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The Top Ten Managers


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Eто новата класация-според мен Пол Биърър и Мистър Фуджи заслужаваха място в топ 10.

Honorable Mention: Bill Alfonso

Fonzie was the perfect example of a chicken shit, annoying manager. The fans would hate Alfonso so much that the heat on him would be transferred to anybody who he was managing. His whistle blowing antics during matches were notorious and he would parade around ringside like a madman, trying to do anything he could to help his man. Fonzie managed the likes of RVD, Taz and Sabu and was able to lead all of them to championship gold. He may have been annoying as hell, but you couldn't argue with the results.

Honorable Mention: Mr. Fuji

Mr. Fuji was a managing staple in the world of pro wrestling during the 80's and 90's, leading many wrestlers to championships under his tutelage. Some of the wrestlers Fuji managed included Yokozuna, Owen Hart, Demolition, Powers of Pain, The Orient Express, Kamala, Killer Kahn, George "The Animal" Steele, Bob Orton Jr, and of course Don Muraco who he did the awesomely bad "Fuji Vice" segments with. Fuji was known for throwing salt in the eyes of opposing wrestlers and wasn't afraid to get mixed up in matches. When you think of classic managers, you have to think of Mr. Fuji.

Honorable Mention: Paul Bearer

Everybody remembers Paul Bearer for being the longtime manager of The Undertaker, but many people would be surprised to know the other famous names he's managed. Under the moniker of Percy Pringle, Bearer was the manager for Steve Austin, Lex Lugar, Ultimate Warrior and Rick Rude early in their careers. In addition to those famous names, Bearer also managed Vader, Mankind, Kane, Koko B. Ware, Blackjack Mulligan, Buzz Sawyer, and The Great Kabuki. Of course, his fame really came when he managed the Undertaker as he was the mouthpiece for the Phenom for years and led him to numerous WWE Championships. Bearer had the look and the charisma to become one of the most memorable managers we've ever seen.

10) Captain Lou Albano

Lou Albano had a personality that transcended the world of wrestling and reached out to a world wide audience. Captain Lou had the look and the quick tongue to get over his wrestlers while also making himself into a popular, and often hated, superstar. Some of the wrestlers under Albano's tutelage included Ivan Koloff, Don Muraco, Nikolai Volkoff, Jimmy Snuka, Ken Patera, Greg Valentine, George "The Animal" Steele, Andre The Giant, The Fabulous Moolah, The Wild Samoans, The British Bulldogs, The Headshrinkers, and The Valient Brothers. That's quite an impressive list. On top of that, Lou achieved crossover success when he was featured in the Cyndi Lauper video "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and was a main factor in helping crossover wrestling into the mainstream to start the Rock ‘N Wrestling era. Lou was a consummate performer that helped make everyone he worked with better.

9) The Grand Wizard

The Grand Wizard was the first of his kind and was a flamboyant, outspoken manager that was able to lead virtually anybody he managed to championship gold. The Wizard wore extravagant outfits with brightly colored turbans and sunglasses that made him stand out to the fans and seem like an important manager. Some of the names managed by The Wizard included The Sheik, Killer Kowalski, Sgt. Slaughter, Don Muraco, Ken Patera, Greg Valentine, Pat Patterson, Stan Stasiak, Superstar Billy Graham, and Kamala. The Grand Wizard was one of a kind and way before his time.

8) JJ Dillon

JJ Dillon made his name as one of the NWA's premier managers in the 70's and 80's managing the likes of Buddy Landell, Black Bart, Big John Studd, and One Man Gang. His true breakout, though, occurred when he began managing the then US Champion Tully Blanchard and soon began a partnership between Ric Flair and The Anderson brothers to create The Four Horsemen. The Horsemen went on to be the most popular and influential stable in wrestling history. Dillon was there through all the battles to help his men pull out the victories. Being the manager of the most celebrated group in wrestling history automatically warrants JJ a spot on this or any other list.

7) Arnold Skaaland

When talking about the greatest managers ever, Arnold Skaaland often gets overlooked despite the fact that he was the manager for two of the longest reigning WWE Champions in history. Skaaland was the manager for Bruno Sammartino, who held the WWE title for 7 years (still a record), and Bob Backlund, who held the WWE title for 5 years. Skaaland's managerial career was mired in controversy after he threw in the towel for Bob Backland in an infamous match where The Iron Sheik ended Backland's 5 year title reign. He may not have been as flashy or memorable as other managers, but you can't argue the fact that Skaaland was one of the most successful and consistent managers of all time.

6) Miss Elizabeth

Elizabeth was the personification of class, beauty and loyalty and those qualities are what made her such an effective manager. Elizabeth didn't say or do much, but just her presence at ringside added greatly to the match. If she was being berated by the opponent, or sometimes by her own man, it would draw huge heat on that wrestler. I still believe that she was the main reason that Macho Man got as popular as he did because when he treated her badly, the fans hated him, and when he treated her like a princess, the crowd loved him. Sometimes all it takes is a pretty face and a sweet personality to become an unforgettable character.

5) Jim Cornette

When you think of punk ass heel managers, Jim Cornette has to be at the top of your list. Cornette had the ultimate gift of gab and could get himself and his wrestlers over very easily just by opening up his mouth for a couple seconds. He represented everything that the fans hated, a rich kid who wanted everything his way. He would constantly berate the fans and remind them of his wealth and intellect which drove them crazy. Some of the names that were managed by Corny included The Midnight Express, Owen Hart, Yokozuna, Shane Douglas, Jeff Jarrett, Vader, The British Bulldog, Big Boss Man, and The Briscoe Brothers. Cornette is an absolute classic that is fondly remembered by anybody who saw him in action.

4) Jimmy Hart

The Mouth of The South definitely earned his moniker by constantly berating opponents through his signature megaphone and became one of the most recognizable managers in wrestling history. The list of wrestlers that Jimmy has managed is unbelievable. Just a few of the names include Hulk Hogan, The Hart Foundation, Superstar Billy Graham, King Kong Bundy, Ric Flair, Terry Funk, The Giant (Big Show), Dory Funk Jr, Kamala, Jerry Lawler, Lex Lugar, Money Inc, The Nasty Boys, Brutus Beefcake, Big Boss Man, Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Abdullah The Butcher, Tommy Rich, and Eddie Gilbert. There are quite a few Hall of Famers on that list and Jimmy helped them to achieve such heights in their career. He is a character that will always be remembered by fans who watched him as his loud mouth and insane fashion sense was unforgettable.

3) Sherri Martel

Whether she was called Sensational, Sensuous, or Sister, Sherri Martel was a one of a kind manager. She was unlike any other female manager before her in that she wasn't afraid to get physical with her wrestler's opponents to ensure a victory. Her style and kick ass attitude made her immediately respected by fans, both male and female. Some of the legendary names managed by Sherri included Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Shane Douglas, Ted DiBiase, Harlem Heat, Randy Savage, Terry Funk, Buddy Rose & Doug Somers, The Honky Tonk Man, and Jake "The Snake" Roberts. Sherri was a fantastic manager and to this day, I don't think any other female manager is, or ever will be, in the league of Sherri.

2) Bobby Heenan

A lot of people remember The Brain for his brilliant commentary work, but many of those people forget just how great a manager Heenan was. Heenan was the ultimate manager that would constantly berate his wrestler's opponents by calling them names and defaming them as much as he could. The names managed by Heenan included such renowned names like Andre The Giant, Ric Flair, Mr. Perfect, King Kong Bundy, Nick Bockwinkel, Jesse Ventura, The Islanders, Harley Race, Paul Orndorff, Big John Studd, The Brain Busters, Rick Rude, Lex Lugar, and CM Punk. Heenan earned his moniker as he was truly The Brain behind the brawn and helped lead many of his men to championship gold. During his heyday, Heenan was the most reviled manager of them all and played the role to a tee. Anytime I have a discussion about the greatest managers of all time, one of the first names ot come up is Bobby Heenan and after looking at his career, it isn't hard to see why.

1) Classy Freddie Blassie

If anybody getting into the wrestling business wants to learn how to be a great wrestling manager, the first person they should look at is Classy Freddie Blassie. Blassie was an absolute legend, he was gold on the mic and knew how to draw heat like nobodies business. Blassie's popularity was off the charts as he helped to spread wrestling to the mainstream, most notably by managing Muhammad Ali in an infamous exhibition match against Japanese legend Antonio Inoki. Some of the names managed by Blassie included Hulk Hogan, The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, Dick Murdoch, Kamala, Mr. Fuji, Ray Stevers, and Peter Maivia. Blassie was a one of a kind original and to this day, people still speak of the classy one very fondly. To me, he was the most entertaining manager I've ever seen so he easily warrants this spot and I think many others who watched his work would agree.


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не е зле класацията.... но Хийнан, Корнет и Алфонсо трябва да са много напред в класацията, която може да мине и без Мис Елизабет, примерно. И Дилиън ми се струва назад. НО определено най-ограбен е Фонзи ;)

[color="#990000"]HAIL SABIN[/color]

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Що годе добра класация,някои работи не мога да коментирам сообено правилно примерно за Фреди Бласи,прекалено old school e и не съм достатъчно наясно,но иначе наистина съм чувал,че е един от най-големите,но за мен специално номер 1 си е Sherri Martel :D

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