Welcome to today's edition of "IWC Votes."
In the past, I have asked you, (the reader), to vote on various topics including favorite wrestler, Royal Rumble moments, top three finishing moves, entrance theme and favorite championship (voting still active).
Today's topic will be about wrestling managers.
For as long as there have been wrestlers, there has been a manager to help them get to the next level.
Traditionally managers have been used for wrestlers who have great potential get to the main-event level, but these wrestlers lack the mic skills to get there on their own. Managers typically are excellent at talking on the microphone and posses the ability to draw massive heat or pops from the crowd for their client.
It's not uncommon for a manager to actually be a former wrestler, usually however they were much more successful as a manager than they were as a wrestler, but there have been instances where hall of fame caliber wrestlers have become successful managers.
Unfortunately in today's wrestling world the art of manager isn't what it use to be. They're few and far between now, but when one comes along, they usually are here to stay and they make an impact.
Most of the greats have had a manager at one time including Stone Cold, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Randy Savage, Road Warriors, Andre The Giant, Bret Hart and Sting.
Each manager usually had their own unique characteristic (Paul Bearer played a creepy mortician, Jimmy Hart was over the top with a bullhorn and Bobby Heenan was insane).
So my question to you is this—who is your favorite manager of all time and why?
It's as simple as that.
I'll post the results in a few days.