With all the hubbub (such a fun word to say…even to type…) over the Vince McMahon interview tonight, I thought it appropriate to take a few moments and discuss the 3 hour opening act known as Monday Night RAW.

WWE.com claims that tonight’s show is “Cyber Monday”, which obviously refers to the anonymous GM’s return.  Speculation abounds as to who is behind the annoying ‘dinging’.  Here are 3 unlikely candidates, and why they would make sense.

–  Paul Heyman   Outside of his not-so-subtle dodging of the GM question during the HIAC pre-show, everyone’s favorite advocate has had very little to do these last few weeks.  Giving Paul the GM job puts him on TV more often (never a bad thing) and also allows him to “bend the rules” when it comes to title defenses, thereby explaining, albeit kayfabe, why Brock has been gone for so long.

–  Shane McMahon   With one McMahon on the way out, it would only make sense for the other to come in.  We haven’t seen Shane on WWE TV in . . . . years, I think, and that’s a shame.  Not only would just the theme music alone cause Twitter to explode, but Shane always was the best “face” McMahon.  You just wanted to like him.  There’s no great storyline reason for the prodigal son to return to WWE, but when has that ever stopped them from making a creative decision?

Stone Cold Steve Austin    While this might be the unlikeliest of the three, Austin’s return would make a lot of sense.  First and foremost, it hypes the podcast tonight. . . Not that it needs it.   Second, bringing back THE most popular anti-hero of all time might take the focus of the more recent one who’s been making waves.  Finally, and most importantly, Austin likely convinces some people not to cancel their WWE Network memberships, since that’s bound to be happening soon.

Your thoughts?  Who do we see tonight?  Who is the best person to steer the RAW ship?   Join the discussion or use the hashtag  #NAIGM.   Be heard.

From the NAI Archive – December 1, 2014 – RAW Preview: Who’s going to run the show?
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