Your all time "Mount Rushmore" of wrestling managers

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Your all time "Mount Rushmore" of wrestling managers

Post by XIV » Oct 6th, '22, 08:31

Today's question... Who is in your all-time wrestling Mount Rushmore of managers?

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Must have managed more than a one-off match.
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Re: Your all time "Mount Rushmore" of wrestling managers

Post by Big Red Machine » Oct 14th, '22, 13:56

This is the only one where I feel like not having a solidly-defined criteria makes it nigh-impossible:

Cornette, Heenan, Heyman, Jimmy Hart.
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Re: Your all time "Mount Rushmore" of wrestling managers

Post by XIV » Oct 15th, '22, 13:30

Big Red Machine wrote: Oct 14th, '22, 13:56 This is the only one where I feel like not having a solidly-defined criteria makes it nigh-impossible:

Cornette, Heenan, Heyman, Jimmy Hart.
It is very broad. There are probably the right decisions there.

Those four were all probably the best talkers, at least 3 of them were.

Heyman is probably still the best talker in the business full stop right now.

Cornette and Heenan are in leagues of their own for drawing heat and furthering a story using promos.

Hart was that ever present loud and over the top presence at ringside, he didn’t always need to talk, but he’s definitely up there.

I can’t say I’d disagree much with your four.
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Re: Your all time "Mount Rushmore" of wrestling managers

Post by Big Red Machine » Oct 16th, '22, 14:42

XIV wrote: Oct 15th, '22, 13:30
Big Red Machine wrote: Oct 14th, '22, 13:56 This is the only one where I feel like not having a solidly-defined criteria makes it nigh-impossible:

Cornette, Heenan, Heyman, Jimmy Hart.
It is very broad. There are probably the right decisions there.

Those four were all probably the best talkers, at least 3 of them were.

Heyman is probably still the best talker in the business full stop right now.

Cornette and Heenan are in leagues of their own for drawing heat and furthering a story using promos.

Hart was that ever present loud and over the top presence at ringside, he didn’t always need to talk, but he’s definitely up there.

I can’t say I’d disagree much with your four.
Hart was the only one who wasn't an immediately lock for me. I was stuck between him, Gary Hart, and JJ, and went for the one who was less of a worker himself and who I was more familiar with.
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Re: Your all time "Mount Rushmore" of wrestling managers

Post by XIV » Oct 17th, '22, 14:10

Big Red Machine wrote: Oct 16th, '22, 14:42
XIV wrote: Oct 15th, '22, 13:30
Big Red Machine wrote: Oct 14th, '22, 13:56 This is the only one where I feel like not having a solidly-defined criteria makes it nigh-impossible:

Cornette, Heenan, Heyman, Jimmy Hart.
It is very broad. There are probably the right decisions there.

Those four were all probably the best talkers, at least 3 of them were.

Heyman is probably still the best talker in the business full stop right now.

Cornette and Heenan are in leagues of their own for drawing heat and furthering a story using promos.

Hart was that ever present loud and over the top presence at ringside, he didn’t always need to talk, but he’s definitely up there.

I can’t say I’d disagree much with your four.
Hart was the only one who wasn't an immediately lock for me. I was stuck between him, Gary Hart, and JJ, and went for the one who was less of a worker himself and who I was more familiar with.
See JJ Dillon certainly had his talents and is definitely interchangeable with Hart. But Hart is much more recognisable because of his associations with Hulk and the Hart Foundation. Whilst JJ had the Four Horsemen, he was much less of a focal point and there was enough going on. Jimmy Hart stood out more
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Re: Your all time "Mount Rushmore" of wrestling managers

Post by cero2k » Dec 1st, '22, 19:13

late to the party here

Mount Rushmores are kinda weird for me lately, because there are many new ones that I really really like, but don't have the lengivity or have managed big champions. Like Salina de la Renta, Stokely, or Tully have been fantastic managers, arguably better than some of my picks, but just don't have the resume to compete.

Heyman, Heenan, Konnan, and Gedo are probably my top
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Re: Your all time "Mount Rushmore" of wrestling managers

Post by Big Red Machine » Dec 2nd, '22, 13:26

cero2k wrote: Dec 1st, '22, 19:13 late to the party here

Mount Rushmores are kinda weird for me lately, because there are many new ones that I really really like, but don't have the lengivity or have managed big champions. Like Salina de la Renta, Stokely, or Tully have been fantastic managers, arguably better than some of my picks, but just don't have the resume to compete.

Heyman, Heenan, Konnan, and Gedo are probably my top
I had this issue with tag teams, except with longevity in general instead of just a lack of longevity because they're new (but that's why Stokely wasn't on my list). There were a lot of teams who I loved who just weren't together for long enough for me to feel they qualified (particularly the American Wolves and American Alpha).
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