THE HEENAN FAMILY (AWA, GCW, WWF)

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One of the most underated and greatest stable in wrestling history that was a force in 3 wrestling companies in the 70's, 80's and 90's. But dont let the Brain hear you call his FAMILY a stable because he will tell you that they are a family, this is another WATERPROOF bio on THE LEGENDS of wrestling.

THE HEENAN FAMILY

The Heenan Family was a stable of heel wrestlers managed by Bobby "The Brain" Heenan beginning in the 1970s. Heenan managed wrestlers under the Heenan Family name in the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the National Wrestling Alliance's Georgia Championship Wrestling, and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). The term "stable" refers to a group of wrestlers in an ongoing alliance, often under a single manager. Heenan notoriously disliked the term, stating "A stable is a place where you keep a bunch of fly-infested horses," and instead referred to his collective wrestlers as his "family." The name moved with him, and changed members frequently.

The Ultimate Warriors vs. The Heenan Family (Survivor Series 1989)


American Wrestling Association (1969-1979)
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, a professional wrestling manager debuted in American Wrestling Association (AWA) in 1969, where he began managing teams like The BlackjacksHeenanBJsColorPosed.jpg (Lanza and Mulligan), the team of Nick Bockwinkel and Ray Stevens3d124fb5e3d5148444858ab1f2d9de66.jpg, and Bobby Duncum, Sr. forming the first version of Heenan Family. Heenan lead his members to many title reigns, including the AWA World Heavyweight ChampionshipAutographed%20Bobby%20Heenan%20and%20Nick%20Bockwinkle.jpg and the AWA World Tag Team Championship before leaving AWA in 1979 to join Georgia Championship Wrestling (GCW).


THE HEENAN FAMILY NICK BOCKWINKLE AND RAY STEVENS


The Blackjacks/Bobby Heenan vs Dick The Bruiser/The Crusher/Little Bruiser
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  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 51,446 Regulator
    Bobby the Goat Manger
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  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,027 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Georgia Championship Wrestling (1979)

    In GCW, Heenan formed his second version of Heenan Family, where Blackjack Lanza remained in the stable, while Heenan received new members in Masked Superstarhqdefault.jpg,
    Killer Karl KoxKiller%20Karl%20Kox.jpg,
    Professor Toru Tanaka08.jpg

    and Ernie LaddErnie_Ladd_-_Ernie_Ladd_06.jpg. He also lead this version to numerous title reigns before he was fired by GCW.

    Return To AWA (1979-1984)

    After his firing from GCW, Heenan returned to AWA, where he reformed Heenan Family with Nick Bockwinkel. The stable got its newest member, Ken Paterapatera_auto.jpg in 1982, but Patera left the group in 1983 when Heenan suffered an injury in Japan.

  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,027 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2012
    THE HEENAN FAMILY - COLOSSAL CONNECTION


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    THE HEENAN FAMILY - BIG JOHN STUDD
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    edited July 2012
    WWF (1984-1993)
    Heenan made his debut appearance in the World Wrestling Federation in September 1984, seconding Big John15.jpg Studd to the ring. While Jesse Ventura was originally supposed to be the first member of the WWF version of the Heenan Family, he was forced to retire due to health problems. Studd officially became the first member of the WWF version of the Heenan Family and wasn't long before Patera joined the fold.


    The Heenan Family's first target was Andre the Giant, with whom Studd had been embroiled in a bitter feud over who was the true "giant" of wrestling. The Heenan Family scored the first major victory in the feud when Heenan helped instigate a 2-on-1 attack on Andre, an incident that resulted in Studd and Patera cutting Andre's famous locks of hair. Andre regained the upper hand, prompting Heenan to bring King Kong Bundybundy.jpg into the Family.
    Bundy, along with Studd, continued to make life difficult for Andre, who turned to Hulk Hogan and Tony Atlas for assistance. In 1986, as part of a storyline explaining Andre's leave of absence from the WWF (due to health problems and a tour of Japan), the Heenan Family campaigned to have Andre suspended for failing to show for matches against Studd and Bundy, and later to require a lifetime suspension from the WWF if they could prove a masked man competing as the "Giant Machine" was Andre.


    In addition to Andre, WWF World Heavyweight Champion Hogan was another frequent target of the Heenan Family. Early on, Heenan turned to Studd, Bundy and Hogan's on-again, off-again friend "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff to win the title from Hogan, but they were all unsuccessful. In early 1987, Heenan appeared to score a major coup for his stable when Andre turned heel and challenged Hogan for the title at WrestleMania III. However, Hogan was also successful in his match against Andre.


    After going more than four years without a champion, the Heenan Family got its first title when "Ravishing" Rick Ruderude2.jpg (with help from Heenan) upset The Ultimate Warrior to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania V. Shortly thereafter, he led the Brain Bustersbrainbusters1.jpg (former Horsemen members Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard) to the WWF World Tag Team championship (over Demolition), giving the Heenan Family two champions at one time. Late in 1989, the Colossal Connection11_Tag_Colossal%20Connection.jpg (André and Haku) won the Tag Team Championship, again defeating Demolition. In the spring of 1990, the Heenan Family got its fourth title when "Mr. Perfect"mr-perfect.jpg won a tournament to fill the vacant Intercontinental Championship.


    Other wrestlers who were part of the Heenan Family, at one time or another, were The Missing Link, Harley Race34.jpg, The Islanders (Haku and Tama)islanders.jpg,

    HerculesHercules%20Hernandez.jpg, The Barbarian, Terry Taylor, and The Brooklyn Brawler. Several of them -- most notably Race -- challenged Hogan for the WWF Heavyweight Championship, while others played key roles in various mid-card and main-event storylines
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,027 ✭✭✭✭✭
    HEENAN FAMILY MEMBERS IN AWA, WWA and NWA GEORGIA

    AWA members
    Nick Bockwinkel
    Ray Stevens
    Blackjack Lanza
    Blackjack Mulligan
    Bobby Duncum
    Ken Patera
    Super Destroyer Mark II
    Stan Hansen

    WWA members
    Angelo Poffo
    Chris Markoff
    Jimmy Valiant
    Johnny Valiant
    Baron von Raschke


    NWA Georgia members
    Blackjack Lanza
    Masked Superstar
    "Killer" Karl Kox
    Professor Toru Tanaka
    "Big Cat" Ernie Ladd
    Bobby Jaggers
    Ron Bass
    Austin Idol
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,027 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2012
    NICK BOCKWINKLE the legend and hall of famer AWA 4X Heavyweight Champion part of the Heenan family Bio thread http://community.allhiphop.com/discussion/403573/nick-bockwinkle-wrestling-legend#latest
  • waterproofwaterproof Conqueror of Self On The Road to ZionPosts: 9,027 ✭✭✭✭✭
    WWF members
    Adrian Adonis
    The Missing Link
    Ken Patera
    Big John Studd
    King Kong Bundy
    Buddy Rose
    "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
    Harley Race
    André the Giant
    Rick Rude
    Hercules Hernandez
    The Barbarian
    Haku
    Tama
    "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig
    "The Red Rooster" Terry Taylor
    The Brooklyn Brawler
    The Brain Busters (Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard)


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    THE KING HARLEY RACE, HERCULES HERNANDEZ AND RICK RUDE vs Jobbers
    Heenan Family V DeFalco, Gantner & Sanchez (WWF1987)
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    Heenan Family V Powers, Roma, Driggers & Mancini (WWF 1987)
    THE KING HARLEY RACE, PAUL MR. WUNDERFUL ORNDOFF, HERCULES AND KING KONG BUNDY



  • Recaptimus_Prime360Recaptimus_Prime360 Phat Bootyologist Posts: 40,156 ✭✭✭✭✭
    respect to heenan man. the wwe isn't wouldn't have been the same if heenan wasn't involved.
  • Mister B.Mister B. The IC'sTeacher...learn some shit! Posts: 9,636 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So Flair was never in the Heenan Family? Interesting. Cause he stayed partying with Flair, especially in the WWF days of the last 80s/early 90s.
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