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WWE announces General Manager switch on Raw and Smackdown John Laurinaitis and Teddy Long

During last night's (Feb. 27, 2012) episode of Monday Night Raw, WWE teased a big announcement to be made today on its website. As it turns out, those rumors John Laurinaitis and Teddy Long were alluding to pertained to them.

Here it is, in all its glory:

Both Raw and SmackDown are about to get extreme makeovers. In an effort to help determine which General Manager should control both shows, the WWE Board of Directors has decided to switch control of each show next week. SmackDown GM Theodore Long will take control of Monday night's Raw while Raw GM John Laurinaitis takes the reins of next Friday's SmackDown.

In theory, this is a good idea but they already ruined it in practice during last week's live Smackdown show on Tuesday. On that show, Laurinaitis was not only there but he was acting as though he had managerial powers already, restarting the CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan match.

So how is this any different?

Unless they run both shows without appearances on the other, this entire thing feels kind of pointless. Nonetheless, Smackdown is a great show and the inclusion of Laurinaitis as head man in charge just makes it even better.

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