WWE News: Huge Announcement Regarding the Status of WWE's General Managers

Gone Baby GoneContributerFebruary 28, 2012

courtesy WWE.com
courtesy WWE.com

There is an article on WWE.com entitled "What Will the Board Decide?", which states that the futures of Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis will be announced today at 10 a.m. ET.

According to the article:

WWE's Board of Directors informed WWE.com that there will be a change in leadership for next week's Raw SuperShow and SmackDown. The Board's official statement on the futures of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long (@GMSmackDown) and Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis (@WWERawGM) will be released exclusively on WWE.com today at 10:00 a.m. ET.
Speculation is running rampant in the WWE Universe about the possibility that either one or both GMs may be suspended or even terminated following incidents on last week's SmackDown and tonight's Raw SuperShow.

Obviously, this article was written last night, but nonetheless, it appears that WWE will be using WWE.com instead of their TV shows to make this announcement. Even though it is a storyline, it is a pretty bold move and shows that the WWE has really embraced its presence on the web.

I, for one, am interested to see where this is going as this storyline has been building up a good amount of steam over the past few weeks. Ideally, as a wrestling fan, I would like to see this decided in the ring.

Regardless of how this plays out, the WWE probably has their statement ready to go and they already know the fate of these two GMs, but the rest of us will have to wait until 10 a.m. to see what will happen.


At 10 a.m. the following announcement was made:

In an effort to help determine which General Manager should control both shows, the WWE Board of Directors has decided to switch control of each show next week. SmackDown GM Theodore Long will take control of Monday night’s Raw while Raw GM John Laurinaitis takes the reins of next Friday’s SmackDown.

Hopefully, this decision will amount to some interesting TV next week. I guess we will have to tune in and find out.