Only one man's opinion, but I thought that Rock's promo in front of the Rocky statue was the Great One's best verbal presentation yet in regard to the Rock vs. Cena bout at WM28. Loved the old school references along with Rock's entertaining and compelling delivery. Really memorable... For the record, new fans who don't perceive The Rock to no longer be a wrestler and merely as an actor are in dire need of catching up to what has gone down in WWE over the years. Trust me, Rock can still 'go' as we'll all see in his hometown of Miami. Remember, Cena is coming into the Great One's backyard.
Who are his favorite managers?: Tough list to limit to say five people. The first one is easy. Bobby Heenan is the greatest pro wrestling manager who ever lived. After that it becomes a horse race between some damn, talented guys. Gary Hart, Jim Cornette, Paul Heyman, Freddie Blassie, Grand Wizard, Albano, JJ Dillon, Paul Bearer/Percy Pringle, Rock Hunter, Michael Hayes, Humperdink, and so many others not mentioned here. And yes, I can easily see the 'manager' role being reprised some day.
I'm excited about the future there and have a blast watching the young talents evolve. WWE has done a really nice job 'stocking the shelves' and I am anxiously awaiting the debuts on the main roster of some potential stars currently in WWE Development. I will be back in Tampa right after WM28 and I can't wait. I approach developmental as part coaching, part mentoring, and totally helping WWE build the most viable branch of the company.