I’m at a loss for words right now. Which is something you could never say about Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. Even when he lost the ability to speak, “The Brain” never lost the wit that earned him that nickname. I, on the other hand, get paid for my ability to speak and have been rendered speechless by the news I got just after BoredWrestlingFan Radio went off the air earlier this afternoon, when I learned that Bobby Heenan had passed away at the age of 72.
I never got to meet Bobby Heenan. I came close once, but it didn’t happen. Still, I feel like I’ve known him my entire life. My first memory of this wacky world of professional wrestling was Hulk Hogan talking about getting Heenan’s charge King Kong Bundy in a cage at WrestleMania 2. I watched him from the time I started watching wrestling until the time he retired. To this day, I find myself tweeting things Bobby said when I watch old episodes of Monday Nitro…
I said in the previous paragraph that I came close to meeting Bobby Heenan once. For a brief period of time, there was a WWE retail shop in Niagara Falls, Ontario, called – appropriately – WWE Niagara Falls. Bobby Heenan, the late Roddy Piper, and “Mean Gene” Okerlund were there for a signing, and my friends and I went. Unfortunately, we’d gotten up there late and the security guard would not let us get in line. The trio proceeded to do an episode of “Piper’s Pit” right outside the store that my friends and I were able to witness, but we were not able to get in line and meet them. Sure, it would have been great to meet Roddy Piper and Gene Okerlund, but more than anything else, I wanted to get my Bobby Heenan action figure signed.
Needless to say, I’m devastated by The Brain’s passing. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go find out what my mom is getting me for Mother’s Day…
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we talk about Star Wars, Gotham, Babylon 5, and all kinds of other films and television shows as we discuss the merits of digital media vs. those of physical media. We discuss the differences between the various versions of the original Star Wars trilogy, and Joe reveals that he owns three different physical copies of The Simpsons movie. We then talk about video games and how the shift to digital downloads has affected the trade-in industry. Then finally we get around to discussing RAW, SmackDown, the Mae Young Classic, and even 205 Live!
In the news, does Shane McMahon equal ratings? Did Vince McMahon blade on Smackdown? WWE finds out that Baron Corbin was part of a CTE lawsuit against the NFL. We rant about WWE’s Susan G Komen partnership every October. Hulk Hogan shows “tough love” to Florida, Serg Salinas tries to put Joe out of work, and more! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we go as long as we possibly can without even alluding to what is supposed to be the topic of this show. Joe talks about Roger Waters (of Pink Floyd fame). JT talks about It (much to G’s chagrin). Drow talks about how things are going in Houston weeks after Harvey.
In the news, the USA Network convinces the WWE to run live RAW events on both Christmas and New Year’s Day. An update on the Four Horsewomen of MMA vs. Four Horsewomen of WWE feud. The old story of GFW/Impact/TNA’s financial issues and struggle to survive rears it’s head again. Update on the Mayweather/McGregor buyrate. Plus news on Chris Jericho, Baron Corbin, JBL, Big Show, Jeff Jarrett, and more. Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we discuss the devastation of Hurricane Harvey as Drowgoddess returns to the show. We talk about what turned out to be a pretty crazy episode of WWE RAW, a little about SmackDown, and delve into the Mae Young Classic before talking about what’s going on in New Japan.
In the news, we discuss the Rosemary/Sexy Star situation from last week’s TripleMania event. JBL steps down from his role as commentator on SmackDown. Reports of The Undertaker’s return have apparently been greatly exaggerated. Injury updates on Samoa Joe and Xavier Woods, rumors about the vacant NXT Women’s Championship, GFW gets their TV deal renewed, and much more! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, our attention shifts to the world of boxing as we discuss the spectacle that was Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Conor McGregor. We discuss betting odds, PPV buyrates, how much each fighter made, the appeal of the fight compared to Mayweather’s previous bout, and more. We also talk about SummerSlam, discussing the outcomes of the PPV, and possible causes of the near-empty arena for the opening pre-show match. We even delve into RAW and SmackDown, because (gasp!) we actually watched the shows!
In the news, an update on Ric Flair’s health. Paige and Del Rio beat the charges. Asuka relinquishes the NXT Women’s title. Where do the New Day rank among the greatest tag teams of all time? Big Cass has surgery, Lo Ki walks out, Rusev creates speculation, the beach ball is the hottest free agent in wrestling, and more! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, much like every week on this show, we struggle to remember what we’ve watched in professional wrestling. We give our SummerSlam 2017 predictions, including how Joe would book a full Shield reunion. Plus, with Drew McIntyre now the NXT Champion and Jinder Mahal the WWE Champion, what is the fastest way to get the Universal Championship on Heath Slater? Drowgoddess and G discuss the NJPW G1 finals from last week.
In the news, we give what we know about the condition of Ric Flair. Donald Trump protesters outside of NXT Brooklyn and SummerSlam (seriously) get us on a political discussion. Alberto El Patron is stripped of the GFW Global Championship. News on D’Angelo Dinero, Taryn Terell, Jim Cornette, Daniel Bryan and more. Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we manage not to spoil the finals of the G1 for those of you who haven’t seen it. We celebrate the 20th anniversary of South Park, although Joe still seems to think it’s 1997 as he’s been watching nothing but old RAW and Nitro episodes while playing his Sega Saturn. We give a quick rundown of the cards for GFW Destination X and NXT Takeover Brooklyn III.
In the news, Scott Dawson suffers an injury that puts his SummerSlam participation in doubt. Simon Gotch talks about Enzo Amore, leading us to discuss possible roles for Enzo in the future. Sami Zayn meets his fundraising goal. We discuss why WWE Blu-Ray sales are apparently in the toilet and possible solutions to that. We find out what kind of conspiracy theories Bo Dallas is in to. Plus news on Hulk Hogan, The Hardys, Alberto El Patron, and more! Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, we seem to be out to prove that “the least wrestling related wrestling podcast” isn’t just a tagline, as none of the panelists present had watched any wrestling from later than 1996 in the past week. Joe attended concerts, G watched hockey, Coester watched baseball, and JT JT’d. We read recaps of the shows and realize we probably didn’t miss much anyway. Then we talk about DJ Khaled for some reason.
In the news, WWE’s profit margin seems awfully slim. Brock Lesnar vs. Jon Jones in the octagon is a definite possibility. Bayley may or may not be injured. Eric Bischoff (and Joe) question Bret Hart’s credibility. Ho Ho Lun leaves WWE, Rey Mysterio and Enzo Amore’s futures, Eva Marie future endeavored and more. Then we go off on a tangent and talk about how television works, and how things have changed over the years, including how we consume television and find out about new music. All this and more. Tune in!
This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, G shares stories from his recent trips to the hospital. We mock the return of The Great Khali. Nobody seems to remember anything that happened on RAW or SmackDown, while Joe and JT debate how many episodes of Nitro were held at the Disney MGM Studio in 1996. Drowgoddess brings us back to the present day with a recap of the NJPW G1 Tournament thusfar, and she and Noyce consider possible angles that NJPW can use for Bad Luck Fale’s murder of Daryl.
In the news, the never ending story of the Broken Hardys vs GFW seems to have finally come to a conclusion. We’re going to be deprived of new episodes of the Edge And Christian Show that Totally Reeks Of Awesomeness and a game show featuring R-Truth. AJ Styles steers WWE in wise directions when it comes to himself and Shinsuke Nakamura. Executives sell stock, Asuka sets records, and Braun Strowman upsets the wrong person. All this, and our Total Bellas preview! Tune in!
This week on BWF Radio, JT comes to us from the 1,000 Islands. Coester tries to steer us into a SmackDown Pay Per View – to which we debate whether we can call them “Pay Per Views” anymore or not. Drowgoddess fills us in on week one of the G1 Climax Tournament. Spoiler alert: Daryl dies, we riot. We run down the card for WWE’s Battleground PPV. Joe admits to having seen an episode of 205 Live.
In the news, Jim Cornette, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and Riccochet all have Twitter – I’m sure you can guess how that went. Shane McMahon no-sells a helicopter crash. Alberto El Patron avoids domestic abuse charges – but Paige does not. Johnny Mundo and Vampiro have heat. Battleground tickets are deep discounted. Mysterio may sign with GFW while Magnus leaves the company, Becky Lynch works an online angle with an MMA fighter, WWE almost hired OJ Simpson, and more! Tune in!