Is it coincidence that on Freddie Prinze Jr’s first night with WWE the whole episode of RAW played out like an episode of ‘Scooby Doo’? RAW even has a ‘Scooby Doo’ ending, as the horrible phantom creature what lurks behind the stage is unmasked and turns out to be- MIKE ADAMLE?
At least in ‘Scooby Doo’ someone explains how the clues fit together. Think back to all the clues we were given. First, why would WWE Champion Punk be matched against a free agent? Why would the new manager change up ‘Hacksaw’ Duggin with Michael Cole as Jerry Lawyer’s tag team partner against Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes? Why would Mike Adamle and JR be asked to be at RAW? Who else would set up William’s return match with none other than the reigning World Champion?
Mike Adamle as General Manager gets to dispense awards and punishment as he pleases. Think back- who was the last person to go out of his way to give Mike Adamle a prop? Why, it was William Regal, who had JR kicked off the announcer’s table so that Mike Adamle could work with Jerry lawyer. Mike’s fellow announcers have been giving Adamle a hard time, so here’s a little payback- Mike spent the whole show messing with Michael Cole, Jerry Lawyer and JR. Jerry doesn’t get to sort out the kids. Michael Cole gets knocked senseless. JR doesn’t get to return to RAW. Mike may be so green he smells like pine sap, may look like vanilla pudding, but he’s a sneaky bastard! He spent half the show in the trenches with his marks! We’ll go along with Adamle as GM as long as he can be this calculating, backhanded and vengeful every week as GM.
The whole moment- from weeks of suspense, wasn’t ruined by a miscue by Mike Adamle. Honestly, do you think the audience would have responded differently if Mike hadn’t made his way into the ring early? What we needed was Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Geller and the rest of the gang to interrupt Shane, catch Mike Adamle and explain to us all what was going on.