As you no doubt know, the 1,000th episode of Raw is almost upon us. In a little over two weeks, WWE's flagship TV show will celebrate this impressive milestone and will also move to a permanent three-hour format.
There has been a lot of discussion about how the three-hour show should be run, whether it's a good idea, and other such issues. But what I want to talk about today is something else that will be revealed at Raw 1,000: the unveiling of the new permanent general manager of Raw.
I think that, in tandem with this reveal, WWE should go ahead and tie up one its most infamous loose ends in recent history: the Anonymous GM angle.
I think that, since WWE never officially announced who the Anonymous GM was (simply letting it die off), it was fairly clear that the angle was meant to get Michael Cole over as a heel figure on WWE programming. There's no denying that Cole did use the Anonymous GM angle to become one of WWE's most insidious heel characters, but the fact is that WWE left a huge plot hole in what was originally an interesting storyline.
With WWE set to announce its new GM at Raw 1,000, I think that—if Creative is on its game—this would be the perfect opportunity to have whoever is named GM be revealed as the artist formerly known as Anonymous.
This would accomplish a few things.
First, and most importantly, it could allow for the whole angle to be finally tied up in a neat little bow.
Second, depending on who it is, it could allow for a new and intriguing authority figure to rise to prominence; let's not forget that, while the laptop garnered major heat, it was not an entirely heel character (often making very fair, babyface-favoring decisions).
Third, it could allow for Michael Cole to become a sort of deputy GM, taking him away from the announcer's table (where he's iffy at best) and putting him into a heel authority role (where he's rather good) and allow for Jim Ross to possibly return to commentary (which would be awesome).
Heck, Michael Cole could actually be revealed as the new GM and I'd be OK with it. There's no denying the man garners ridiculous heat in his role, and I think he'd be good at the part (especially if he were to be partnered with an enforcer/bodyguard, which could establish a new big heel performer).
Regardless, I would love to see WWE announce the new GM as the formerly Anonymous GM, wrapping up unresolved storylines and establishing a new (and hopefully effective) authority figure on TV.
Thoughts? How do you all think the GM angle is going to play out?