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Re: Should WWE consider giving more female talent managers?

They need more managers in general.
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Re: Should WWE consider giving more female talent managers?

Supposedly Vince dislikes managers for whatever reason, or so I've heard. And even when they do have managers, they're never actually called "managers." They're called "advocates," or "spokesman," etc. That or they're the significant others of the wrestler (Rusev/Lana, Miz/Maryse most notably).
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Re: Should WWE consider giving more female talent managers?

I mean, who really needs one though? Asuka is fine without her and it wouldn't make sense for any other woman in the company to have one so I don't see the need of it.

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Re: Should WWE consider giving more female talent managers?

The role of the manager is a lost art. To put it in perspective, some of the greatest personalities in the history of wrestling, from Heenan to Cornette made their marks primarily as managers. Who in the last decade-and-a-half, save Heyman, even attempted a managerial style reminiscent of that? The best managers make the most believable and organic plot devices, such as Paul Bearer's role in the Undertaker-Kane-Mankind trifecta or Paul Heyman in the Angle-Lesnar-Show feud. The best managers compliment their "agent's" strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. And the best managers grow their own stock with the audience over time, so that somebody such as Bobby Heenan was able to lend an air of legitimacy to those whom he managed, outside of the wrestler's own reputation. I don't think WWE writers understand the value of that additional layer of complexity in how wrestlers kayfabe relate to one another that comes with a manager or valet.
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Re: Should WWE consider giving more female talent managers?

Regardless of sex if someone is struggling on the mic they should have a manager or a kayfabe reason to shut them up.

To often in WWE wrestlers are sent out to do something clearly not in their wheelhouse and the damage is palpable.

There are plenty of ways to practice and hone their skills without floundering on live television.

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Re: Should WWE consider giving more female talent managers?

WWE should be giving more talent managers, period. If they want everything to be so heavily scripted and live so much of the time they should shill out the cash for some trained actors for promos.

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Regardless of sex if someone is struggling on the mic they should have a manager or a kayfabe reason to shut them up.

To often in WWE wrestlers are sent out to do something clearly not in their wheelhouse and the damage is palpable.

There are plenty of ways to practice and hone their skills without floundering on live television.
I'm a firm believer that they should shift back to having a majority of promos prerecorded. Yes you lose the in the moment feel, but they've scripted everything so heavily that such a feeling is long dead. Let them do multiple takes, let them do some ad-libs that you cut if they don't work.
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I'm a firm believer that they should shift back to having a majority of promos prerecorded. Yes you lose the in the moment feel, but they've scripted everything so heavily that such a feeling is long dead. Let them do multiple takes, let them do some ad-libs that you cut if they don't work.
That's definitely a solid alternative. It's not like they would have to do that with everyone either.

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I'm a firm believer that they should shift back to having a majority of promos prerecorded. Yes you lose the in the moment feel, but they've scripted everything so heavily that such a feeling is long dead. Let them do multiple takes, let them do some ad-libs that you cut if they don't work.
There's so much potential with this idea, especially cinematographically. Remember in the early 90s when Undertaker had those series of "Undertaker's Workshop" promos where he was building a casket in that rustic barn, wagon wheels and all? Perfect example of gimmick, promo, manager and cinematography. While I'm not a huge fan of the full-blown Lucha Underground production/aesthetic, there's a lot of middle ground between that and what the WWE is currently doing.
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Re: Should WWE consider giving more female talent managers?

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Asuka definitely needs a manager so they can book her better and give her more tv appearances. They wasted the opportunity with Devin Taylor who is Bilingual and can speak Japanese. They can also use her pairing with Naomi so Asuka will have someone to eat pins for her. If they will turn Asuka Heel, Pair her with Maria Kanellis.

At NXT.... Xia li and Taynara is already a tag team both doesn't speak English.Have Mia Yim join them, turn them into a Martial arts themed Stable and Mia do all the talking.

While I honestly don't think Asuka needs a manager she just need to be booked appropriately, I still think if I was backed into a corner, Mr Fuji would have been the best manager choice. It's a shame he is no longer with us, because Mr Fuji and Asuka would have been gold

Are there any really good modern day managers outside of Paul Heyman?


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Re: Should WWE consider giving more female talent managers?

When a women appears with a manager, some people gonna think it is her pimp or madame.

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