The 25 Greatest Managers of All Time

The 25 Greatest Managers In Professional Wrestling


Being a Manager in Professional Wrestling is considered a lost art nowadays, and that isn’t going to change any time soon.

We have now listed the TOP 25 Managers in Professional Wrestling History for you:


25. Colonel Robert Parker

Col. Robert Parker is best remembered for being a Manager in WCW World Championship Wrestling from 1993 to 1998.

The most famous Wrestlers managed by Col. Robert Parker:

• Sid Vicious

• “Stunning” Steve Austin

• Meng

• Bunkhouse Buck

• Terry Funk

• Dick Slater

• Barry Windham

• Blacktop Bully

• Arn Anderson

• Harlem Heat

• The Amazing French Canadians


24. Bill Alfonso

Bill Alfonso is best remembered for being a Manager in ECW Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1995 to 2000.

The most famous Wrestlers managed by Bill Alfonso:

• Rob Van Dam

• Taz

• Sabu


23. Skandor Akbar

Skandor Akbar is best remembered for being a Manager in the NWA Territories, most notable WCCW World Class Championship Wrestling, UWF Mid-South Wrestling, GWF Global Wrestling Federation and World Wrestling Council, from 1977 to 1995.

The most famous Wrestlers managed by Skandor Akbar:

• Abdullah the Butcher

• Black Bart

• Cactus Jack

• Steve Austin

• Kamala

• Jesse Barr

• Matt Borne

• Manny Fernandez

• Eric Embry

• The Great Kabuki

• The Missing Link

• Kendo Nagasaki

• Moadib

• Killer Khan


22. Arnold Skaaland

“The Golden Boy” Arnold Skaaland is best remembered for being a Manager in the (W)WWF World (Wide) Wrestling Federation during the 70s and 80s.

The most famous Wrestlers managed by Arnold Skaaland:

• Bob Backlund

• Bruno Sammartino

• Rick McGraw

• Tony Parisi


21. Oliver Humperdink

“Sir” Oliver Humperdink is best remembered for being a Manager in CWF Championship Wrestling from Florida during the 70s and 80s, in the WWF World Wrestling Federation from 1987 to 1988, NWA Jim Crockett Promotions and later WCW World Championship Wrestling during the late 80s and early 90s.

The most famous Wrestlers managed by Oliver Humperdink:

• Bam Bam Bigelow

• Paul Orndorff

• Superstar Billy Graham

• Kevin Sullivan

• Greg Valentine

• Jos LeDuc

• Ox Baker

• Abdullah the Butcher

• Bob Orton, Jr.

• One Man Gang

• Ivan Koloff

The Greatest Celebrity Appearances in Wrestling

The Greatest Celebrity Appearances in Wrestling


Over the years we have seen many appearances of Celebrities from movies, music, sports and talk shows, in the sport of Professional Wrestling.

We have now listed the 28 Greatest Celebrity Appearances of them all:

28. William Shatner

“Captain Kirk” William Shatner appeared on an episode of Jerry Lawler’s “King’s Court” Talk segment during an episode of WWF Monday Night RAW in early 1995, and returned several years later to guest host WWE RAW in early 2010.


27. Evander Holyfield

Boxing Legend Evander Holyfield replaced an injured MVP in a boxing match against Matt Hardy at WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event 35 in 2007.


26. Alice Cooper

Famous Rock musician Alice Cooper accompanied Jake “The Snake” Roberts to the ring at WWF WrestleMania III, when Jake was wrestling fellow Elvis impersonator “The Honky Tonk Man”.


25. Snooki

Reality TV (“Jersey Shore”) Star Snooki wrestled a match at WWE WrestleMania XXVII, where she teamed with John Morrison and Trish Stratus, to defeat the team of LayCool and Dolph Ziggler.


24. Bob Uecker

After being a guest announcer and backstage interviewer at WWF WrestleMania III and WWF WrestleMania IV, Major League Baseball Legend Bob Uecker got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2010.


23. Kevin Federline

Britney Spears’ Ex-Boyfriend Kevin Federline competed on WWE RAW in early 2007, defeating WWE Champion John Cena with a lot of help by an interfering Umaga.


22. Drew Carey

Game show host Drew Carey actually competed in the 2001 Royal Rumble Match, but eliminated himself to avoid being attacked by the “Big Red Machine” Kane.


21. Ronda Rousey

Then UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, who is considered the greatest female MMA Fighter on the planet, appeared at WWE WrestleMania 31, alongside The Rock, taking care of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.

The 12 Heaviest Pro-Wrestlers In History

The 12 Heaviest Pro-Wrestlers In History


We ranked them all, based on the heaviest they ever were while still being a part of professional Wrestling.

There are quite a few lists out there where others tried to list them, but we can guaran-damn-tee you, that this is by far the most accurate one and nothing comes even close to our legitimate list of the heaviest Pro-Wrestlers of all time:

12. André The Giant

560 lbs / 254 kg

I think it’s safe to say, that all of you know who “The Eighth Wonder of the World” André The Giant was.

If you’re an Old School Professional Wrestling fan and you’ve never heard about André, there’s something terribly wrong with you.

He started wrestling professionally during the 60s in his home country of France (Europe) and he was also quite agile for his size, but it was during his final years, where André went through a lot of injuries, and was in constant pain.

André The Giant - Heaviest Wrestlers of all time

Rest In Peace André The Giant
May 19, 1946 – January 27, 1993


11. Big Sal E. Graziano

600 lbs / 272 kg

If you watched ECW Extreme Championship Wrestling during the late 90s, there’s a good chance, that you might remember Big Sal E. Graziano.

This huge 6’9″ wrestler was part of the famous F.B.I. The Full Blooded Italians stable, where he worked some sort of a bodyguard/security role.

Graziano is one of only 2 guys on our Top 12 list who’s still alive, and has lost a lot of weight in recent years.

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10. Man Mountain Mike

600+ lbs / 272+ kg

Some of the older fans of you might remember this Super Heavyweight Wrestler from back in the day.

Man Mountain Mike toured a lot of territories, starting in the mid 60s, and even had a career in the WWWF World Wide Wrestling Federation from 1975 to 1977.

After his career in Professional Wrestling, he opened ‘Man Mountain Mike’s Drycleaners’, as well as a taxi service, and became a school bus driver.

Man Mountain Mike - Heaviest Wrestlers of all time

Rest In Peace Man Mountain Mike
September 15, 1940 – April 30, 1988

The 20 Greatest Jobbers In Wrestling

The 20 Greatest Jobbers In Wrestling


We have listed the greatest “Jobbers” (Enhancement Talents) of all time.

We did however NOT include Jobbers who became Superstars, like Mick Foley, Justin Credible or the Hardy Boyz, … nor did we include Wrestlers who had been Superstars for most of their career but later became Jobbers, like Tony Garea, Jim Brunzell, Pat Tanaka, Salvatore Bellomo, Pez Whatley, Tiger Chung Lee or Moondog Spot.

Please keep in mind that we left those out of the list.

The list does feature Jobbers from WWF & NWA/WCW TV:

20. Brian Costello

Brian Costello

Brian Costello (born October 21, 1963) is best known for his run as an enhancement talent in the World Wrestling Federation from 1986 to 1993.

Costello’s most memorable matches were against Andrè The Giant, Randy Savage, Jim Duggan, Ultimate Warrior, Mr. Perfect, Jake Roberts, and Razor Ramon.


19. Mike Bell

Mike Bell

“Mad Dog” Mike Bell is best known for his run as an enhancement talent in the World Wrestling Federation from 1993 to 2003 (WWE).

Bell’s most memorable matches were against Lex Luger, The Steiner Brothers, Perry Saturn, Tatanka, Mr. Perfect, The Undertaker, Bret Hart, Razor Ramon, and Owen Hart.

Mike Bell is also featured in the 2008 documentary movie “Bigger, Stronger, Faster”, directed by his brother Christopher Bell.

Rest in Peace Mike Bell
March 18, 1971 – December 14, 2008


18. Bobby Starr

Bobby Starr

Bob Starr (born 1971) is best known for his on and off runs as an enhancement talent in World Championship Wrestling from 1992 to 1997, and in the World Wrestling Federation from 1992 to 1998.

Starr’s most memorable matches were against Ricky Steamboat, Randy Savage, Sting, The Outsiders, Diesel & Shawn Michaels, Kamala, and Eddie Guerrero.

Bobby Starr also competed in a 40 Man Battle Royal, that aired on the July 6, 1992 episode of WWF Prime Time Wrestling.


17. Dusty Wolfe / Dale Wolfe

Dusty Wolfe

Dale Wolfe

Dusty Wolfe (born July 18, 1962) is best known for his run as an enhancement talent in the World Wrestling Federation from 1987 to 1993, and in World Championship Wrestling from 1995 to 1996.

Wolfe’s most memorable matches were against Jake Roberts, Ultimate Warrior, Mr. Perfect, Sgt. Slaughter, Roddy Piper, Rick Rude, Dino Bravo, Demolition, The Rockers, Ted Dibiase, Meng, and Doink.

10 Tallest Pro-Wrestlers of All Time

10 Tallest Pro-Wrestlers Of All Time


There were many attempts at doing a list about the tallest Wrestlers in Pro-Wrestling History, but none of them was accurate.

WWFOldSchool.com proudly brings to you, for the first time ever, a legitimate list about the Tallest Professional Wrestlers of all time:

10. THE BIG SHOW (born February 8, 1972)

2.15m / 7ft 0.5in

(billed Height 2.24 / 7ft 4in)

Debuting in 1995 as “The Giant”, Paul Wight won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship from Hulk Hogan in his very first official Pro-Wrestling Match.

He joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1999 where he is known as “The Big Show” ever since.