Shane McMahon is the Leader WWE Needs


The returning Shane McMahon is the best choice to lead WWE on screen in the future.

One of the biggest surprises in recent memory came true on Monday when Shane McMahon returned to WWE programming. He interrupted his sister Stephanie’s acceptance speech of the Vincent J. McMahon Legacy Award and told Vince McMahon he wanted to run Monday Night RAW.

Vince accepted under the condition that Shane wins the right back at WrestleMania, by competing in a match of Vince’s choosing. The match is against The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match. While the odds right now do not look to be in Shane’s favour, having him run RAW would be the right call.

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The “Big Bad Heel Authority Figure” has become one of the worn out tropes of professional wrestling. It was cool, and when it worked (Vince McMahon, Vickie Guerrero to a point, Authority until WrestleMania 30) it was good. When it doesn’t, like the Authority now, it is super stale. It’s right up there with generic foreign heels and the distraction coming from a wrestler sitting on commentary.

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I believe that WWE is in need of a face authority figure running the show. They have been successful in the past, with Commissioner Mick Foley and SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long. The roster has been under the rule of Authority tyranny for too long now. Have a face Shane McMahon run the place, making matches that people want to see.

Shane mentioned the declining ratings and slew of Superstar injuries during his promo on RAW. Shane is there to represent a lot of the issues that the average wrestling fan has with the current WWE product. Many fans were frustrated with Fastlane because it represented a boring product with a predictable future champion in Reigns. Shane could act as the voice of the Internet Wrestling Community, and just be committed to putting forward the best product.

One interesting thing is that Shane only mentioned wanting to control RAW. That could mean one of two things: SmackDown is not important enough to be mentioned, or the Authority could still be in control of SmackDown. It could make for an interesting dynamic similar to the brand split, but with just a difference between the two shows in tone and not the roster.

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What do you think of Shane McMahon potentially leading RAW? Are you excited for the Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania 32? Let us know in the comments below!