Back in the 1980's fans saw a golden age of managers in the WWE with names like Bobby Heenan, Fred Blassie, The Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Jimmy Hart, and various others lead the charge. The class of manager in the WWE during this time has been a sight that has never come to the WWE again since then. Adding to that names like Jim Cornette, Paul Bearer, and Mr. Fuji who would join the elite class of managers later in the 1980's and into the 1990's. Sometime in the 1990's the WWE would lose interest in managers as they would begin to faze them out during the ruthless aggression era.
Though some fans might point out to a handful of names that were given the managerial role in WWE during the 2000's but they never have reached the peak it did during the 1980's. Now don't get me wrong Vickie Guerrero, Theodore Long, Armando Estrada, Davari, Paul Heyman, and various are among the best the business has seen. Comparing the idea of having one manager on the entire roster as oppose to having five or six with each manager having four to five different clients. I know that a lot of things from the territory era has changed, but one thing that is still a need as some names could benefit from having a manger.
Overall it all goes back to the main rumor that Vince hates managers and in a way this was proven when Paul Ellering was removed from the Authors of Pain upon their debut on the main roster. However, I think that by now most fans are aware of Triple H's affection for the old school with NXT at one point or another having a lot more managers then the main roster had seen in years. Does this mean that things will change when Triple H gets the ball well not sure and we'd have to wait and find out. The one thing I do know is that opening the door for more managers would be a great way to use retired talent & other wrestlers that don't have anything going on at the moment.
For example, what the company did last year with Axel & Dallas managing The Miz in the Miztourage. In conclusion though I think it is fair to say that as for right now the WWE's opinion on managers will not change and any semblance of more than just a few managers being around will not happen. The reality of it is a manager isn't like it use to be and another golden age doesn't seem to be in the cards right now, a return how things use to be might "Too Little Too Late."
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