Raw Trumped: What Will They Think of Next?

Lamar BoltonContributor IJune 17, 2009

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 12:  Donald Trump stands on the sidelines before the start of the AFC Divisional playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Jacksonville Jaguars during the AFC Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium game on January 12, 2008 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Well Monday has come and gone and the big news this week was that Vince has "sold" the WWE's flagship show, Raw, to none other than Donald Trump.

No mention of Ric Flair, no new GM, just Trump going no-commercial next week, and making a last man standing match between HHH and Orton.

First off, I just know this has something to do with the Apprentice. Either Vince is going to use Raw to cross-promote the show or have some of his talent appear on it.

While I have no real problem with that, I do have a problem with a novice making matches and running the show.

Trump does not have the presence to work in front of a live audience and I'm not really sure that the Demographics from The Apprentice match up with the ones from Raw.

Next, with the sudden departure of Vickie Guerrero, there is a vacuum at the GM position. One would have thought that being in Flair Country and him being at the show in the back, they would have at the very least clarified Flair's status with the company.

Lastly, this is at most a Band-Aid solution to a hemorrhaging problem. Ratings have been slipping on Raw for a little while. Trump's presence will only do so much to help that.

When you put on the same boring matches month after month and the majority of your Main Event guys are on the shelf hurt, the presence of one outsider running around like pompous Jackass wont help things at all.

Start working on creating some new programs and feuds. Maybe push the tag teams a little.  Maybe even giving the Diva's more time on Raw.

In the end, I'm sure they will get a bounce out of this, but what they really need to do is fix that slow leak or Raw will likely flatten out yet again.