A.W. was just starting to gain a little momentum when a controversial comment about the alleged rape by Kobe Bryant on a woman in Colorado years ago was blurted out live on Raw. He was released by WWE yesterday.
Just as they seem to be coming back on the scene, WWE releases one of the only managers they have.
There are many wrestling legends that get forced out of WWE due to the fact that they can no longer compete at the level they used to. With the current infusion of successful managers like A.W. and Vickie Guerrero, it made me think about how some of these major names from wrestling past could make great managers and help groom the next generation of superstars.
Ric Flair was a perfect example of a guy this worked completely for. When Flair became the manager of Triple H, he was still in wrestling shape and could wrestle if need be. However, he was utilized in a way where he could help put the focus on the top heel in all of WWE at the time. Flair was also instrumental in the careers of Batista and Randy Orton.
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan was a professional wrestler that suffered a neck injury that kept him out of the ring. He went on to become one of the greatest managers of all time.
There is a large list of wrestlers that WWE does keep in touch with due to their Hall of Fame inductions or legend contracts. Most of these old school superstars can pick up a microphone and cut a promo better than half the superstars on the current roster. In fact, the wiley veterans of the past could help get many young talents over with the WWE Universe.
This is a list of five legendary wrestlers that should become managers and help the future of the business.