Originally posted on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 3/6/13
There was a time in wrestling where the managers of heel wrestlers were just as important, if not more important that the wrestler they managed. Bobby ‘the Brain’ Heenan, ‘the Mouth of the South’ Jimmy Hart, and Mr Fuji. I don’t think it is a stretch to say they were more hated. The reason is because they often were the mouthpiece for who they managed. They were usually used to help promote the ‘bad guy’ because they couldn’t promote themselves besides what they did in the ring. A huge part of professional wrestling is the talking, and manager was used to do that for the guys who struggled. One of the greatest wrestlers, or at least most famous wrestlers of all-time is the Undertaker. The Dead Man took a long time develop any ability to in the mic, but when he first broke into the WWE back at Survivor Series in 1990, all he could do was roll his eyes into the back of his head. He needed a manager. Enter: Paul Bearer. He was just straight up creepy. He played the role perfectly, and who can forget ‘oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh yessssssssss?’ And the way he carried around the urn that was [...]
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