With just two episodes of Monday Night Raw remaining before SmackDown goes live on Tuesday nights starting July 19, WWE needs to settle on an authority figure for both shows. They’ve had General Managers of days gone by appearing for a number of weeks now but the ultimate is making his way back next week when Raw heads to Detroit, Michigan.
That’s right, Vince McMahon will make his return, as announced on WWE.com:
With both McMahons declaring their intentions to run SmackDown come Tuesday, July 19 (and fending off would-be usurpers ranging from Corporate Kane to John Laurinaitis) and the Brand Extension fast approaching, The Chairman is slated to return to Raw in the very same building where Shane himself made his comeback earlier this year. Could Mr. McMahon be on the verge of an executive decision? Or does he have a different COO in mind for SmackDown Live?
It’s probably just a coincidence this comes just one week after ratings fell to near record lows and the company is struggling for viewership right now. Probably.
Glad The Chairman of the Board is back?