One of my biggest pet peeves about professional wrestling in general – whether it is WWE, TNA or ROH – is when they insult the audience’s intelligence. For example, do not throw Ryback in the ring and pretend that we have never seen him before, even though he looks exactly like former Nexus member Skip Sheffield. Don’t introduce us to a guy named Michael McGuillicuty when we all know that he is the son of the late great “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig. While little things like these examples are just that – little things – when enough little things exist it starts to become a big thing. Most of the time it is just a problem of the writers and those in charge not being consistent with their storylines, as is the case with the return of Vince McMahon next week on Raw.
Back in July 2011, Triple H appeared on Raw and, per the orders of the WWE Board of Directors, fired Mr. McMahon, his father-in-law. Triple H assumed all of Mr. McMahon’s responsibilities but he would ultimately be removed as the man in charge of the day-to-day activities on Raw (and eventually Smackdown) by John Laurinaitis.
Now, in real life, Vince McMahon is obviously still the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment and Triple H happens to really be the COO. But in terms of the storyline, Mr. McMahon was fired exactly 11 months ago. So if he was fired, how can he return next week to evaluate the performance of John Laurinaitis and ultimately decide whether to retain or fire him? Of course, a quick 30-second promo could explain all of these inconsistencies if the writers wanted, but I am not holding my breath. I guess we will all just have to wait until next Monday to see what happens.
On a side note, WWE sent out a breaking news text alert earlier today that Triple H will be at No Way Out to address the situation with Brock Lesnar.