WWE is relying on their fans having a short memory for this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw.
This week’s show, which will emanate from Tulsa, Oklahoma, will feature the return of the infamous Anonymous Raw General Manager gimmick. Not only will WWE not acknowledge they already revealed the Anonymous Raw GM as Hornswoggle, but they’re questioning if we’ll “finally learn the identity” on Monday night.
The following is from the Raw Five-Point Preview:
The return of “order and discipline” on Cyber Monday
A number of polarizing figures have run Monday Night Raw, including the likes of The Authority, Eric Bischoff, Vickie Guerrero, John Laurinaitis and even Cheech & Chong. Yet, perhaps the most incendiary red-brand show runner was the Anonymous Raw General Manager, whose irritating email decrees to Michael Cole became one of WWE’s most boo-worthy rituals in 2010 and the first half of 2011. This person — or perhaps a group of people — is back this week for Cyber Monday, and will no doubt try to top Daniel Bryan’s one-night stint in charge of Raw last Monday night. Will the Anonymous Raw General Manager serve the best interests of the WWE Universe or their own? Also, will we finally learn the identity of this shady GM?
The company revealed Hornswoggle as the Anonymous Raw General Manager on the July 9, 2012 episode of Raw in a pointless blow-off that was meant for comedy. The next day, I wrote the move was “unimaginative, lazy, cheap, and likely for the wrong reasons.”
Richard Reacts: I can almost hear it now. Someone comes up to Vince and tells him they already revealed the Anonymous Raw GM as Hornswoggle and he assures them no one remembers. If there's one thing I've learned it's that pro wrestling fans have excellent memories and don't forget anything. For WWE to completely ignore their pointless blowoff of this gimmick insults the intelligence of their audience. This week's Raw is already starting out poorly and we're over a day out.