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Can WWE Be Successful with two babyface GMs?

AJ Lee WWEFor the first time since Bret Hart and Teddy Long, the general managers of both RAW and Smackdown are face. You may have considered AJ a tweener at some point in the last few months, but as a general manager, she has definitely sided as a face. So I raise the question – Can WWE be successful if both general managers are face? In my opinion, the answer is WWE would be much better if one was a heel.

Without a heel GM, there is no corporation-like stable for the top babyfaces to feud with. John Laurinitis had a semi-corporation with Eve and David Otunga and both shined in these roles. Now what are they doing? Otunga is never on TV and Eve is trying to get a job with the new Smackdown GM – Booker T. Speaking of Mr. T (haha), the last time Booker T was a full time superstar in WWE, he was King Booker and had his cabinet, a royal stable, that included Finlay, Orlando Jordan, Sharmell, Hornswoggle and William Regal. As of now, Booker has Teddy Long serving as his senior advisor, but perhaps we will see him add more advisors. AJ, on the other hand, has no stable and has not established anyone as a member of a potential corporation member. It is still very early in both their tenures, but they each need groupies.

Without a heel GM, there is less controversy and too much positivity. Yes! Yes! Yes! WWE needs controversy and there needs to be conflict between talent in order for the show to be interesting and enjoyable to watch. If AJ had John Cena beat the crap out of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan each week, we would hate it. If Booker T had Sheamus beat the crap out of Alberto Del Rio each week, we would be bored. Although that does happen a lot, thanks to the ridiculous number of recaps every week, I can say I remember Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez teaming up at least once to beat up Sheamus. The pressure of heel controversy right now is solely on the shoulders of superstars such as CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio and Big Show. Obviously, CM Punk is a great heel and is doing a tremendous job. As for the other two? I have been over Del Rio for a while now and how disappointed were you with RAW ending with Big Show standing over Punk and Cena? Terrible ending to a show.

I think the quality of both RAW and Smackdown would suffer unless one, if not both AJ and Booker T turn heel.  So I now raise this question – who will turn heel first? I think it has to be AJ. Although I would not be opposed to a Booker T-led corporation on Smackdown, AJ is a much more interesting character and it was her tweener character that made her as popular as she is. I enjoy seeing her feud with Daniel Bryan – it is probably the most entertaining feud on RAW right now other than CM Punk, but WWE cannot last forever with two general managers who are both face.

What do you think? Can WWE be successful with AJ and Booker T as faces?

Seth Guttenplan is the writer and editor of GuTTWrenchPowerBlog, a brand new WWE blog. Seth also writes for PWPonderings.com. When Seth is not writing about wrestling, he is a Special Education teacher in New Jersey. To read more from Seth, follow him on twitter ( @sethgutt ) and visit http://guttwrenchpowerblog.com

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