– From Mike Informer – SDCC 10: WWE RAW Writers Speak!

Brian Gewirtz is asked about the lack of managers in wrestling today:

“I can’t explain why there aren’t any managers anymore. When I was a kid I loved to watch Bobby Heenan, Jimmy Hart, Luscious Johnny V and all of them. But right now I think only manager in the WWE is [laughs] on the RAW writing team. He’s the Great Khali’s translator. It is kind of a lost art and I’m not really sure why it evolved like that. I think one of the reasons is because the superstars themselves are so entertaining and are so verbally skilled, whereas in the past you needed a mouthpiece to talk for somebody. Now, pretty much everyone has the skill, well maybe not everyone, but most of them have the skills to get themselves over. More than someone else can do it for them. I can’t say that managers are totally dead. They might come back at some point.”