Saturday, June 30, 2012

Teddy Long next interim GM

As you can see in the video above, Teddy Long will be the interim GM for next week's RAW and SmackDown. I share this for two reasons. The first being that I like Teddy Long. I remember him fondly from his time as a referee back in the NWA days and as a manager for such acts as Doom and even Norman the Lunatic. The second reason is to reiterate that I think having the RAW and SmackDown GM position up in the air so soon after WrestleMania is still a mistake. The way the whole thing was handled just smacks of the "nothing really matters" mentality of wrestling booking. There was a definitive (albeit screwy win) by John Laurinaitis at WrestleMania for control of both shows and it should have stayed that way for more than a few months. That being said, it appears part of the 1000th episode push is the naming of a new GM. I do not really care how that person is, but I hope it's a move away from the standard heel GM figure we have seen for so long now (minus Teddy Long of course).

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