Teddy Long Talks SmackDown Live’s Move To FOX & What Makes A Great Manager


Former WWE SmackDown Live General Manager, Teddy Long, recently spoke with WrestlingInc.com where he discussed how to be a top manager.

On what makes a great manager:

“What makes a great manager is that you have to have a great mouthpiece. You got to be able to talk. If you can talk a good game and you’ve got some guys behind you that can back you up, that makes you even greater,” said Long.

On SmackDown moving to FOX:

“It’s huge; it’s a great move for SmackDown. It’s certainly gonna expand the SmackDown brand and it’s gonna do a lot for the WWE,” stated Long. “I’m real excited about it and I can’t wait and I know the WWE Universe can’t wait to tune into the FOX Network for SmackDown Live playa.”

On AEW’s competition:

“It’s always good to have competition. The WWE is always gonna be my home, but I wish much love and success to AEW, ROH, all these guys out there,” said Long. “Everybody is trying to make money and I wanna see them make money. Competition is always good and they can do whatever they want but they are not gonna beat the WWE. You can believe that playa.”