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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.
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) 19631964, 19731974, 19901991
- Jerk Jock
- Large Ham
- Red Baron: "The Golden Greek" when he wrestled.
- Retired Badass: He along with his brother Chris, were former WWWF United States Tag Team Champions.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A managing football coach.
Mr. Fuji (Harry Fujiwara) 1972-1974, 1977-1978, 1981-1996
The Grand Wizard of Wrestling (Ernie Roth) 1970s-1983
Arnold Skaaland 1963-1987
- 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.
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
Jimmy Hart (Jimmy Ray Hart) 1985-1993
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan (Raymond Louis Heenan) 1984-1993
Sir Oliver Humperdink (John Sutton) 1987-1988
Slick (Kenneth "Ken" Johnson) 1986-1993
Dr. Harvey Wippleman (Bruno Lauer) 1991-Present
James E. "Jim" Cornette (James Mark "Jim" Cornette) 1993-2005
Uncle Zebekiah/Zeb Coulter (Wayne Keown) 1994-1997, 2013-2016
- Catch Phrase: 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 Jackyl (Don Callis) 1997-1998
Yamaguchi-San (Wally Yamaguchi) 1998
Paul Heyman, 2001-2006, 2012-Present
Armando Alejandro Estrada (Hazem Ali) 2006-2008, 2011
- Carnival of Killers: Sent many people after Colin Delaney when he was in WWECW.
- Early Installment Weirdness: 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.
- Foreign Wrestling Heel
- Full-Name Basis/Say My Name: "Armando Alejandro ESSSTRADA!", complete with Trrrilling Rrrs.
- Hammy Herald
- Nice Hat
- Smoking Is Cool: Or rather, cigars are cool. Nobody actually smoked them, at least not on screen.
Hornswoggle (Dylan Postl) 2006-2016
Ranjin Singh (David Kapoor) 2007-2011
- Non-Action Guy: He lost an arm-wrestling match to Hornswoggle!
- Omniglot: Speaks both Punjabi and English
- Put on a Bus: After The Great Khali 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.
- Translator Buddy: Since Khali's English isn't the best, and his speech is muddled, Ranjin was there to translate for him
- Unrelated Brothers: To The Great Khali.
- Wrestling Family: The brother in law to Jinder Mahal.
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.)