Future Candidates for Raw GM
The Monday Night Raw guest host angle, in my opinion, is getting pretty stale. There were a few hosts I found fairly entertaining like Shaq, Snoop Dogg, Bob Barker, and a few others; but many of the hosts were either annoying (Jeremy Piven and Dr. Ken) or sat backstage and did nothing.
Eventually, WWE will get get rid of the whole guest host thing and will finally give Raw a permanent GM, hopefully sooner than later. I was just brainstorming one day on who would be a good GM and here is the list I came up with.
This is just my opinion of course and if anyone else has some good ideas I would love to hear them.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
Stone Cold would be an awesome General Manger for Monday Night Raw. As far as I know, he is still employed with the company as a WWE Ambassador and of course he is a Hall of Famer.
I don't know a single wrestling fan that does not like seeing Stone Cold in the squared circle or on television for that matter.
He would increase the Raw ratings and would bring back a little of that "attitude" wrestling fans miss.
I think he did a great job hosting Monday Night Raw a few weeks back, but because of the TV-PG rating, he was very limited on what he could do on television.
Anyway, it was still pretty awesome just to see him in the ring and if he were permanently in charge of the show it would make for some very entertaining television.
I know that he doesn't work for the WWE anymore and I am not sure exactly what he is doing these days, but having Shane O' Mac running the show would be a treat.
If he ever decided to come back to the company, becoming GM would be a great place to start before taking over the family business.
Shane was a pretty good in-ring performer and did a lot of crazy stunts like jumping of the titan-tron a few times, but that was because he loved to entertain the fans and as the head of Raw he could have unlimited possibilities and resources to put the "E" in WWE.
If Shane McMahon can't come back to the WWE then another family member should be able to take control of the flagship show.
Many are speculating that Triple H is close to retirement and I agree with that statement. He will be 41 years old this summer and as of right now nursing a minor neck injury.
He has torn both of his quadriceps muscles during his career and is heading down the same road as The Undertaker (bad knees).
I would love to see him stay on Raw for another 10 years or so, but not as an in-ring performer, but has the General Manager.
He is one of the most entertaining performers in the WWE. He has superb microphone skills, huge fan base, and would continue to entertain the WWE Universe for many years to come.
Vickie Guerrero would be a great General Manger for Raw because she is one of those people you love to hate.
Even though hearing "EXCUSE ME" every week would get pretty annoying, but she has been able to draw more heat from the fans than anyone I have ever seen before.
I was at a Smackdown taping a few years ago when they had the whole Edge and Vickie getting married storyline and when she came out on to the stage, the fans, including myself were constantly booing and yelling obscenities at her.
The crowd was so loud I couldn't even hear a word she was saying on the microphone; and if you have been to a live event you know how loud they set the audio during the shows, it is almost deafening.
I think it was hilarious how much her character is hated among the WWE Universe, but that's what is needed in the show because it adds a certain element of entertainment and gives the fans someone else to boo.
In my opinion, she does a great job as the evil witch nobody likes and she seems to enjoy annoying the piss out of everyone.
I have always enjoyed William Regal as the Raw GM in the past and I would think he can do a great job as the new GM if they let him.
Of course right now, he is the mentor of Skip Sheffield on NXT, but once Sheffield is eliminated or NXT is canceled or the season ends, Regal should be promoted back to General Manager.
He is a great technical wrestler and sometimes is a joy to watch in the ring, but for entertainment purposes, he is better off being backstage as a GM. Regal has that snooty "I am better than all of you" attitude which is perfect for a man in charge.
I know this will probably never happen ever again, but Eric Bischoff was one of my favorite Raw GM's of all time.
The only way for Bischoff to become the General Manager would be if Vince McMahon decided to throw down the money and buy TNA, or if Dixie Carter fired him, which she would never do unless he screws up royally.
Bischoff was known for the creation of the Elimination Chamber and the always entertaining Raw Roulette when he worked for the WWE.
Both were very fun to watch and now since the Elimination Chamber is a pay per view, we are able to enjoy those unpredictable world title matches every year.
He would bring a lot more entertainment to the company by taking the General Manager job if he was ever given the opportunity again.
Bischoff is a guy that you hate to hear talk, but love his unique ideas to make the product better.
If the WWE was smart, good ol' J.R. should be their number one choice for a permanent GM.
Since they have completely taken him off commentary on Smackdown because of his illness, he deserves to go home to Monday Night Raw and finish his career on the show that made him famous.
J.R. is a fan favorite and everybody misses seeing him on television every week. Giving him the opportunity to return to Raw would make a lot of people very happy.
The GM role wouldn't be the same as his old role of the color commentator, but every week we would hear his one-of-a-kind voice on Monday Night Raw where it belongs.
I am also hoping they will have him host Raw next week for the WWE Draft since they have not said who will be in charge yet.
One thing is for sure, Monday Night Raw has not been the same since Jim Ross left and we hope he returns soon.
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