A few weeks ago, Mr. McMahon announced a new GM to replace Bret Hart. Yet, this GM, who wishes to remain anonymous, has assigned Michael Cole to read aloud e-mails which would state his instructions. After weeks on mind-boggling torment, myself and close wrestling enthusiasts of mine have discussed possible faces behind the e-mails:
Michael Cole: The serious question to consider is why was Michael Cole assigned to read the GM’s e-mails and not Jerry Lawler or Matt Striker? Much like when McMahon worked behind the announcing table and was secretly the owner of World Wrestling Federation, Michael Cole can secretly be masquerading as the new GM. And with Michael Cole’s over dramatic double-take at the laptop screen before stating “because the GM said so…” can be a ploy to lead people off the scent. Plus, have you ever noticed how Michael Cole has ducked from Nexus’ invasion from the beginning? A serious point to consider since the GM seems to favor Nexus.
Stone Cold Steve Austin: Highly unlikely. Despite Stone Cold’s catchphrases used to sign off on the e-mails this past RAW, Steve Austin is too busy with several movie projects to make his way back to WWE as an on-air talent. Plus, after witnessing the constant bleeping of Austin’s profanity during his night as Guest Host, the idea of him being the GM would have been better suited for the Attitude Era, when he was named “the owner” of World Wrestling Federation.
Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson): Despite being released, Bryan Danielson can come back to work for WWE after the allotted time has passed. Daniel Bryan has called Michael Cole a parrot who does whatever McMahon tells him to do. What better vindication than to be the one to make Michael Cole his personal parrot? As a former member of Nexus, and hatred for John Cena as what WWE Management considers a top star, Daniel Bryan would be the ultimate face of the anonymous GM.
Bret Hart: Several stories are floating about over the reason why Bret Hart was written off the show, but none too serious for him not to make a return. Despite resisting threats, Bret Hart was a victim of Nexus’ assault just days before the Fatal 4-Way PPV. It would make sense if Bret Hart is trying to protect his image after caving into the demands of Nexus. And with McMahon being his bitter rival, it would explain Nexus’ attack on McMahon.
Mike Adamle: In 2008, Mike Adamle acted as an interviewer, commentator, and RAW’s GM, but no matter what role he played, he would always make a mistake. He was criticised by fans and wrestling figures alike. Eventually caving into everyone’s displeasure, Adamle asked for his release. Who would have more of a reason to conceal his identity than Mike Adamle?
Jesse Ventura: On November 23, 2009, Ventura acted as the Guest Host for RAW. During his run, he authorized a tournament that would guarantee a fresh face in the WWE Championship match at TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs PPV. Jesse Ventura is an advocate for new wrestling stars versus the same faces week-in and week-out. And with the new GM presenting all seven members of Nexus with contracts, it only seems natural that Ventura would be waging war against WWE and the conspiracies that lie within the company.