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Triple H says Bobby Heenan ‘could have done anything’

Anyone who followed any part of Bobby Heenan’s almost 40 years in wrestling knows how funny he was.

That’s why it’s no surprise that when TMZ Sports caught up with Triple H to ask for his favorite memory of the recently deceased legend, The Game referred them to his Hall of Fame speech back in 2004:

“Probably one of the funniest - naturally funniest - guys ever... Go back on the WWE Network, watch Bobby get put in the Hall of Fame. Did probably an hour stand-up without a note.”

If, like most of us, you only know Heenan from the 80s and 90s in his Brain/Weasel days as a manager and announcer, Haitch says we were missing out on his wrestling. While he almost always managed other talents, Bobby also regularly laced up the boots for the first decade or so of his career in various midwest territiories.

“What most people don’t know is, Bobby could have done anything. He was one of the best in-ring performers there was, he just chose not to do it. He wanted to be a manager. That’s what he wanted to do.”

Seeing Heenan get involved in his clients matches or hearing him call action, you knew he had a deeper understanding of the physical aspects of the performance. It’s easy to believe he could do anything... from comedy in a form other than wrestling, to in-ring competition.

But you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who’s unhappy with his decision to do what he did.

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