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.