It Came From YouTube: Mr. Perfect says goodbye to Bobby Heenan and hello to The Coach!

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Bobby Heenan retires as a manager and passes Mr. Perfect on to “Coach” John Tolos.

Coach was AWFUL with his stupid annoying whistle, and he was thankfully gone about 2 months later.

The only other thing he did was manage The Beverly Brothers.

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20 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Mr. Perfect says goodbye to Bobby Heenan and hello to The Coach!"
  1. Anonymous says:

    Has Coach been inducted? Because that is INCREDIBLY ANNOYING and a textbook example of wrestlecrap.

  2. John C says:

    Just pure awfulness is the only description I can come up with. Zero chemistry between Perfect and TWEEEEEET!!!!!! TWEEEEETTTT!!!!! Just a bland poor gimmick for an old timer, I hope at least he was able to get money out of this if he needed it. It blew worse than the whistle.

  3. The Scanian Maniac says:

    I never understood why they fired Jesse Ventura to replace him by Roddy Piper, only to then replace Piper with Bobby Heenan.
    Since Piper was face, and conflict is the essence of drama, I can understand why they needed a heel on commentary.
    But Bobby Heenan was such a great manager, and I missed him in that role.
    What was the reasoning behind replacing a heel Ventura with a face Piper, and then retire Heenan as a manager?

    • Jeremy says:

      Ventura left over not getting paid royalties for his announcing, so Piper, who wasn’t doing much at the time took over.

      Heenan had neck problems, so he couldn’t take the bumps he used to, which is why he retired to become a commentator.

  4. Drew B says:

    Always good to find more Coach footage.

  5. Brad says:

    Why did Perfect even need a manager? When Bobby retired he should’ve just went on his own(which I know was rare for a heel at the time, but he was more than capable of hyping himself). Coach just sucked all the heat out of Perfect’s character

  6. Steve Nova says:

    I swear I’m not just trying to be contrarian, but I liked Coach! Looks like I’m all alone on that one, though lol

  7. Noel says:

    At least he’s not ruining RVD’s entrance in ECW (don’t interrupt Pantera, just don’t!). Which is worse, Coach or Fonzie?

  8. Doc75 says:

    John Tolos or Bill Alfonso-Who waz worse at the whistle blowing?

    • John C says:

      Considering the state of Fonzie’s teeth I don’t want him blowing my whistle. Oh wait did I just say what I thought I did? Okay Coach you blow my whistle, no forget it and that goes for you too Coachman.

  9. Paul S. says:

    For those curious the Coach was former wrestler John Tolos who was a major star on the west coast in the 60s and 70s. Alas good wrestlers don’t always make good managers. He also had a brief turn as a color commentator in Herb Abrams UWF and was even worse.

  10. Drew B says:

    Odd seeing all the Coach hate here on WC. I was always fond of the Coach. After Hennig would cut a Heel promo Coach would simply whistle and point into the camera. If he was pissing you off it was good, that was the idea. I don’t know, I guess I’m in the minority but I thought he was aggravating in a good way. Like, “Would someone punch that whistle down his throat already?” heat. It could have gone a long way. And who doesn’t hate coaches and gym teachers? They’re stereotyped as being mean, sadistic types. Coulda worked.

  11. Handsome B. Wonderful says:

    Is it just me, or did Bobby Hennan seem to have a problem with Paul Bearer here? Blocked him out of view, way he snatched the mic from him, I dunno maybe I’m looking into it too much but there seemed to be a hostile vibe there.

  12. Mister Forth says:

    Rally showed how gimmick-centered things were getting.

  13. Doc 902714 says:

    Replacing Bobby Heenan with Coach is akin to replacing Joey Styles with Mike Adamle…That is all.

    OH Wait…..they did that eventually

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