10 Greatest Wrestling Managers
#1 - Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
Mr Heenan tops our list of the greatest managers ever. This is due to the plethora of stars that Heenan managed including King Kong Bundy, Big John Studd, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, and Harley Race. But, the biggest star that he managed, both literally and figuratively, was Andre The Giant.
Heenan managed Andre to his WWF Title and led him in to the ring for his colossal match with Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemanie III. Now normally being the manager of someone at their first loss in almost 15 years would not land you high on this list, but being “The Brain” outweighs that.
WWE.com has a line in Bobby’s bio that says “Nobody could take a beating like “The Brain.” Bobby was never afraid to get physically involved in a match to try to help his guys win, even if he was going to take a beat down by whomever he was involved with. Andre turned on “The Brain” after losing his Tag Team titles at Wrestlemania VI,
Bobby would go on to the announcer booth to work for Raw and Monday Nitro after his career as a manager is over. While Bobby’s work with Mr. Perfect and the other superstars made him a great manager, I feel like his work with Andre cemented him as the greatest of all time. What do you guys think? Did we get it right?