article gets a body slam for his troubles. Trust me, no one is safe, not even someone as pure and jolly as Santa Claus, from the shenanigans of professional wrestling.

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