The Blue Meanie

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The Blue Meanie
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The Blue Meanie in June 2007.
Birth name Brian Daniel Heffron
Born (1973-05-18) May 18, 1973 (age 41)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resides South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) The Blue Boy
Bluedust
Da Blue Guy
The Blue Meanie
Brian Estévez
Brian Rollins
John Blue Lamefield
Meanie Grunge
Meanie Simmons
The Zebra Kid
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Billed weight 323 lb (147 kg)[1]
Billed from "Pepperland"
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Trained by Al Snow - BodySlammers Wrestling Gym
Debut 1994

Brian Daniel Heffron (born May 18, 1973)[2] is an American professional wrestler and actor, better known by his ring name, The Blue Meanie. He is best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1995 to 1998 and in 2000 and with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment from 1998 to 2000 and in 2005. His ring name is a reference to the "Blue Meanies", creatures from the 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine.[2]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Heffron started wrestling in the Midwest out of Al Snow's "Bodyslammers Pro Wrestling Gym" in Lima, Ohio in March 1994. He continued to wrestle in various independent wrestling promotions throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions, until 1996.

Extreme Championship Wrestling (1995–1998)[edit]

He was noticed by Raven and Stevie Richards at a Steel City Wrestling show in Pittsburgh and asked by Raven to become Stevie Richards' sidekick in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW). He went on to become The Blue Meanie (taking his name and persona from the villain of the 1968 animated Beatles film, Yellow Submarine)[2] in 1995 in ECW at the November To Remember event. He was the flunky for Stevie Richards, who was the flunky for Raven. Heffron, Richards, and Nova performed several skits but their most famous was the bWo, a parody of World Championship Wrestling's top heel group of the time, the nWo. Meanie played the role of "Da Blue Guy" in the bWo, lampooning Scott Hall, who often used the nickname "The Bad Guy."

World Wrestling Federation (1998–2000)[edit]

Heffron made his World Wrestling Federation debut on the November 22, 1998 episode of Sunday Night Heat. He spent some time in the WWF as part of Al Snow's J.O.B. Squad.[1] He rose to short prominence as "Bluedust", a revival of a 1996 mockery of the Goldust gimmick he used in ECW, this time paired with Goldust himself. Bluedust and Goldust were pitted against one another at WWF's St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House pay-per-view, a match Goldust eventually won.[1] Heffron would later be pulled under Goldust's "spell" of sorts, calling him "mommy". He would serve as a manager for Goldust, where he bickered with Goldust's other manager, Ryan Shamrock. After Goldust dumped both Meanie and Shamrock, Heffron would make little headway in the WWF and left shortly thereafter.

Extreme Championship Wrestling (2000)[edit]

Under the name "Blue Boy", Heffron returned to ECW in 2000, appearing with his girlfriend Jasmin St. Claire. During this period, Heffron had lost over 100 pounds of weight.[3] His gimmick was that of an arrogant stud who would insult the looks and weight of fans and other wrestlers, in an ironic twist.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2005)[edit]

The Blue Meanie appeared at WWE's ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view on June 12, 2005. He would make the headlines at the event for being bloodied and deliberately (and legitimately) injured by WWE Superstar John Bradshaw Layfield.

A few weeks after the incident, during which time Heffron indicated on his website that he was considering pursuing legal action against JBL, it was announced that he had signed a short-term deal with WWE and reformed the bWo with Richards and Simon Dean (formerly Nova).

On the July 7 episode of SmackDown!, the bWo drove to ringside in JBL's limousine then proceeded to spraypaint "bWo" on the hood. This led to a No Disqualification match between JBL and Heffron later that evening, which Heffron won following interference from Stevie Richards, a Spinebuster from World Heavyweight Champion Batista, and Heffron's Moonsault finishing move. The Mexicools then defeated the trio in a six-man tag match at The Great American Bash on July 24 in Buffalo, New York.

Independent circuit (2005–present)[edit]

The Blue Meanie (left) and Talia Madison (right) at an independent show in 2005.

In 2005, Heffron wrestled at Hardcore Homecoming against Tracy Smothers in what commentator Joey Styles called a "Comedy Match", and also appeared with Raven during the Raven vs. Sandman match.

In April 2006, he announced on his blog that he had been diagnosed with empyema, and had undergone emergency surgery to have part of his lung removed.

On June 3, 2007, he defeated Tracy Smothers to become the Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, but lost it at the next event on August 5, to Jason Bane in a Street Fight. On September 8, 2007, he defeated Troy Justice to become APWF Heavyweight Champion. On December 28, 2007, he was managed by Tammy Lynn Sytch (Sunny) and teamed with The Patriot to defeat The Sychadellic Sissies (Ace Darling and Nicky Oceans) at National Wrestling Superstars Holiday Tour in Long Branch, NJ.

On January 18, 2008, he defeated Danny Demanto at a National Wrestling Superstars event in Manville, New Jersey. On April 12, 2008, he and JD Love defeated Zaquary Springate III and Isys Ephex in a surprise appearance at 2cw's Living on the Edge.

On August 8, 2010, Heffron was slated to appear at the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling PPV Hardcore Justice, however, he could not attend the event and was replaced by a fake Blue Meanie named The Blue Tilly.

Monster Factory (2012–present)[edit]

The Blue Meanie currently wrestles as an active trainer on Larry Sharpe's and Danny Cages's pro wrestling company The Monster Factory under the name "The Blue Meanie" and uses Let me clear my Throat by DJ Kool as his theme song

Acting career[edit]

In addition to his wrestling career, Heffron has a budding acting career, having appeared on the WB sitcom "Nikki", Barry W. Blaustein's film Beyond the Mat, the Richard O'Sullivan-directed Communication Breakdown, and the cult horror film Swamp Zombies. He also starred in the 2006 Killer Wolf Films production Curse of the Wolf. Heffron has a small cameo in the film "The Wrestler".

Heffron has starred in four films for independent horror/action/martial arts film company KillerWolf Films.[citation needed] In 2004, Heffron teamed with director Len Kabasinski, being cast in his first film, Swamp Zombies (2005), where Heffron worked alongside stars Pamela Sutch and UFC hall of famer Dan Severn.[citation needed] From this film forth, Heffron and Kabasinski have remained good friends to this day and Heffron has gone on to star in 3 more KillerWolf Films productions: Curse of the Wolf (2006, starring Lanny Poffo, Darian Caine), Fist of the Vampire (2007 starring Darian Caine), and a cameo in Warriors of the Apocalypse (2009 starring Darian Caine, released in summer of 2011).[citation needed]

In wrestling[edit]

**"Let Me Clear My Throat" by DJ Kool (ECW; Used while teaming with Nova)

    • "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy" by Revolting Cocks (ECW)
    • "Armed & Rambunctious" by Steve Goomas and Dougvid Perkins (WWF; Used while a part of the JOB Squad)
    • "Here We Go" by Mark Sandell and Neal Watson (WWE)

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Allied Powers Wrestling Federation
    • APWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling
    • CAPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[5]
  • Steel City Wrestling

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