Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is not only my favorite manager of all time, but also the greatest manager in sports-entertainment history. He was more entertaining than most of the Superstars including the ones he managed. Bobby Heenan was such a comedian, and the things he said on the microphone were priceless. He referred to his audience as “humanoids” and the babyface wrestlers as “ham-and-eggers”. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan managed the “Who’s Who” of legends such as Nick Bockwinkel, Ric Flair, Harley Race, Paul Orndorff, Big John Studd, King Kong Bundy, Andre the Giant, Rick Rude, and Mr. Perfect. The WWE inducted Bobby “The Brain” Heenan in their Hall of Fame Class of 2004. He is definitely one of sports-entertainment’s best-loved legends.
Paul Heyman is one of the greatest masterminds, writers, and visionaries of sports-entertainment. Most considered him the greatest promo artist ever in the business. His impact on the sport of professional wrestling is unparallel. Paul Heyman was the creator and mouthpiece of the now default ECW, which revolutionized the wrestling genre with an uncut hardcore style that forced WWE and WCW to changed their format. He has managed Brock Lesnar, Big Show, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, and CM Punk to World Heavyweight Championships.
Jimmy Hart is one of the greatest minds in sports-entertainment. Known for his trademark megaphone that he brought to the ring to shout instructions to his Superstars, he was one of the most colorful managers ever. Very few managers in sports-entertainment history can claim the success of Jimmy Hart. His resume is very impressive. He guided Hulk Hogan to the WCW World Title, The Honky Tonk Man to the WWE Intercontinental Championship, Hart Foundation, and Nasty Boys to the WWE World Tag Team Championships. He was definitely the manager of champions.
Captain Lou Albano
Captain Lou Albano was a superb manager and one of the most beloved figures in WWE history. This late great manager guided the careers of some of the all-time greats in sports-entertainment to championship gold. He guided the tag teams of Valiant Brothers, The Wild Samoans, The Blackjacks, The Moondogs, The Executioners, and The Headshrinkers to the WWE Tag Team Championships. He helped singles wrestlers such as Don Muraco and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine to the WWE Intercontinental Championship. In addition, he guided ” Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff to the WWE Heavyweight Championship. When I think of Captain Lou Albano, his elongated beard, rubber band facial piercings, and loud outfits comes to mind. He definitely was a legend.
“Sensational” Sherri was my favorite female manager of all time. This late great woman would do anything to help her man or team win. “Sensational” Sherri managed legends in sports-entertainment. She managed “Playboy” Buddy Rose and “Pretty Boy” Doug Somers, “The Macho Man” Randy Savage, Shawn Michaels, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, and Harlem Heat. They all were world champions and great athletes. “Sensational” Sherri was also an accomplished athlete. She won both the AWA and WWE Women’s Champion. “Sensational” Sherri definitely paved the way for many WWE Divas to follow. The WWE inducted “Sensational” Sherri in their Hall of Fame Class of 2006.
By Shamarie, 6th Jul 2014