The 20 Smartest Superstars in History

#2 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan

While WWE has been home to numerous managers, including Jimmy Hart, Mr. Fuji and others, none ruled the roost like Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.

The man the fans loved to call “Weasel” carefully structured his Heenan Family to ensure that every championship in WWE was always within reach. And while his charges were more than capable of getting the job done in the ring, the crafty Heenan was never afraid to lend a helping hand or foreign object.

“The Brain’s” biggest coup, perhaps, came in 1987, when he convinced longtime fan-favorite Andre the Giant to turn his back on Hulk Hogan and the WWE Universe to pursue The Hulkster’s WWE Title.

Heenan led a who’s who of Superstars to championship glory in WWE, including Ric Flair, Mr. Perfect, Rick Rude and Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard. When he stepped down as a manager, Heenan’s quick wit in the announce booth alongside Gorilla Monsoon made him a favorite to a generation of fans.