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Lists the various ring-side managers throughout WCW. Please limit associated tropes to the individual's time in WCW.


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     Crockett Era Managers (1982-1988) 

Jim Cornette (James Mark "Jim" Cornette) 1986-1990

James J. Dillon (James Morrison, 1982-1988, 1997-1998)

  • Power Stable: A founding member of The Four Horsemen.
  • Red Baron: "J.J."
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As the Chairman of the WCW Executive Committee in '97 and '98. He was brought in as a face authority figure to combat the nWo after Eric Bischoff was outed as secretly being part of the nWo.
  • Selective Enforcement: As WCW Chairman, he and the committee decided that the rules were going to be more stringently enforced. He decided to invoke this newfound enforcement of the rules not on any of the literally hundreds of matches the nWo had screwed up, but when undercarder Chris Adams upset Randy Savage after someone else interfered against Savage.
  • Shoe Slap: He'd give the Horsemen his shoe to use as a weapon.

Paul Ellering (1986-1990)

  • The Artifact: His 'Precious' moniker was created for his muscular "pretty boy" character, but he continued using it well after he switched over to the bald bearded look.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: In Real Life, Ellering personally booked The Road Warriors' matches, scheduled their flights, set up hotel reservations, and kept track of expenses. Since he had been a wrestler before this, and is a member of MENSA, he absolutely qualifies for Genius Bruiser.
  • Red Baron: "Precious".
  • Wrestling Family: His daughter Rachael, who competes for NXT as Rachael Evers.

Sir Oliver Humperdink/Big Daddy Dink (John Sutton, 1982-1983, 1988-1992)

  • '80s Hair: A "business in the front party in the back" style flowing mullet.
  • Beard of Evil: Averted, he had a well groomed full beard that, according to the trope image on Good Hair, Evil Hair, belongs at the top of good. Dink was very rarely 'good'.
  • Classy Cane: Usually carried one, and of course he'd hit his team's opponents with it behind the referee's back.
  • Evil Redhead: His hair was red as could be, and he was for the most part a thoroughly unpleasant person during his time in wrestling.
  • I Have Many Names: At various times in his career he went by Red Sutton, Sir Oliver Humperdink, Rooster Humperdink, and Big Daddy Dink.)
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: His style was incredibly elaborate, ornate suits as colorful as stained glass windows over ruffled, frilly, almost as brightly colored dress shirts, along with an ornate cane.
  • Heel: Although he did have a few face runs, he was known for disliking playing a face. He was even curmudgeonly backstage in WWF when forced to play face.
  • Non-Action Guy: He could wrestle a bit when forced to - in fact, he was a successful singles wrestler in NWA Florida. By the time he got to WCW though, he was a manager and never wrestled if he could help it.

Paul Jones (Paul Frederick, 1982-1988)

     NWA-WCW Era Managers (1988-1993) 

Paul E. Dangerously (Paul Heyman) 1988-1992

Teddy Long (Theodore Rufus Long, 1985-1996)

     Bischoff Era Managers (1993-1996) 

The Assassin (Jody Hamilton; 1983-1984, 1993-2001)note 

Col. Robert Parker (Robert Welch, 1993-1997)

Jimmy Hart (Jimmy Ray Hart, 1994-2001)

The Master (Curtis Iaukea, 1995)

  • Bald of Evil: As The Master, he had no hair on the top of his head, just an immense amount of deep scars.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He was just phased out of the Dungeon slowly until he disappeared and was never mentioned again.
  • Covered with Scars: Seriously, just look at his head. While not often mentioned in the same breath as the Sheik or Abdullah the Butcher in the pantheon of pioneering Garbage Wrestlers, he could keep right up with them in the brawling and bleeding departments.
  • Evil Old Folks: He was in his late 50s during his time as The Master, but between the grey beard, shapeless robe, spider webs all over, he really did look ancient.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Where did he come from? Why did he hate Hulk Hogan? What did he have to gain from ending Hulkamania? We never learned...
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: The deep jagged scars all over his head put him well into Evil.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: While having more of a defined personality than most GSVs, all he ever really did was conjure up new wrestlers for Kevin Sullivan to throw at Hulk Hogan.
  • The Master: It was only his Stage Name, after all.
  • No Indoor Voice: Yes, he had no indoor voice ... "MYYYYYYYY SONNNNNN!"'
  • Power Stable: He was the original leader of the Dungeon of Doom. Before that he was in a number of stables in the territorial days.
  • Wrestling Family: His son Rocky Iaukea competed in the Pacific Northwest and in the WWC in Puerto Rico as Abbuda Dein. This is not the same guy as "The Master of Darkness"/"The Snakemaster" Abudadein, who was a manager in the Army of Darkness and has since led his own group with that same name in the Florida independents. WCW's Prince Iaukea, real name Mike Haynor, is not really King Curtis' son. His nephew Maunakea Mossman is best known for his work in All Japan Pro Wrestling as Taiyo Kea.

Sir William (Bill Dundee, 1993-1994)

  • Wrestling Family: Not part of a big one, but Bobby Eaton is his son-in-law, Bobby Eaton.

Sister Sherri (Sherry Schrull, 1994-1997)

     nWo Invasion Era Managers (1996-1999) 

James Vandenberg (James Mitchell) 1997-1998

Sonny Onoo (Kazuo Onoo, 1995-1999)

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  • Cunning Linguist: Understood English and Japanese and translated for both languages if needed.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel: He'd show up in the corner of just about any Japanese wrestler who showed up on WCW TV. Backfired on him when Masahiro Chono and the Great Muta both joined the NWO.
  • I Know Karate: A champion kickboxer that competed for 12 years before he even stepped foot in WCW. Not surprisingly, he'd use these skills to cheat when needed.

Ralphus (John Riker, 1998-2001)

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     Managers of the Final Years (1999-2000) 

Tony Marinara (Charles John Spencer)

  • Big Applesauce: Legitimately born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: His last appearance for WCW came at the 2000 Souled Out pay-per-view. In an interview with "Mean" Gene Okerlund, he said he had to take care of some business and then left, never to appear in WCW again.
  • Loan Shark: Came to WCW in the first place with the Mamalukes to get Disco Inferno to pay the money he borrowed.
  • Meaningful Name: Averted with his post-WCW name Tony Mamaluke. Mamaluke is an Italian insult translating roughly to 'knucklehead', but Tony got the name from Joey Styles' attempts at finding a better last name for him than Marinara.
  • Non-Action Guy: He was never booked to wrestle in WCW despite having been trained by Dean Malenko. He only managed the Mamalukes, and left them in relatively short order. ECW took a shot at WCW over wasting Tony's talent when he signed with them.
  • Power Stable: The Full-Blooded Italians in ECW and WWE, EV 2.0 in TNA.
  • Tag Team: The Full Blooded Italians, with Little Guido. The FBI had at various times other members, but the core duo was always Guido and Mamaluke. He also had The Purists with John Walters in ROH.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: TNA called him "Tony Luke" at their Hardcore Justice show since WWE owned the trademark on the Tony Mamaluke name.
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