Wrestling managers are kind of a lost art form today. Sure, there are still a handful around, but back in the day, they were almost as much a part of the show as the people they managed. They would cut promos for their charges, interfere when necessary and sometimes even launch a feud on behalf of their grappler.
But who are the best of the best?
In ranking the Top 50 Wrestling Managers, Wrestling Merchandise and Memories looked at the following criteria:
What did they contribute to the people they advised?
How memorable were they, overall?
Were they able to enhance the reputations of the men and women they represented?
Please note: This is primarily a list of managers from the 1980s onwards, so it's likely missing some of the golden era managers. We've included a handful of valets, bodyguards, advisors, advocates and other "heaters" on this list, acknowledging that they sometimes perform a similar role to traditional wrestling managers.
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