Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Wish List: John Laurinaitis

John Laurinaitis gets Christmasfyed
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger on Twitter

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but Mr. John Laurinaitis as the Raw GM is really starting to grow on me.  I think that a large reason for that though is the fact that CM Punk makes the perfect foil.  While there has been little physical contact between the two, I really do enjoy the verbal assault Punk gives the former Johnny Ace each week.

Punk may have topped himself Monday night at the Slammy's with the mullet mannequin sporting a Dynamic Dudes tshirt.  And that's where my wish comes in.  It's not so much for Laurinaitis as it is for the company.  I really hope they start to market those shirts.  Look how many people started demanding the return of ice cream bars after Punk brought it up over the summer.  I hope the marketing powers that be within the company come up with a way to make that happen too.

Punk & "Ace"
Laurinaitis is the interim GM on Raw right now, and I think it probably needs to stay that way.  I think this gimmick/storyline will get old after awhile.  But I do like it more than the anonymous Raw GM that we endured for so long.

It's bizarre to me to think that the guy who played Johnny Ace now holds so much power in the world of wrestling.  While his character is dull and somewhat boring, my wish for him is to get as much out of this ride as he can.  My other wish is for him to focus on his role as Vice President of Talent Relations and get some more young talent pushed to the upper card.  And please, WWE sell those tshirts.

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