WWE News: John Laurinaitis to Remain as RAW General Manager

Anthony Pucik@AnthonyPucikCorrespondent IFebruary 7, 2012

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John Laurinaitis is here to stay. The WWE Board of Directors have announced that Laurinaitis will remain the interim General Manager of Monday Night Raw.

This is coming a week after Triple H was going to fire Laurinaitis on Raw, only to be interrupted by the return of the Undertaker. Laurinaitis took advantage of this opportunity and went to plead his case to the Board of Directors, who have allowed him to keep his job.

The reason that John Laurinaitis' job was in jeopardy in the first place was because he had personally placed himself in a feud with WWE Champion CM Punk. Laurinaitis screwed Punk out of many of his matches on the Monday evening show, and even went as far as to make himself the guest referee in his match with Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. 

After a while, Punk said that enough was enough. He called Laurinaitis out on his favoritism and said that the only reason that he hated Punk so much was that he wished he was as successful as him (remember Laurinaitis used to be Johnny Ace, a not so successful wrestler in his day). Punk called him pathetic and a joke of a general manager. 

Laurinaitis was unable to control his emotions, and said that he was going to intentionally screw Punk at the Royal Rumble. The heads of the WWE caught word of this, and told Laurinaitis that his job was to be reviewed for his actions. 

Laurinaitis, realizing that he could lose his job, apologized for his comments and decided not to screw Punk at the Rumble in order to keep his job. 

The impressive RAW shows he has put together over the last two weeks, as well as his changed, happy personality has enabled him to remain the RAW GM. 

Looks like the WWE Universe has continued to listen to Mr. Laurinaitis, "The Executive Vice President of Talent Relations," and the Interim General Manager of Monday Night Raw *insert raspy voice here*." Yay.