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

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     The WWWF Era (1963-1984) 

Captain Lou Albano (Louis Vincent Albano) 1960-1961, 1964, 1967-1986, 1994-1995

Freddie Blassie (Frederick Kenneth Blassie) 1964, 1971, 1973-2003

Coach (John Tolos) 1963–1964, 1973–1974, 1990–1991

Mr. Fuji (Harry Fujiwara) 1972-1974, 1977-1978, 1981-1996

The Grand Wizard of Wrestling (Ernie Roth) 1970s-1983

Arnold Skaaland 1963-1987
A former United States Tag Team champion in the WWWF who would later manage Bruno Sammartino and Bob Backlund as the first-ever face manager.
  • Action Survivor
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: During his managerial time, he was portrayed as a quiet, humble guiding force to his wrestlers, most notably Bob Backlund and Bruno Sammartino, 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.
  • Red Baron: "The Golden Boy"
  • Semper Fi
  • Wrestling Family: His son, George Skaaland.
  • Wrestling Managers Are Heels: One of the very first aversions of this trope. His managerial time characterized him as a stoic and kind Face in contrast to the evil and petty managers of the time.

     The Rock 'N' Wrestling Era (1984-1993) 

Paul Bearer (William Alvin "Bill" Moody) 1991-2002, 2003-2010, 2012

Brother Love (Bruce Prichard) 1988-1991, 1993-2008

Paul Ellering 1992, 1998-1999, 2016-2018, 2024-

Jimmy Hart (Jimmy Ray Hart) 1985-1993

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (Raymond Louis Heenan) 1984-1993

Sir Oliver Humperdink (John Sutton) 1987-1988

Sensational Sherri (Sherry Schrull) 1987-1993

Slick (Kenneth "Ken" Johnson) 1986-1993

Dr. Harvey Wippleman (Bruno Lauer) 1991-Present

     The New Generation Era (1993-1997) 

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".
  • Celebrity Resemblance: Jerry Lawler once called him "Yosemite Sam."
  • Conflict Killer: 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.
  • Eagleland: Type 2. You all know the UK would be a better place if Real Americans were running it.
  • Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: It's called tough love, it helped Jack Swagger win, reminded him what he's made of.
  • No True Scotsman: A real American would admit there is some sense to what Zeb Coulter has to say.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Although instead of the standard Red-White-Blue he opts for the black "Don't Tread On Me" flag.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: 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.
  • Skyward Scream: 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.

Johnny Polo (Scott Levy) 1993-1994

Oscar (Greg Girard) 1993-1995

     The Attitude Era (1997-2001) 

The Jackyl (Don Callis) 1997-1998

Yamaguchi-San (Wally Yamaguchi) 1998

     The InVasion Era (2001-2002) 

Paul Heyman, 2001-2006, 2012-Present

     The Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2008) 

Daivari 2004-2007

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: In his managerial role in WWE he dressed in sharp suits.
  • Foreign Curse Word: Once called Chris Benoit a "motherfucker" in Persian.
  • Jerkass: John Cena called Hassan and Daivari out on this.
    "These people don't hate you because you're Arab-American. They hate you because you're (censored) Asshole-American."
  • One-Steve Limit: WWE renamed him Khosrow Daivari when he was in OVW, in part as a tribute to The Iron Sheik, whose real first name that is, although the first name never made it to WWE TV, and as a way to avoid anyone possibly confusing him with Shawn Michaels. This was lampshaded by John Cena calling him a "bootleg Iron Sheik" on the December 12, 2005 WWE Raw.
  • Politically Correct Villain: Hassan and Daivari were angry about stereotypes.
  • Wrestling Family: Has a younger brother, Ariya, that wrestles for WWE in their revived Cruiserweight division.

Armando Alejandro Estrada (Hazem Ali) 2006-2008, 2011

Hornswoggle (Dylan Postl) 2006-2016

Ranjin Singh (David Kapoor) 2007-2011

     The WWE Universe Era (2008-2011) 

Abraham "AW" Washington (Brian Bary Jossie) 2009-2010, 2012
  • Bald of Evil
  • Early-Installment Weirdness: Started out in WWE's developmental program FCW as Abraham Saddam Washington, a Heel Parody of President Barack Obama, 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.
  • Fun with Acronyms: AW stands for All Worlds Promotion. However it could also be his former ringname, Abraham Washington.
  • Large Ham/Hammy Herald: Not helped by the fact that he is mic'd up while at ringside for his stable's matches.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: As Abraham Washington in FCW, he was an Unmodified President Jerkass.
  • Rape as Comedy: Made an off-color reference to the Kobe Bryant rape case from several years ago. He's since been 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 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 Prime Time Players' SummerSlam 2012 match.
  • Talk Show with Fists: "The Abraham Washington Show"
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Tony Atlas
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: 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.)

     The WWE, Inc. Era (2011-2014) 

     The Reality Era (2014-2016) 

     The New Era (2016-) 

Drake Maverick (James Curtin) 2018-Present