Triple-H! No..? How about “The Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels? Umm… John “Bradshaw” Layfield? Stone Cold Steve Austin? The Rock? Bret Hart? Paul Heyman? Jesse Ventura? Mike Adamle? “Good Ol” J.R.? Michael Cole? Hornswoggle???
The possibilities are endless. The only concrete clue that has been revealed by the Anonymous GM, via Speak and Spell, is if the identity were revealed, it would change everything.
Not saying that it’s Triple-H but if it were, he would certainly change “The Game” on Monday Nights. However, Vince McMahon wants his son-in-law as an active member on the roster to boost talent. Which is something Triple-H would be unable to do if he were the GM. Or at least that is the policy they fed to Armando Alejandro Estrada when he tried doing both in ECW.
The identity has to be someone who will change the atmosphere. The focus on Triple-H returning as a heel GM would explain his absence, but not the GM’s actions. Sheamus “ended” his career, so why hasn’t the GM made Sheamus’ life a living hell?
Has it occurred to anyone that maybe the General Manager is not a man? Not talking about Stephanie McMahon – It’s been done already. Not talking about Vickie Guerrero either – Only for a day? One day too many.
Since the General Manager has favored the NXT talents from Seasons One and Two, including Daniel Bryan, maybe the GM has also been a contestant on NXT.
On November 2, NXT eliminated another contestant from their program. And she had this to say:
I understand that it’s hard sometimes to wrap your mind around something different. And as you all know, I’m not the typical Diva. Or the typical woman, for that matter. But you know what WWE Universe? I will be back. And I will make sure that I reach where I belong, and that is on top.
That’s right, all signs point to “The Ice Queen of NXT” Maxine. For weeks she has signed off with the phrase that there is only one position for her, and that is on top. And what higher position in WWE is there than to be the General Manager of WWE’s flagship show?
Think about it: Maxine defended Vickie Guerrero when Kaitlyn talked back to her. Vickie Guerrero, as a former WWE General Manager, presents a great deal of experience in being a commanding woman in power. Maxine looked up to Vickie, not as a possibly NXT Pro, but as role model.
Michael Cole, who is anti-NXT Season 3, begging for the show to end, actually stated that Maxine was his favorite to win. Unless she was his boss, when has Michael Cole, the Voice of the WWE, ever shown any interest towards the NXT Rookie Divas?
Aside from competing on NXT, Maxine is currently the General Manager for Florida Championship Wrestling. She went from FCW Commissioner’s assistant, to full-fledged GM in a short matter of time. By conquering WWE’s developmental territory with relative ease, Maxine’s thirst for the best of everything, and nothing less, will undoubtedly lead her to Monday Night Raw as its new General Manager.
When Maxine debuted on NXT, she expressed that she has three senses: a business sense, street sense, and common sense. Maxine has governed her career path based on these senses making her a triple-threat, a triple-threat in a skirt. When it comes to power, Maxine knows what she wants, knows how to get it, and isn’t afraid to take it.
Final Thoughts: There was speculation of Freddie Prinze, Jr. being the Raw General Manager after playing informant to Vince McMahon during a political skit on Raw. Freddie would be an interesting pick as Raw’s General Manager but it seems unlikely. The information relayed to McMahon was standard plot summaries that anyone who watched the show could have known. Also, the segment was played off as Stephanie’s nightmare as she woke up screaming in the night, so technically, it never took place unless this was Inception.
As for Freddie Prinze, Jr. appearing on Raw, he is a long-time fan of World Wrestling Entertainment, and has worked as part of WWE’s creative team in the past. As of October 1, 2010, Freddie has taken on the role of producer and director of WWE television.