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The [[June 21, 2010 Monday Night RAW results|June 21, 2010]] after [[Vince McMahon]] removed [[Bret Hart]] from the position. Messages would be delivered via flashing lights and an instant messenger sound. [[Michael Cole]] would generally read the "e-mails" on his lap-top or iPad.
 
The [[June 21, 2010 Monday Night RAW results|June 21, 2010]] after [[Vince McMahon]] removed [[Bret Hart]] from the position. Messages would be delivered via flashing lights and an instant messenger sound. [[Michael Cole]] would generally read the "e-mails" on his lap-top or iPad.
   
Others such as [[Jerry Lawler]] and [[Chris Jericho]] have also done it.
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Others such as [[Jerry Lawler]], [[Chris Jericho]] and [[Josh Matthews]] have also done it.
   
 
Chris Jericho claimed to be on a quest to unearth the identity of the Anonymous GM after he felt the GM had interfered with his chance at the WWE championship. This quest was halted after he was punted in the skull by [[Randy Orton]].
 
Chris Jericho claimed to be on a quest to unearth the identity of the Anonymous GM after he felt the GM had interfered with his chance at the WWE championship. This quest was halted after he was punted in the skull by [[Randy Orton]].
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===2012===
 
===2012===
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[[File:SantinoHornswoggleJerry.jpg|thumb|Santino and Jerry confront Hornswoggle]]
 
After Laurinaitas was fired from both Raw and Smackdown (he had later also taken over that position from [[Teddy Long]]), a series of former GMs began hosting both shows. On [[July 9, 2012 Monday Night RAW results|July 9, 2012]], the GM that returned was the Anonymous Raw GM.
 
After Laurinaitas was fired from both Raw and Smackdown (he had later also taken over that position from [[Teddy Long]]), a series of former GMs began hosting both shows. On [[July 9, 2012 Monday Night RAW results|July 9, 2012]], the GM that returned was the Anonymous Raw GM.
   
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The Anonymous GM denied this via e-mail, but as Santino walked up to the stage, he was pulled under the ring. As he was rescued, [[Hornswoggle]] was clutching his ankles.
 
The Anonymous GM denied this via e-mail, but as Santino walked up to the stage, he was pulled under the ring. As he was rescued, [[Hornswoggle]] was clutching his ankles.
   
After [[Jerry Lawler]] and Santino expressed their disapproval over Hornswoggle's actions, Hornswoggle attacked and defeated them both. Michael Cole, thinking Hornswoggle and ally, went to shake his hand, but he was also defeated.
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After [[Jerry Lawler]] threatened to spank Hornswoggle, Hornswoggle kicked Jerry in the shin. He then evaded Santino as Santino tried to grab him, and bit Santino in the posterior.
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Michael Cole, thinking Hornswoggle and ally, went to shake his hand, but he was also defeated.
   
 
==True identity==
 
==True identity==
It is unknown if the Anonymous Raw GM was a single individual, or a series of individuals who may have taken over the role. It seems clear that Hornswoggle was the GM on the 2012 appearance, but it may not be true that he was the GM during previous years.
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It is unknown if the Anonymous Raw GM was a single individual, or a series of individuals who may have taken over the role. It seems clear that Hornswoggle was the GM on the 2012 appearance, but it may not be true that he was the GM during previous years' episodes. The role of "anonymous GM" simply means that whoever is serving the post is not named, and there is no guarantee that it is a single individual.
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*May 30 2011: [http://www.wwe.com/videos/wwecom-exclusive-raws-anonymous-gm-makes-a-major-announcement-involving-the-wwe-25018677 RAW'S ANONYMOUS GM MAKES A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT INVOLVING THE WWE TITLE AND CAPITOL PUNISHMENT]
 
*May 30 2011: [http://www.wwe.com/videos/wwecom-exclusive-raws-anonymous-gm-makes-a-major-announcement-involving-the-wwe-25018677 RAW'S ANONYMOUS GM MAKES A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT INVOLVING THE WWE TITLE AND CAPITOL PUNISHMENT]
 
*June 9 2012: [http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2012-07-09/anonymous-raw-gm-cm-punk-daniel-bryan-aj-photos THE ANONYMOUS RAW GM INTERRUPTS CM PUNK, DANIEL BRYAN AND AJ]
 
*June 9 2012: [http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2012-07-09/anonymous-raw-gm-cm-punk-daniel-bryan-aj-photos THE ANONYMOUS RAW GM INTERRUPTS CM PUNK, DANIEL BRYAN AND AJ]
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:*[http://www.wwe.com/videos/santino-marella-tries-to-find-out-who-the-anonymous-raw-general-manager-is-raw-j-26036388 SANTINO MARELLA TRIES TO FIND OUT WHO THE ANONYMOUS RAW GENERAL MANAGER IS]: He talks to [[Zack Ryder]], [[Chris Jericho]] and [[Great Khali]]
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:*[http://www.wwe.com/videos/the-anonymous-raw-general-manager-is-revealed-raw-july-9-2012-26036430 THE ANONYMOUS RAW GENERAL MANAGER IS REVEALED]
 
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Revision as of 02:37, July 11, 2012

AnonymousRawGM

Michael Cole conveying the message of the Raw General Manager from a special stand holding a laptop receiving the e-mails.

The Anonymous Raw General Manager was one of many General Managers of Monday Night Raw. He/she is also referred to in shorter form, such as the Anonymous Raw GM, or Anonymous GM.

WWE (Monday Night Raw)

2010

The June 21, 2010 after Vince McMahon removed Bret Hart from the position. Messages would be delivered via flashing lights and an instant messenger sound. Michael Cole would generally read the "e-mails" on his lap-top or iPad.

Others such as Jerry Lawler, Chris Jericho and Josh Matthews have also done it.

Chris Jericho claimed to be on a quest to unearth the identity of the Anonymous GM after he felt the GM had interfered with his chance at the WWE championship. This quest was halted after he was punted in the skull by Randy Orton.

2011

The position lasted continuously over a year, until July 18 2011 when Triple H took over the position as the COO (eventually being replaced by John Laurinaitis).

2012

SantinoHornswoggleJerry

Santino and Jerry confront Hornswoggle

After Laurinaitas was fired from both Raw and Smackdown (he had later also taken over that position from Teddy Long), a series of former GMs began hosting both shows. On July 9, 2012, the GM that returned was the Anonymous Raw GM.

Santino Marella took up Chris Jericho's quest to unearth the GM's identity, based on a rumor that the GM was in the building. He eventually reached the conclusion that the GM was not backstage, and so he must be under the ring.

The Anonymous GM denied this via e-mail, but as Santino walked up to the stage, he was pulled under the ring. As he was rescued, Hornswoggle was clutching his ankles.

After Jerry Lawler threatened to spank Hornswoggle, Hornswoggle kicked Jerry in the shin. He then evaded Santino as Santino tried to grab him, and bit Santino in the posterior.

Michael Cole, thinking Hornswoggle and ally, went to shake his hand, but he was also defeated.

True identity

It is unknown if the Anonymous Raw GM was a single individual, or a series of individuals who may have taken over the role. It seems clear that Hornswoggle was the GM on the 2012 appearance, but it may not be true that he was the GM during previous years' episodes. The role of "anonymous GM" simply means that whoever is serving the post is not named, and there is no guarantee that it is a single individual.

External links

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