Former WWE Champion Drew McIntyre has poured cold water over a suggestion to bring back a notorious storyline, calling it a “bloody joke.”
McIntyre was appearing on WWE’s The Bump when he made an offhand remark about bringing back the Anonymous General Manager that featured on Raw between 2010 and 2011.
The mysterious General Manager of the red brand was first unveiled by Vince McMahon in June 2010 after he relieved Bret Hart of his duties in the role. The unknown figure sent emails to convey his instructions that were often read out by Michael Cole giving rise to Cole’s “And I quote” catchphrase.
The Anonymous Raw GM storyline petered out in 2011 when Triple H and John Laurinaitis came to prominence wielding their respective power over WWE. Ahead of the Raw 1000 show in 2012, it was revealed that Hornswoggle had been the man behind the laptop all along.
WWE touted Drew McIntyre’s suggestion on social media only to be rebuked by the Scotsman who confirmed he was merely joking:
“That was a bloody joke, don’t be encouraging such nonsense. Absolutely nobody wants the anonymous GM back!”
That was a bloody joke, don’t be encouraging such nonsense. Absolutely nobody wants the anonymous GM back! https://t.co/83SthdgHxt
— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) December 22, 2021
WWE Hall Of Famer Edge had the distinction of trying to interview the Anonymous Raw General Manager on an episode of The Cutting Edge. The segment ended in disaster with Edge completely obliterating the laptop to the bemusement of all watching on.