The culmination of the rivalry building between John Laurinaitis and Teddy Long surrounding who will become the general manager of both Raw and Smackdown will come in a big way at WrestleMania this April.
Expect to see this feud come to a head at WrestleMania 28 in a Winner-Takes-All bout between a babyface (good guy) team representing Long and a heel (bad guy) team representing Laurinaitis. Whoever has the winning team between Long and Laurinaitis will become the General Manager for both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown.
No matter who wins the match at WrestleMania, I think the idea of having one general manger for Raw and Smackdown sounds like a great idea for the WWE instead of having one for each show.
To go along with only one general manager for both Mondays and Fridays, we might finally do away with the brand extension that started in 2002 after the acquisition of WCW and ECW in 2001.
While that might be dreaming a little too big, look at the current state of the WWE. There is no real separation of the two brands with Raw SuperShow and the Super Smackdown specials.
In a perfect world, the WWE and world heavyweight championships, as well as the United States and Intercontinental championships, would be unified at Summerslam this year. Those titles would then be defended on both Raw and Smackdown.
While I know that none of the things I mentioned above will happen, a guy can dream about what he would like to see in the WWE, can’t he?
With that being said, who would like to see the proposed winner-take-all match at WrestleMania to determine who will be the GM for Raw and Smackdown; Teddy Long or John Laurinaitis?
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