As the return of WWE's brand split
looms large, rumors have run rampant as to who will be taking charge of Raw
and SmackDown. With Stephanie McMahon announcing on the latest
episode of Raw that she will be taking the reins of SmackDown
starting July 19th, Shane McMahon solidifying his status
as Raw general manager in the near future is academic. But it's
always fun to entertain the idea of a former face of the flagship
show making a comeback to reclaim their throne as the Raw general
General managers were instituted in WWE
at the onset of the initial brand split in 2002, starting with Eric
Bischoff. At the time, GMs were necessary in signing superstars,
making trades and booking matches. And although they ate up as much
television time as the McMahons currently do, at least they served a
purpose. By the time the likes of Mike Adamle and Brad Maddox ran Raw, however, the position was mostly meaningless and
ultimately done away with in May 2014 when The Authority took full
control of the Monday night program.
As Raw's first general manager in over
two years prepares to be named, it's only appropriate we look back at
every individual to run Raw and rank them from worst to best.
Since 2008, Graham has been a diehard pro wrestling fan and, in 2010, he combined his passions for WWE and for writing and began writing for Bleacher Report. Equipped with a Bachelor's in Digital Journalism from Endicott College and a Master's in Journalism from Quinnipiac University in progress, Graham has contributed to WhatCulture, Daily DDT, Sports Betting Dime, and Gatehouse Media. Along the way, he has conducted interviews with WWE superstars like Chris Jericho, Adam "Edge" Copeland, Bill Goldberg, Jay "Christian" Reso, Diamond Dallas Page, and Jim Ross to name a few.