Possible New Wave Of Managers and Stables In WWE
In a previous article (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/365887-realistic-ways-to-improve-wwe), I have mentioned managers as a way to improve WWE.
The old school concept of managers and, at some extent, stables could be applied today and I would like to elaborate.
Of course, the WWE should not bring back the old, washed-up managers such as Bobby Heenan, Jimmy Hart or Mr. Fuji who were all great in their era.
Probably no one can match them and they should not be imitated, but there are some today who could do a great job as manager.
Let's see, in no particular order, who could do it right and add some spice in storylines.
Ted DiBiase Sr.
The Million Dollar Man could do wonders with his sons Ted Jr. and Brett; add Cody Rhodes and Carlito (to keep the second-generation stable idea).
He is an ace on the microphone; he was great on the mic as wrestler so why not as a manager?
He did it in 1994 and bought many wrestlers contracts to form the Million Dollar Corporation; he was in the middle of the unforgettable storyline bringing back The Undertaker (from the Royal Rumble to Summerslam, probably my favorite storyline of all time).
In 1995, the Million Dollar Corporation did the main event at Wrestlemania XI.
aka I.R.S., he's already a road agent for WWE; he was also half of the U.S. Express that took part of the first Wrestlemania as WWF World Tag Team Champions.
Rotundo has great mic skills and I would see him at the head of the Straight Edge Society. I can imagine their catch phrase ''We're straightedge and we pay our taxes with pride''...
He could make the stable growing a bit with the addition of Shelton Benjamin and maybe a recycled Primo.
If not with SES, he could manage his two sons (Bo and Duke), currently signed in FCW, the WWE developmental roster.
Obviously, he could manage the Hart Dynasty in the continuing story of Hart vs. McMahon via stables. But only for some months.
For some months before The Undertaker retires, the return of Paul Bearer, even for a short time, would be a huge gift to all Undertaker's fans.
He did it before and he still works for WWE, but he's only 44 years old. He managed, among many others, Sid Justice, Kamala, Giant Gonzales, Bertha Faye and Adam Bomb.
He even made history... by being the first man to... win the WWE Women's Title in 2000.
With his manager's skills, he could manage anyone with no microphone skills, such as Ezekiel Jackson, Sheamus, Jack Swagger, Beth Phoenix, and heel Batista.
Replace him with JBL as heel commentator.
He's young and did great as manager few years ago. Striker is currently one of the best on the microphone but just not as commentator; he's not so bad in that role, but he's way better in the middle of the ring and backstage.
Well, he's currently the only real manager in WWE, so he will stick with Khali (but he must turn back heel).
At 48 years old, he's not that old and, like Harvey Wippleman, he would still be great to be anyone's manager.
In the past, he managed Yokozuna, Vader, Mark Henry, Mantaur, Owen Hart and The British Bulldog, to name some. Big Show, Kane and heel Cryme Tyme could benefit from Cornette.
Since he no longer wrestles, he could lead a ''Freak'' stable, with Hornswoggle, Mike Knox, Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella.
He proved, with his Hollywood gimmick, he could do wonders on the microphone. He could be a good manager who can wrestle occasionally.
He could lead a stable of few guys, with one or two top card guys, to try to break The Undertaker's Wrestlemania streak.
The current HBK's obsession with ending Undertaker's famous streak could continue with him as manager. If not a big stable, Michaels could handpick one candidate for the job.