I think today's stars have it harder for the most part. Back until the mid-90s, you cut short promos. Also, half of your promos were done "in the back" so you could re-tape them if they sucked. I remember in the middle of a match, the little box would come up in the corner, and you'd see a guy talk **** for about 30 seconds. Nowadays guys are expected to talk through whole 15 minute segments, in front of the live audience. And no one really gets a manager to do the talking anymore. I remember Heenan having a stable of 5 or 6 guys at one point. So none of them had to have any mic skills, the Brain did all their talking.