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Mr. Stone Enjoys Being Part Of The ‘Rebirth’ Of Managers In WWE, Inspired By Bobby Heenan

Former IMPACT Wrestling star Mr. Stone debuted in WWE in 2019. Since then, he has not been wrestling as much but rather was playing the role of a manager in NXT.

The former X Division Champion used to be the manager of Chelsea Green, Aliyah, and now Von Vagner. In a recent interview with PWInsider, Mr. Stone shared some insight on his role in the Black and Gold brand.

“I think the cool thing about it was you know for a while, I mean obviously managers have always existed in sports entertainment, but for a while, you know, they were kind of not, you know, compared to what they were I guess in the 80s and early 90s. They weren’t so much of a focus right. Would you agree with that? Yeah, so like it was kind of like in a part of where, you know, Triple H and HBK were kind of like, you know, we’ve always liked managers and we want to bring them back. So, to kind of be at the beginning of this rebirth of managers was cool and I feel I was the right guy for the job,” Mr. Stone said.

Mr. Stone on his favorite manager of all time

While speaking in the same interview Mr. Stone mentioned that his favorite manager was Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. He mentioned that he is honored to play the same role as the late wrestling legend.

“I feel like I’ve done a good job. And it was cool to learn something new and you know to think that you know, you look at someone again, he’s who I watched to learn from and he is my favorite manager of all time, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, it’s cool to have that role of just being able to check every box, you can do everything. Bobby was able to do everything and that is what I am attempting to do. You asked me to do this, I can do it. No matter what it is. If it’s involved on our TV show or sports entertainment of any kind. I want to be able to do it and that’s my goal. And to even think that maybe at some point I can be compared to Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, I mean, what an accomplishment,” Mr. Stone said.

Recently Stone wrestled Bron Breakker at Night 2 of NXT Halloween Havoc.

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