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Encyclopedia > Manager (professional wrestling)

In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. A manager is usually, though not always, either a non-wrestler, or an older wrestler who has retired. Managers tend to be male, as female managers are usually called valets. A wrestler who accompanies others to the ring is often referred to as an enforcer. Professional wrestling is generally any form of performance art in which pro-wrestlers receive payment for participating. ... Enforcer is a professional wrestling term for one of two situations. ...


In kayfabe, a manager is somewhat like an agent for an actor or an athlete; he helps his client to book matches and promotional appearances, and otherwise to further his career. Outside of storylines, a manager's job is to generate heat and to help the wrestler he's paired with get over. Heel managers also assist their clients in winning matches, either by distracting their opponents or distracting the referee while an illegal move is used. In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... A casting agent is a person who finds jobs for actors, models, and other people in various entertainment businesses. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look up Athlete in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Booking in the sense used in professional wrestling is the process of laying out in advance the general storyline of the match, to include what the eventual outcome will be. ... In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline (the wrestler Kurt Angles name is a coincidence; Angle is his given surname). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, the term over means making a wrestler look good. ... In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character who is portrayed as behaving in an immoral manner; sometimes they are humorously referred to as evil. In non-wrestling jargon, heels are often bad guys in pro wrestling storylines. ...


In the early years of pro wrestling, up until the mid 1990s, managers were very common because they served another purpose. Their job was to cut promos on behalf of their clients who may not be as charismatic (or had gimmicks in which they had to be silent). As such, all managers were required to have the gift of the gab, though it was possible to see a manager paired with a wrestler who had no trouble with promos. In this case, the manager's role is to help his/her client cheat in matches. When a wrestler's character calls for it, a manager can act as a handler, as wrestlers with gimmicks such as the Berzerker and Umaga would, in kayfabe, go out of control and pose a danger to commentators and officials. See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the late 1980s and shortly after the year 2000. ... In professional wrestling, a promo is short for promotional interview, a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is slang that refers to a wrestlers on-screen personality. ... For other uses, see Berserker (disambiguation). ... Umaga may refer to either of the following individuals: Tana Umaga, a New Zealand rugby player and former captain of the countrys national team, the All Blacks Umaga, the current ring name of professional wrestler Eddie Fatu Category: ...


Some managers, such as Paul Ellering, were managers in the truest sense of the word, taking care of the day to day needs of their "charges" in terms of travel arrangements, rentals, and lodgings. Paul Ellering with the Legion of Doom Paul Ellering is a well-known professional wrestling manager known for managing the Legion of Doom when they were known as The Road Warriors. ...


Notable managers/valets

Bobby The Brain Heenan Bobby The Brain Heenan (born Raymond Louis Heenan November 1, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois), is an American professional wrestling manager and commentator. ... Jim Cornette James Cornette, better known by his stage name James E. Cornette, which is often shortened to Jim Cornette, born September 17, 1961 in Louisville, Kentucky, is an American professional wrestling manager, commentator, promoter, and booker. ... James J. Dillon with Tully Blanchard James J. Dillon is a former professional wrestler and manager. ... Paul Buster Heyman (born September 11, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter. ... Elizabeth Ann Hulette (November 19, 1960 – May 1, 2003), known best as Miss Elizabeth, was a United States professional wrestling manager and valet in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. ... The Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart (also known as The Colonel) (born January 1, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a professional wrestling manager, executive, composer and musician. ... Tammy Lynn Sytch (born December 7, 1972 in Matawan, New Jersey) was a professional wrestling diva for ECW, WCW, WWE and various independent promotions. ... Classy Freddie Blassie (February 8, 1918 – June 2, 2003) was an American professional wrestler born in St. ... The tone of this article is inappropriate for an encyclopedia article. ... Louis Albano (born July 29, 1933 in Carmel, New York), better known as Captain Lou, is an American professional wrestler and manager. ... Arnold Skaaland was a professional wrestler and a manager. ... Missy Hyatt Melissa Lee Hiatt is a professional wrestling manager that is better known by the name of Missy Hyatt. ... Kenneth Ken Johnson, better known to wrestling fans as Slick, is a former WWE manager of such legendary wrestlers as The Iron Sheik, Nikolai Volkoff, Butch Reed, Big Boss Man, Akeem, The Warlord, Paul Roma, Hercules, Zeus, Kamala & Rick Martel. ... Sherri Martel (born February 8, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American professional wrestler and valet, better known by her ring name, Sensational Sherri. ... Harry Fujiwara aka Mr. ... Paul Ellering with the Legion of Doom Paul Ellering is a well-known professional wrestling manager known for managing the Legion of Doom when they were known as The Road Warriors. ... Robert Fuller (born Robert Welch on May 14, 1951 in Dyersburg, Tennessee) was a professional wrestler and manager. ... William Alvin Moody (born April 10, 1954 in Mobile, Alabama), known professionally as Percy Pringle, is a professional wrestling manager. ... Kazuo Onoo, better known as Sonny Onoo, is a Japanese professional wrestling manager. ... Bill Alfonso (born William Sierra) is a former referee & manager who has worked for WWE, WCW, Jim Crockett Promotions & ECW. He has been the manager of Taz, Sabu & Rob Van Dam. ... Beulah McGillicutty Trisa Hayes, better known by her stage name, Beulah McGillicutty, is an American former professional wrestling valet, best known for her appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s. ... Francine Fournier, (born February 19, 1972) normally simply Francine, is an American professional wrestling valet best known for her work in Extreme Championship Wrestling. ... Theodore Robert Long, also referred to as Teddy Long, (born September 15, 1955) is a sports entertainer, working on World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand as its General Manager. ... Terri Ann Boatwright Runnels (born October 5, 1966 in Live Oak, Florida) is a former American professional wrestling manager. ... Nancy Daus as Woman Nancy Elizabeth Daus Benoit (born May 17, 1964 in Daytona Beach, Florida) (more commonly known by her in-ring names as Woman and Fallen Angel) was a professional wrestling valet and manager who has since retired from the business. ... Debra Gale Marshall (born March 2, 1960 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is an American real estate agent and former professional wrestling manager. ... Shannon Claire Spruill (born July 17, 1975 in Wiesbaden, Germany) is an American professional wrestler and valet. ... James Mitchell is a manager/wrestler who has worked for ECW, TNA, WCW and SMW. Profile Height: 59 Weight: 210 lbs Birthday: February 26 Debut: 1989 Previous Gimmicks: Daryl Van Horn (Smoky Mountain), James Vandenberg (WCW), Sinister Minister (ECW), Pervert James Mitchell, Wanker James Mitchell Manager for: Prince Kharis... Amy Christine Dumas (born April 14, 1975) is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling valet, charity founder and punk rock singer, better known by her ring name, Lita. ... Patricia Anne Stratigias (born December 18, 1975, in Richmond Hill, Ontario), better known by her stage and ring name, Trish Stratus, is a Canadian fitness model and former professional wrestler. ... Stacy Ann-Marie Keibler (born October 14, 1979 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American actress and former professional wrestling personality for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Scott DAmore (born August 8, 1974 in Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian professional wrestler, manager, promoter, booker and entrepreneur. ... Dave Prazak is a pro wrestling manager based in midwestern America. ... Shawn Ashraf Daivari (born April 30, 1984) is better known by his stage names of Khosrow Daivari or simply Daivari. ... Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman, better known as Queen Sharmell or simply as Sharmell (born November 2, 1970 in Gary, Indiana), is a Diva and manager for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), under its SmackDown! brand. ... Melina Perez (born March 9, 1979) better known simply as Melina, is an American professional wrestler and manager, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its RAW brand. ... Gail Kim (born February 20, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Korean-Canadian professional wrestler, valet and actress. ... Hazem Ali is an American professional wrestling manager of Palestinian descent, better known by his ring name, Armando Alejandro Estrada. ... Julius Smokes (aka J-Train, The Devils Son-In-Law) is an American professional wrestling manager, associated most notably with Ring of Honor but has also appeared in Major League Wrestling and Jersey All-Pro Wrestling, among others. ... Prince Nana is a Ghanaian professional wrestler, currently working in America for Ring of Honor. ... Valerie Elizabeth Wyndham (born March 27, 1986 in Beverly Hills, California) is an American professional wrestling valet, better known by her ring name, So Cal Val. ...

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