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Does WWE need a convincing authority figure?

Personally i think it either needs a convincing one like a HHH, Any McMahon or a member of the board of directors, OR not bother having one at all because with AJ and Vickie at the helm i think the product is suffering.
I know its not the only problem with WWE at the moment but do you think it would help the current product with a convincing authority figure? or none at all?

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 10:35 AM
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Re: Does WWE need a convincing authority figure?

Exactly. A convincing one, or none at all. Vickie Guerrero and AJ before her are just wasting time. John Laurinaitis was better, but still, TNA has Hulk Hogan, step it up people.
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Re: Does WWE need a convincing authority figure?

Agreed with everything you said. The problem is Vince Mcmahon constantly returning and undermining Vickie's authority onscreen which serves no purpose at all.

They either need a convincing one or not have one at all.
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Re: Does WWE need a convincing authority figure?

No, I don't think it does. I think it's a massively played concept now, unfortunately.

I think that a commissioner perhaps would be beneficial to make the matches that we "want to see", but an authoritarian figure along the ilk of HHH/McMahon/Laurinitus and AJ/Teddy/Booker/Vickie is not needed unless you go with it 100%. I want someone such a Vince in the late 90s who uses Wrestler A to go against Wrestler B who is trying to kill his company/show, not Triple H exclaiming, even as the 'boss', he could out-wrestle everyone on the roster and killing them by saying a brush would do a better job in the ring.

I must admit I liked Laurinitus in the role as it had an air of legitimacy that none since McMahon have had, however I think in killing that they killed the role completely.
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Re: Does WWE need a convincing authority figure?

WWE doesn't need an authority figure period...It just leads to more questions than answers when they have someone in charge because there's always something that goes down that never makes sense and if they ever did have one voice, no matter who that voice would be, they should never be a focal point of the show..
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Re: Does WWE need a convincing authority figure?

Yeah, the thing is we don't need a general manager to come out and announce every single unimportant tag team main event each week. Have them come out for important stuff. At least get someone credible like Booker T on Raw. Teddy/Vickie can "run" Smackdown.
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Re: Does WWE need a convincing authority figure?

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No, I don't think it does. I think it's a massively played concept now, unfortunately.

I think that a commissioner perhaps would be beneficial to make the matches that we "want to see", but an authoritarian figure along the ilk of HHH/McMahon/Laurinitus and AJ/Teddy/Booker/Vickie is not needed unless you go with it 100%. I want someone such a Vince in the late 90s who uses Wrestler A to go against Wrestler B who is trying to kill his company/show, not Triple H exclaiming, even as the 'boss', he could out-wrestle everyone on the roster and killing them by saying a brush would do a better job in the ring.

I must admit I liked Laurinitus in the role as it had an air of legitimacy that none since McMahon have had, however I think in killing that they killed the role completely.
In short, you want a heel Authority Figure.
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Re: Does WWE need a convincing authority figure?

No authority figure. If something needs sorting out, have it done off screen and say the WWE Board of Directors booked/ordered the match/segment to take place. If something needs to happen on screen, have Vince show up or HHH, but use them sparingly so when they do show up you know shit is going to go down. Authority figures are overplayed and have been irrelevant since 2006, IMO.

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Re: Does WWE need a convincing authority figure?

It doesn't matter how badass the supposed authority figure looks when pretty much everyone liberally breaks the rules every week with no real consequences. That's why they should just scrap the whole archtype altogether.
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Re: Does WWE need a convincing authority figure?

WWE needs an authority figure that can talk on the mic. Other than Hunter, we haven't had a GM with mic skills since Regal in 2008.

Mike Adamle, Vicki Guerrero, celebrity GMs, Anonymous/Hornswoggle GM, Johnny Ace, AJ, and Vicki again. That list comprises 90% of the GMs over the past four and a half years. What the actual fuck!
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