You asked me for the real deal so here it is.
Heenan was born in Chicago and grew up in Indianapolis. He broke into Professional Wrestling in a very hard way. He sold Popcorn at the matches, cut Promoters lawns, washed cars, and payed his dues over and over.
I realize most fans think he is a coward, and runs away from most of his opponents.
I can assure you Bobby Heenan was not afraid of anybody.
Bobby wrestled an out of control passenger on an Airline with some assistance from AWA Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkle.
BH managed some top tag teams and individuals.
From The Devils Duo(Angelo Poffo & Chris Markoff), The Blackjacks (Mulligan & Lanza), The Valiant Brothers, Baron Von Rashcke & Big Cat Ernie Ladd, to Nick Bockwinkle and Ray Stevens!
He brought Championships in both Tag Teams and Heavyweight Champions!
BH filled arenas for the WWA & AWA!
Opponents galore! Dick The Bruiser & The Crusher, Yukon Moose Cholak, Cowboy Bob Ellis,Wilbur Snyder, Pepper Gomez, and AWA heavyweight Champion Verne Gagne!