WWE: Making the Case for Booker T to Be the Next GM of Raw and SmackDown
Excuse me! Excuse me! While I try and find my inner Vickie Guerrero, I would like to personally give my nomination for the next general manager of Raw and SmackDown. That man is King Booker!
The GMs are often cast as a heel, whether they like it or not, and it would be a refreshing change of pace to see someone in the spotlight who will not immediately come out to boos when their entrance music comes blaring out of the runway.
Even if the WWE wanted to continue this heel pattern, I'm sure they could find a way to spin Booker into a heel, so honestly both sides of the coin are covered.
Here are a few reasons why I believe that on the 1,000th episode of Raw, they should name Robert Booker Tio Huffman the next general manager.
There is no doubting the amount of experience that this guy has in multiple parts of the industry. He had successful stints with TNA, WCW and the WWE, and during his time with those three companies, he held 35 major championship belts between them.
He won the World Heavyweight Championship with both the WCW and WWE. There are only a handful of superstars in the history of professional wrestling who can say they have done that.
He has been a coach on Tough Enough and currently works as the color commentator for Friday Night SmackDown.
His experience and his notoriety among wrestling fans are exactly what is needed in the general manager position, not an annoying self-proclaimed "MILF" in Vickie Guerrero, and definitely not John Laurinaitis, whose feuds with John Cena couldn't even give the most diehard wrestling fan a second of enjoyment.
Booker T would also be unpredictable, and that is something that the PG era of professional wrestling desperately needs, because if you look at the last few pay-per-views put on by the WWE, outcomes are becoming way too calculable.
He Can Actually Wrestle
You can make the argument that a guy like John Laurinaitis could actually put up a decent match in the ring, but there is no question that Booker T could wrestle circles around him while juggling chainsaws and painting a replication of the Mona Lisa.
The guy has talent, and he has always been fantastic in the ring. Even though when he entered, the WWE his "Book End" finisher was pretty much the Rock Bottom, he still has his patented scissors kick to go to. Back in his prime, he was one of the most agile wrestlers for a larger guy.
There is no doubt that becoming the general manager is going to cause a few feuds, and while the WWE creative team might continuously put Booker on the losing end of matches, he will at least be able to hold his own in the ring and make for some entertaining television.
His Commentary Gig Is Old
Now, I am not hating on Booker when I say this—because growing up, he was and still is, without a doubt, one of my favorite characters in professional wrestling today—but his commentary gig is just getting annoying and repetitive at this point.
I mean the guy said "Shucky Ducky, Quack Quack" when Brodus Clay and his two female dancers were coming into the ring.
Really, Booker? Shucky ducky, quack quack?
When he started in 2011 behind the announce table, I thought it was a great change of pace, and I honestly thought that it was going to take a lot longer before his act got old, but it already has. Besides the refereeing, the commentary might be the most irrelevant part of the show, and Booker should be able to take on a bigger role.
So WWE, I beg you! Give the role to Booker T!
What about you WWE fans? Can you dig it, Sucka!?!
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