It's safe to say that Stone Cold Steve Austin knows a thing or two about what it takes to succeed in WWE.
He was one of the biggest examples of a possibly limited gimmick becoming a blessing in disguise, as his Stone Cold character will arguably go down as perhaps the greatest of all time.
IMPORTANT FACTOR MISSING
Evidently, the wrestling business was a lot different back then, but there are still important aspects which can translate over to the industry today.
For example, The Texas Rattlesnake recently revealed how he convinced Vince McMahon to stop editing him at the height of his success.
He explained that he went up to Vince and told him that it was the best way to get the best out of him, claiming that stars shouldn't use 'creative has no plans' as an excuse to not search for ways to improve.
Now, Austin has shared his thoughts on what he believes is missing from the world of professional wrestling today, and it's something we don't see often.
Speaking on The Steve Austin Show, Austin felt that there's a real lack of managers in the business today.
Evidently, they're essential, and the recent examples include Paul Heyman - labelling himself as the advocate - being responsible for selling Brock Lesnar.
LACK OF MANAGERS
Along with this, 'business manager' Zelina Vega has played an integral role in Andrade 'Cien' Almas' rise from NXT to SmackDown LIVE.
Still, Austin feels the presence certain managers bring to the table is missing.
According to Wrestling News.co, he said: "You just don’t see [managers] anymore.
"To me, they were the salt and pepper on a great steak. Such colourful, flamboyant personalities, either that mouthpiece, or that dressing, or whatever it needs to be to enhance that talent further, or be the crutch, or be an addition to, and just make that person a superstar.
“The way I grew up watching wrestling when I was seven or eight years old, and going through the territories, and having my share of managers.
"Whether I liked them or not, or wanted them to be with me, I learned a lot from them. To me, they’re part of the landscape that is pro wrestling.”
It's clear that managers can work wonders.
They're able to sell stars, act as perfect heels and elevate talent to that next level and seeing more of them would be welcomed.
It's not guaranteed success, though. Just ask Paul Heyman, Curtis Axel and Ryback.
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