Look, this is clearly a spoiler (if you're not already getting texts from WWE, who seem to not mind spoilering you) so here's a giant graphic in case you accidentally clicked on this not wanting to know until Friday who Mr. McMahon announced as GM:
If you continue to read on, you have no one to blame but yourself (and possibly NBC).
...as the above silhouette obviously makes clear...
I have no idea what storyline rationale could be put forward to have us end up with Booker T as general manager of the show, but I guess it's not the first time they've pulled one from behind the commentary table. We are confident that T can at least perform better than Mike Adamle did.
I wonder if this signals an end of an era for Teddy Long - he's been with WWE since the tail end of 1998 (when he originally came on as a referee).
I wonder why they're telling us now - to get ahead of the dirt sheet sites? Or does this news somehow make you more likely to tune in to Syfy on Friday?
I would not mind Regal getting the spot eventually, but my (commentary) heart will always belong to Matt Striker. He needs to be there; his interactions with Scott Stanford on the Superstars shows I have watched have been pretty good.
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I wish that Cole would totally be removed from the Smackdown announce team ... Matthews deserves a chance to be the lead guy ... coupling him with either JBL or Regal would give you a pretty solid 2 man team.
I was writing this up to start a thread about it, but one was made while I was writing. So I'll post this in that thread. Sorry if I'm rehashing things, but I don't want it to go to waste. It's almost like No Mercy was the William Regal show.