Vince McMahon has apparently changed his mind about managers in WWE which is why we are starting to see more of them.
The role of the wrestling manager is one that is steeped in history. Throughout the history of the industry, there have been some unforgettable managers, valets, advocates, or whatever other word has been coined to describe them. The likes of Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan, Miss Elizabeth, Captain Lou Albano, and of course Paul Heyman just to name a few.
What you might have noticed about the names above is that most of them are from wrestling's past. That's because Vince McMahon has apparently gone off of the idea of wrestlers having managers in present day WWE. The only real exception on the main roster up until recently was the aforementioned Heyman representing Brock Lesnar. However, that is apparently about to change.
According to The Wrestling Observer, the success of the Lesnar/Heyman pairing has forced Mr. McMahon to change his tune when it comes to managers. That is rumored to be why we have recently seen 205 Live Superstars take on managerial roles. Drake Maverick now represents the Authors of Pain and on Raw this past week, it seemed as if Lio Rush was trying to form a partnership with Bobby Lashley.
The chairman's aversion to managers in WWE is a strange one, especially considering the success some of them have had in his company in the past. Heyman has undoubtedly raised the stock of Lesnar during The Beast Incarnate's second run with the company and there are other Superstars who could benefit from a mouthpiece. The likes of Roman Reigns, Lashley, and perhaps even Ronda Rousey who Heyman has been heavily linked with recently.
While all of the above sounds like a good idea to us, don't go getting your hopes up. If you've been watching WWE for any length of time then you'll know that McMahon tends to change his mind an awful lot, sometimes for almost no reason at all. One week we could see Rush and Maverick accompanying their clients on Raw, only for them to be banished back to 205 Live the following week.