Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: East of the Pacific Ocean, West of London, England, South of Mars, North of Hell
Re: Is Heyman greater than Heenan?
Tough call...I don't actually think Heenan was the greatest manager ever, my pick for that is Paul Bearer because he entertained me more. I also enjoy Heyman more than Heenan as well. I think my perception might be a bit biased, however. I didn't grow up with good Bobby Heenan commentary, my exposure to him on color was unfortunately his WCW work, where he was actually...pretty bad, as an overall (he did have some legendary calls, like Goldberg's title win, or at Starrcade 1997, so I give him full credit for that). I mean, looking back, all he did was sit back and crack cheesy jokes 99% of the time, playing off of whatever dumb ass thing Tony Schiavone just said. The only one at the WCW commentary table with any real credibility was Mike Tenay, and half the time he was backstage doing interviews. So maybe the fact that I didn't grow up with better Heenan commentary skews my perceptions a bit.
Anyway, I'd say as an overall, Heenan was probably a better manager for nostalgic purposes, but I enjoy Heyman more overall.
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