PROVIDENCE, R.I. — For those of you who had a WWE Hall of Famer and a former WWE Champion in your General Manager pool, it’s time to collect your winnings. Coming off last week’s announcement that Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon and SmackDown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon would appoint GMs to run the day-to-day of their respective shows, the McMahon siblings went left-field in both of their selections.
Stephanie not only broke the news that Raw would have sole ownership of WWE’s new Cruiserweight division, but she also picked Mick Foley, no stranger to epic sports-entertainment eras, to run Raw as the GM. Shane-O-Mac, no stranger to showing up his fellow McMahons, summoned Daniel Bryan(!!!) from retirement to lead the charge as the showrunner for a SmackDown Live whose mission statement is to shatter the glass ceiling and send the establishment packing. He sounds like the right man for the job.