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Lists the various male ring-side managers throughout the company's history. All female managers/valets are listed under Characters/WWEDivas. Please limit associated tropes to the individual's time in WWE.

[[folder: The WWWF Era (1963-1984)]]
!!! Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano (Louis Vincent Albano) 1960-1961, 1964, 1967-1986, 1994-1995

!!! Wrestling/FreddieBlassie (Frederick Kenneth Blassie) 1964, 1971, 1973-2003

!!! Coach (John Tolos) 19631964, 19731974, 19901991
* JerkJock
* LargeHam
* RedBaron: "The Golden Greek" when he wrestled.
* RetiredBadass: He along with his brother Chris, were former WWWF United States Tag Team Champions.
* WrestlingDoesntPay: A managing [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball football]] coach.

!!! Wrestling/MrFuji (Harry Fujiwara) 1972-1974, 1977-1978, 1981-1996

!!! The Grand Wizard of Wrestling (Ernie Roth) 1970s-1983
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995.
* IHaveManyNames: The Grand Wizard (of Wrestling), J. Wellington Radcliffe, Mr. Clean, Abdullah Farouk and Armstrong K.
* NonActionGuy: The first manager in WWE history who had not previously been a wrestler.
* SmugStraightEdge: From an interview Vince was conducting with him and "Crazy" Luke Graham:
-->"We think it is the booze in the fans that is causing them to boo us, because everyone who's not imbibing knows greatness when they see it!"
* SunglassesAtNight

!!! Arnold Skaaland 1963-1987
* ActionSurvivor
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: During his managerial time, he was portrayed as a quiet, humble guiding force to his wrestlers, most notably Wrestling/BobBacklund and Wrestling/BrunoSammartino, this in stark contrast to the bombastic, loud evil managers who conspired against him. But if you managed to cross him the wrong way, he would make sure you paid for it. Most notable was when Backlund betrayed him in 1994 and Skaaland rallied the troops to knock some sense into the newly-turned heel Backlund.
* RedBaron: "The Golden Boy"
* SemperFi
* WrestlingFamily: His son, George Skaaland.

[[folder: The Rock 'N' Wrestling Era (1984-1993)]]
!!! Wrestling/PaulBearer (William Alvin "Bill" Moody) 1991-2002, 2003-2010, 2012

!!! Brother Love (Bruce Prichard) 1988-1991, 1993-2008
* BullyingADragon[=/=]TooDumbToLive: To Wrestling/TheUndertaker, of course. In early 2003, Wrestling/TheBigShow had been setting up crates in the ring week after week on ''[=SmackDown!=]'' for Taker. On the February 6th show, Taker opened the crate and out came Brother Love. BL tried to get Taker to "remember the lessons of love" and to get him to see Big Show's side of things. Taker, complete with a "thumbs down" of disgust, Tombstoned BL instead.
* CatchPhrase: "I love you!"
* LightIsNotGood: "Just because I love you, doesn't mean I like you."
* NonActionGuy: Though he did make it to the final four of the Gimmick Battle Royal at ''[=WrestleMania=] X-7''. However, this did not stop several faces from physically beating Love, with the Wrestling/UltimateWarrior (on Love's final segment during his original run) beating him to the brink of unconsciousness.
* PutOnABus: That dropped him off in the WWE office in 1991. His show was replaced by Paul Bearer's "The Funeral Parlor."
* SinisterMinister
* TakeThat: For a very short time in 1993, he was repackaged as Reo Rogers, which was the ''third'' gimmick WWE had created as a shot at Wrestling/DustyRhodes, the others being Wrestling/{{Virgil}} and [[Wrestling/TheOneManGang Akeem the African Dream.]]
* TalkShowWithFists: "The Brother Love Show"
** Reo Rogers briefly had "Reo's Roundup."
* WrestlingDoesntPay: He's a managing televangelist.

!!! Paul Ellering 1992, 1998-1999, 2016-
* ActionSurvivor
* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: He and the Road Warriors were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
* BadassMustache
* BaldOfAwesome[=/=]BaldOfEvil: Face and Heel respectively in the late 90s.
* CoolShades
* HypercompetentSidekick: In RealLife, Ellering personally booked Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors[=/=]Legion of Doom's matches, scheduled their flights, set up hotel reservations, and kept track of expenses.
* RedBaron: "Precious"
* {{Ventriloquism}}: Rocco, a dummy he carried around briefly in 1992.

!!! Wrestling/JimmyHart (Jimmy Ray Hart) 1985-1993

!!! Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (Raymond Louis Heenan) 1984-1993
See his [[Wrestling/BobbyHeenan dedicated character page]] for his list of tropes.

!!! Wrestling/SirOliverHumperdink (John Sutton) 1987-1988

!!! Slick (Kenneth "Ken" Johnson) 1986-1993
* CoolShades
* HeelFaithTurn: Became "Reverend" Slick after [[RealLife he became a born-again Christian]].
* JiveTurkey
* NiceHat
* NonActionGuy
* RedBaron: "The Doctor of Style"
* SoulBrotha
* SharpDressedMan
* UrExample: The first African American manager in WWF history.

!!! [[Wrestling/HarveyWippleman Dr. Harvey Wippleman]] (Bruno Lauer) 1991-

[[folder: The New Generation Era (1993-1997)]]
!!! [[Wrestling/JimCornette James E. "Jim" Cornette]] (James Mark "Jim" Cornette) 1993-2005

!!! Uncle Zebekiah/Zeb Coulter (Wayne Keown) 1994-1997, 2013-2016
* CatchPhrase: Now I want you all to stand, place your hand over your heart and in a loud clear voice say "WE THE PEOPLE".
* ConflictKiller: Yeah I'm sure you'd all like to see Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro fight one another but that will have to wait, they've got bigger fish to fry like Los Matadores Engañoso.
* EvilForeigner: You all know the UK would be a better place if Real Americans were running it.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: It's called tough love, it helped Jack Swagger win, reminded him what he's made of.
* NoTrueScotsman: A real American would admit there is some sense to what Zeb Coulter has to say.
* PatrioticFervor: Although instead of the standard Red-White-Blue he opts for the black "Don't Tread On Me" flag.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: There is a problem with this country and Real Americans know it: Mexicans. Furthermore, Real Americans know how to fix it and we're starting with Alberto Del Rio.
* SkywardScream: If you had to endure the trials that Zeb Coulter and real Americans like him regularly go through you'd occasionally have to vent too.
* YouLookFamiliar: Uncle who, Blu Brother what? That clearly is not the same guy who managed the Real Americans. He definitely is not Dutch Mantel from WWC either, even though we sent our Superstars there for cross promotion as late as 2005.

!!! [[Wrestling/{{Raven}} Johnny Polo]] (Scott Levy) 1993-1994

!!! Oscar (Greg Girard) 1993-1995
* NonActionGuy
* PutOnABus: Got beaten down by Men on a Mission after they turned heel in March 1995.

[[folder: The Attitude Era (1997-2001)]]
!!! [[Wrestling/DonCallis The Jackyl]] (Don Callis) 1997-1998

!!! Yamaguchi-San (Wally Yamaguchi) 1998
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* GratuitousJapanese
* JerkassHasAPoint: Val ''had'' made a porn movie with his "wife."
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Threatened to [[GroinAttack neuter]] Val Venis with one.
* NonActionGuy
* TagTeam: The manager for Kaientai
* UglyGuyHotWife
* YouNoTakeCandle: [[GroinAttack "Me choppy-choppy your pee-pee!!"]]

[[folder: The [=InVasion=] Era (2001-2002)]]
!!! Wrestling/PaulHeyman, 2001-2006, 2012-

[[folder: The Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2008)]]

!!! Armando Alejandro Estrada (Hazem Ali) 2006-2008, 2011
* CarnivalOfKillers: Sent many people after [[{{Jobber}} Colin Delaney]] when he was in [=WWECW=].
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In OVW, he was billed as "Osama" and did an Arab, anti-American gimmick.
* {{Fanboy}}: He said he grew up as one of Ric Flair but was bent on proving that he was obsolete by the time he made it to the WWE. Significantly, he debuted by having the debuting Umaga attack Flair.
* ForeignWrestlingHeel
* FullNameBasis[=/=]SayMyName: "Armando Alejandro ESSSTRADA!", complete with TrrrillingRrrs.
* HammyHerald
* NiceHat
* SmokingIsCool: Or rather, cigars are cool. Nobody actually smoked them, at least not on screen.

!!! Wrestling/{{Hornswoggle}} (Dylan Postl) 2006-2016

!!! Ranjin Singh (David Kapoor) 2007-2011
* NonActionGuy: He lost an arm-wrestling match to ''Hornswoggle!''
* {{Omniglot}}: Speaks both Punjabi and English
* PutOnABus: After Khali [[FaceHeelTurn attacked him]] and sided with Mahal, he disappeared off TV, and even after Khali turned {{face}} again, he hasn't returned. One of the reasons is that Singh is part of the creative staff.
* TranslatorBuddy: Since Khali's English isn't the best, and his speech is [[TheUnintelligible muddled]], Ranjin was there to translate for him
* UnrelatedBrothers: To The Great Khali.
** [[{{Kayfabe}} Wrestling Family]]: The brother in law to Jinder Mahal.

[[folder: The WWE Universe Era (2008-2011)]]
!!! Abraham "AW" Washington (Brian Bary Jossie) 2009-2010, 2012
* BaldOfEvil
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out in WWE's developmental program FCW as Abraham Saddam Washington, a {{Heel}} {{Parody}} of President UsefulNotes/BarackObama, complete with his Secret Service stable of Agent D (Derrick Bateman), Agent T (Tevita "Donny Marlow"/"Camacho" Fifita) and Agent C (Matthew "Joseph Canterbury" Walsh). This gimmick was eventually abandoned.
* FunWithAcronyms: AW stands for All Worlds Promotion. However it could also be his former ringname, [[MeaningfulName Abraham Washington.]]
* LargeHam[=/=]HammyHerald: Not helped by the fact that he is mic'd up while at ringside for his stable's matches.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: As Abraham Washington in FCW, he was an [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Unmodified]] President {{Jerkass}}.
* RapeAsComedy: Made an off-color reference to the Kobe Bryant rape case from several years ago. He's since been [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor released from WWE.]] It didn't help that he wasn't so apologetic backstage about it, the following weeks, which lead to his release.
** The internet, being what it is, quickly raised a clip from a ''Smackdown'' episode where [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiK3Gsk1x_g Big Show made the same joke.]] It's believed he was really fired for referring to Linda's second race for the senate with an excuse thrown up for plausible dependability.
** And WWE fans, being what they are, started chanting "Kobe Bryant" during the Wrestling/PrimeTimePlayers' ''Wrestling/{{SummerSlam}} 2012'' match.
* TalkShowWithFists: "The Abraham Washington Show"
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Tony Atlas
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: He was first Primo's and Epico's manager, but turned on them for the Prime Time Players during an number one contenders match for the tag titles (which Primo & Epico had to be a part of since they lost their rematch clause after it expired after thirty days due to AW never telling them when to use it.)

[[folder: The WWE, Inc. Era (2011-2014)]]


[[folder: The Reality Era (2014-2016)]]

[[folder: The New Era (2016-)]]