I don’t know who the Raw GM is and my biggest fear in the matter is that the WWE doesn’t know either. But I think the only person they can use and avoid a myriad of contradictions is Triple H. Here is why, and here’s how he could be revealed just in time for his rumored WrestleMania match with Sheamus.
The anonymous Raw GM gimmick started in June of 2010. Triple H was last seen on camera in the WWE at Extreme Rules in April 2010. Since then, besides rehabilitating several injuries and showing up at a few live events off-camera, he has taken over a large executive role in the WWE (he is, after all, Vince’s son-in-law).
The WWE has made no secret about this, either. To me, it makes perfect sense that he is the Raw GM and fits with all of these actual events. Now, assuming this is the case, here’s how the WWE should reveal it.
On the Raw after the Elimination Chamber, the major Raw feuds for WrestleMania XXVII are established—Punk vs. Orton, Cena vs. Miz, competitors for MITB, Lawler vs. Riley (maybe?), etc.
The next week, Sheamus has an in-ring segment in which he states that he does not have an opponent at WrestleMania, and he is eager to redeem his loss from last year. Sheamus asks the anonymous GM to give him an opponent and the GM responds something along the lines of:
“(And I quote…) Sheamus, you truly are a noble warrior deserving of a match at this year’s WrestleMania. If it is redemption you want, then the opportunity for redemption you shall have. In fact, Sheamus, you will have an opportunity for more redemption than you bargained for. Would the boys in the truck please hit my music…”
Is Triple H the anonymous Raw GM?
Cue Motorhead, Triple H comes out in a suit and grabs a mic.
“That’s right, WWE Universe, it is I, Triple H, who is the master of all of these puppets. You see, I’ve done pretty much all there is to do in the WWE. I’ve won championships, headlined pay-per-views, sold out arenas all over the world. I’ve won the Rumble, the Chamber, the Cell, hell, I’ve even lost to 'Taker at WrestleMania. So, when this Irish jackass sidelined me last year, I seized an opportunity."
"I am now an executive with WWE, and part of my role has been to manage the flagship program, Monday Night Raw. But I’ve been known to be somewhat of a polarizing individual. People love me, they hate me, blah, blah, blah, and I didn’t want people's opinion of me to get in the way of some quality WWE programming. So I chose to stay in the shadows, using a dope like Cole as my mouthpiece, while I’ve tried to keep things interesting here on Raw."
“But with WrestleMania right around the corner, well, I just couldn’t help but take this opportunity to call out the one guy who put me on the shelf. Sheamus, even though it gave me the chance of a lifetime and frankly, I couldn’t be happier, no one takes out The Game without getting theirs, and at WrestleMania, you will get yours.”
Kick, Pedigree, rips the suit jacket off, the match is on!
So, Triple H is revealed to be the Raw GM. He returns to face Sheamus at 'Mania, BUT (and this is key) for this to work, he needs to remain in the shadows, avoiding playing an active role in feuds and only coming out on the rarest of occasions.
He can continue to play the GM role through Cole and I think it could actually work. My only concern is the size of the average WWE headliner’s ego would never allow them to stay in the shadows too long.
Honestly, I have no idea who they’ll reveal as GM. But if it’s anyone but Triple H, I doubt it will make a whole lot of sense and will likely be mired with contradictions from the past eight months of programming.