WWE WrestleMania 28: Is Teddy Long Versus John Laurinaitis a Possibility?

Colin StoneContributor IIIFebruary 23, 2012

Think back to Wrestlemania 27 and Michael Cole vs. Jerry "The King" Lawler.

In my mind, this was, without doubt, the worst wrestling match I have ever seen.

However, this could be topped if Smackdown general manager Theodore Long and Raw counterpart John Laurinaitis meet in the squared circle on April 1.

It all began at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.

John Laurinaitis, flanked by David Otunga, came out about halfway through the PPV to announce the returns of Alberto Del Rio, Christian and Mark Henry.

During this 10-minute promo, the wrestlers came out in support for "Mr. Excitement" to be both the permanent manager of Monday Night Raw and Smackdown, much to the delight of Laurinaitis himself.

On the following night's Raw, an altercation between Teddy Long and Big Johnny regarding the previous night's developments led to a match between David Otunga and Ezekiel Jackson, with the respective brand's managers in their own wrestler's corner.

Despite it looking like a foregone conclusion as to who would win the match, former Nexus member Otunga pulled off a shock victory—and did so again in a rematch on Tuesday's Smackdown.

If you saw the ending to this week's live Smackdown, it seems more than likely that there will be a physical altercation between the two ageing managers at some point in the future to see who gets control over both shows.

Everyone is praying that it does not happen at Wrestlemania 28.

Although a 10 or 14-man tag-team elimination match to see who takes control over both shows would be a far more suitable, more entertaining and more likely option, knowing the WWE, I would not rule out a one-on-one, winner-takes-all match between the two GMs.

An elimination match would give several mid-carders, such as Drew McIntyre, Christian, Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth, the chance to shine on the biggest stage of all.

However, this opportunity could be snatched from them if the top dogs in the WWE decide, for some bizarre reason, that a match between Long and Laurinaitis would be better.

Will a fight between these two take place at the show of shows?

I certainly, certainly hope not.