WWE RAW 1000: Why Undertaker Should Be the New RAW GM
The WWE Universe has been promised a lot in the past that hasn't lived up to the expectations. Some that come to mind are "The Higher Power," "Who Ran Over Stone Cold?" and most recently, "The Revelation of the Anonymous Raw General Manager."
On July 23, 2012, WWE will bring to us the most hyped edition of Monday Night Raw of all time. The 1000th episode will air live from St. Louis, Mo., and will feature the return of The Rock, Mick Foley and Brock Lesnar.
We are also set to find out who the new Raw General Manager will be. When it comes to the General Manager role, WWE always seems to take the easy way out and give it to someone predictable.
I have not been truly surprised with any Raw General Manager since Eric Bischoff showed up on Raw for the first time in 2002.
I present to you an idea that I recently came up with and unsuccessfully tried to trend on Twitter. The perfect man to be the new Raw General Manager is none other than The Undertaker.
WWE needs to bring shock value and something new to the table for the revelation of the Raw General Manager. The Undertaker would easily bring that. He has reprised many roles throughout his WWE career, but he has never been in a position of authority.
We've already seen a variety of professional wrestling legends in a similar role of authority, Bret Hart, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Mick Foley and Sgt. Slaughter just to name a few.
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With The Undertaker in a position of authority, WWE can easily keep him on TV, but out of the wrestling ring until they see fit for him to get back in.
This also creates a situations where the new 3-hour Raw can feature a greater amount of much needed star power. The Undertaker can help give legitimacy to future wrestling superstars. His interaction with them will add experience to their characters.
For example, when Stone Cold Steve Austin was General Manager, he provided memorable moments with wrestlers we have never seen him interact with to that point.
Austin gave us memorable moments with Goldberg, Shane Helms, Brock Lesnar, Eric Bischoff and many others. The Undertaker can provide these same type of moments.
I know what you're thinking: The Undertaker is already set to return at Survivor Series 2012.
Well, Justin Bieber was supposed to be the "host" of WrestleMania 27 and look who we got.
I can envision the promo from Triple H announcing the new Raw General Manager:
Triple H: "They say to keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. I have more respect for this man than anyone in the WWE and there is no doubt that he will maintain order and justice on Raw. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you the new General Manager of Monday Night Raw..."
Then the lights go out and the music of The Undertaker slowly starts up in the building. The place would come unglued and the new era of Raw would get off to an exciting and unpredictable start.
There is also the possibility that the Triple H and Brock Lesnar feud can somehow merge with The Undertaker and a slow build can start to a rumored WrestleMania 29 match: Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker.
When it comes down to it, Raw has been alarmingly lackluster over the course of the past few weeks. WWE needs to think outside the box and give the world something that they do not see coming...and that is The Undertaker as the new Raw General Manager.
Let's get this trending on Twitter.
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