Probably the most heinous aspect of this whole saga was the increasing role that Michael Cole began to play—a role that, quite frankly, we all wished was decreasing.
The only real "accomplishment" (or travesty) of this audacious storyline was the push of Michael Cole as the new "voice" of Raw.
*Cue Kanye West and Jay-Z "Otis" scream.
Indeed, Raw after Raw witnessed Anonymous GM getting his message out through Cole. At one point, the mysterious figure would even compliment Cole on his splendid work at helping the GM whip Raw back into tip-top shape.
The story would also shape Michael Cole into one of the most hated figures in recent Raw history. Every time things were just getting good, that stupid ping would come on, and we would have to hear, "Can I have your attention please?"
No, Cole, you cannot.
It got to the point where many were beginning to believe that Cole was the Anonymous General Manager all along—that these sudden emails and text messages were orchestrated by Cole in an attempt to finally gain control and leadership of Raw, rather than just being its top commentator.
The problem with that is the storyline, and Cole himself, had made clear before time and time again that Michael Cole was not the general manager. They made it obvious and perfectly clear that he could not be the person behind the MacBook ripoff.
Quite frankly, they might as well have made him that person. I would've suggested they just reveal that Cole was the GM all along. Then, have Vince comically come out and fire him as GM on the spot, topped with a Stone Cold Stunner or something.
I mean, we should get something for putting up with that mess for this long...