WWE COO Triple H and Stephanie Mcmahon fired their Raw GM, Brad Maddox last night due to his “betrayal” from last week.
On Raw a week ago, the Shield threatened and beat Maddox, forcing him to make them an official part of the main event match that night. They were named the “official guest commentators” and were allowed to be at ringside, even though Triple H had stated no one besides official members of the staff would be allowed near the ring for the main event.
Triple H made himself the official announcer and Randy Orton the official time keeper while Batista had a match with Seth Rollins. After Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose disposed of Maddox, gaining the approval necessary to join their comrade down at the ring, things got tense and eventually resulted in a giant brawl between the six mega-stars.
Due to Maddox’s decision, the Authority — Triple H and Stephanie — felt Maddox needed to be relieved of his duties and removed from their ring. Soon after the firing, Kane was brought down to lay waste to Maddox and make sure he knew to never come back. Now Raw is left without a GM, and the only other acting GM is Vickie Guerrero over on Smackdown, who will absolutely not be promoted back to Mondays.
This leaves the position open for someone to come in, and the most likely candidate right now is: Ric Flair.
The WWE plans to involve Flair more often, wanting to have him be a more active fixture on their shows. If you watched the Raw just before Extreme Rules and saw Flair make his appearance in support of the Shield, you would have been hard-pressed to not notice how far Flair has fallen. I think they’re wanting Flair to have a busy and involved schedule, hoping it may pull him out of whatever hole he’s sinking into.
With the GM spot open, it makes sense to put a veteran into place after having Maddox ruling Monday nights. The question is, should it be the Nature Boy, or has the 16-time champ finally seen his star fall down to earth?