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WWE Presents The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers


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  • Actors: Lou Albano, Paul Bearer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: World Wrestling
  • DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
  • Run Time: 180 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EU1QAO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,523 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

At last homage is paid to the brains and beauties behind the brawn- the most famous and infamous managers in wrestling history. The men and women you’ll see here are the architects of a Superstar’s success and sometimes the designers of their downfall. These master manipulators will go down in history as the World’s Greatest Wrestling Managers:

Captain Lou Albano, Paul Bearer, "Classy" Freddie Blassie, Jim Cornette, Miss Elizabeth, "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart, Bobby "the Brain" Heenan, Paul Heyman, Sensational Sherri, "Golden Boy" Arnie Skaaland, Sunny, The Grand Wizard, And many more!

This release takes a look at the art of managing, the evolution of female managers, and highlights some of the most well-known, colorful managers professional wrestling has ever seen along with their biggest moments and matches.

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sandra A. Gingras on March 10, 2006
This release takes a look at the art of managing, the evolution of female managers, and highlights some of the most well-known, colorful managers professional wrestling has ever seen, along with their biggest moments and matches."

Special Features listed for the DVD include:

*Lou Albano vs. Arnold Skaaland - MSG (12/192/77)

*Bobby Heenan vs. Greg Gagne - Weasel Suit Match, AWA (8/17/80)

*Jim Cornette vs. Paul E. Dangerously - Tuxedo Match. The Great American Bash 1989

* Vince McMahon interviews Freddie Blassie & Nikolai Volkoff

Tony Schiavone interviews Jim Cornette, NWA World Championship Wrestling (6/29/85)

*Fuji Vice, Tuesday Night Titans (07/05/86) *Vince McMahon interviews The Grand Wizard & Bobby Duncum, All-Star Wrestling (4/2/75)

*Gene Okerlund visits the Hart Foundation

*Bobby Heenan wins the 1976 Manager of the Year Award, AWA All-Star Wrestling (12/25/76)

*Lou Albano wins the 1985 Manager of the Year Award, Tuesday Night Titans (9/27/85)

*Larry Nelson interviews Paul E. Dangerously, AWA Championship Wrestling (9/30/87)

*"Together" Randy Savage & Miss Elizabeth's Wedding Video, SummerSlam (8/26/91)

*Sensational Sherri visits the Funeral Parlor, Superstars of Wrestling (2/1/92)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Riemensnyder on June 21, 2006
I was excited when I first learned about this special "Legends" DVD tribute to the WWE's greatest managers, as I'd been fans of most of the great talkers of yesteryear. I bought this DVD the day it went onsale, looking forward to reliving memories of Captain Lou Albano, the late Freddie Blassie and, of course, my personal favorite, the late, great Grand Wizard of Wrestling. They're all featured on this DVD, but not to the fullest extent.

The WWE usually excels at "best of" compilations like this. The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan and recent Dusty Rhodes collections are some of the best wrestling DVDs out there. Sadly, this was only so-so, at best.

I think the problem lies in how each manager is only briefly touched upon, with maybe a match apiece thrown in for each man or woman. This should've been a multi-DVD set, where each manager got the focus he or she deserved.

If you're a wrestling fan, especially the old school stuff, you'll enjoy this, no doubt about it, but the content isn't as enjoyable as it could've been.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Eglen on June 27, 2006
While it has the potential for greatness, this DVD is merely average.

I was expecting a presentation more along the lines of the fantastic Rise and Fall of ECW, and got something more like a VH1 countdown of "100 Greatest Videos of the 80s" which lasts a mere 30 minutes. Each of the managers in this DVD is given about 5 minutes. Video clips of the manager are played while past and present WWE personalities make general comments like "He put the focus on his superstar" or "She broke new ground for female managers". I was hoping for a history of each performer, from his or her start to finish, along with a few highlights of each career, but this DVD is not presented that way. The main documentary is 90-105 minutes long, with the extras making up the remaining time.

The DVD also suffers from not knowing whether to maintain kayfabe (the illusion that wrestling is "real" and not "fixed"). Some interviewees treat the business as though the managers really did manage the career of their wrestlers in the same sense a boxer's manager guides and promotes his boxer. Others accept the reality that everyone is a performer and that managers primarily are there to be a mouthpiece and to advance particular storylines.

It's entertaining for what it is, but unsatisfying for what it could have been.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Digital on June 15, 2006
This is a really good DVD giving a great history of the impact of managers in professional wrestling. It was great to see footage of people like The Grand Wizard, Captain Lou Albano, Paul E Dangerously (Paul Heyman) and Jim Cornette!

I thought the segment on Miss Elizabeth was very well done also.

I would have given this DVD five stars except for two words: Todd Grisham. This video would have been better without his presence. He was totally unnecessary.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Movie Fan on June 7, 2006
Another reviewer here complained that Missy Hyatt wasn't covered and that only WWE portions of manager's careers were shown (he listed Miss Elizabeth as an example). Missy is shown when the documentary talks about female managers paving the way for the whole WWE Diva phenom. Is her career profiled? No, but if you remember Missy was never with anyone long enough to develop a career worth talking about. And as for Miss Elizabeth's time in WCW not talked about or shown, again, that was a case where it wasn't long enough or even memorable enough to mention. This DVD discusses MANY managers in wrestling history (not just the few on the cover) and there's only so much time you can spend on everyone during a single disk DVD, so the WWE only included really memorable moments on this DVD, and I'm glad they did.

The documentary flows really well and includes some priceless and very memorable moments that any longtime fan will get a kick out of seeing. One interesting note, they gave Sunny her due (Tammy), but they also seemed to be getting back at her for the controversial comments she made about key players in the WWE on a recent shoot interview she did for RF Video.

The best profiles were Jim Cornette, Paul E. Dangerously and Bobby Heenan. No surprise that Heenan is saved for last, and Vince calls Bobby the greatest manager of all-time, hard to argue with that.

If you're hoping for tons of great extras, you'll be disappointed. There's some good stuff on here, but you'll blow thru it pretty quickly. The most noticable extras are "Fuji Vice" from the old TNT show and Mean Genes visit to the Hart Foundation. The 3 matches included are nothing to write home about. There is one really great extra from the AWA where Bobby Heenan is awarded the manager of the year award from PWI.
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