Vickie Guerrero has been fired from her position as Managing Supervisor of Raw.
For weeks, Guerrero's actions have been questioned and then questioned again by various members of the McMahon family, leading to her performance evaluation this week.
Due to an overwhelmingly negative reaction from the WWE Universe, Guerrero was relieved of her duties.
Her assistant, Brad Maddox, will replace her.
But what will happen to WWE's resident cougar from here?
The answer to that question may very well lay with the man who seemed to feel a great deal of sympathy for Guerrero as she left Raw.
Her savior could be Ryback.
The pairing of Guerrero and Ryback could end up being fruitful for both parties involved.
Guerrero has not been an active manager since late 2012 and could easily slip back into the role very quickly.
And let's face it, Ryback needs all the help he can get right now. Without a real place in the company, he seems to be floundering.
Gone are the segments each and every week where the upstart powerhouse decimates his competition. Yes, his feud with Chris Jericho seems intriguing, but that is due in large part to the popularity of Jericho and not to Ryback's latest gimmick of complaining about almost everything.
And facing facts, the Human Wrecking Ball is not exactly lighting up the ratings with his charisma. His promos often seem forced or overly rehearsed, as if he is struggling to remember what he is supposed to be saying.
Vickie, while not the most articulate of people, can instantly garner heat with her famous "Excuse Me" catchphrase.
And if the company intends on making Ryback a top-level competitor, he will need to get over in a big way. And making some type of connection with the fans is an absolutely crucial component to doing that.
While Mark Henry generally got decent heat in recent years during his heel runs, his recent retirement angle has changed reactions to him from average to incendiary.
And this is exactly what Ryback needs.
With his ringwork as shaky as it is at times, he needs a way to plant a firm foothold. And while he has been trying and failing in recent months, Vickie has received a heated but always relatively consistent reaction from fans for a long time.
If the twosome can begin to build some type of momentum, it could also lead to Guerrero taking on other clients down the road.
With the influx of teams in the company right now (The Shield, the Wyatt Family, 3MB, the "We The People" movement), it stands to reason that Guerrero could start her own faction, one with brutal and obedient performers who will carry out her most devious plans.
And if that scenario plays out, she may not need to excuse herself to make her presence known. We will already be paying attention, because Vickie Guerrero will be relevant once again.
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