Stars In Progress…Johnny Ace, “Look It,” Cole, HBK & More

Nick Paglino

Johnny Ace
One Step Up

John Laurinaitis is here to stay!

I, for one, am thrilled to know "Big Johnny" will remain as a centerpiece of Monday Night Raw going forward. He still needs some work, but the potential is there. All you really need from him is the ability to put over your top babyfaces. I think he's proven in recent weeks that he can accomplish that.

I will say that I'm ready for WWE to move on from the multiple authority figures and simply let Johnny be "the man" for a while. The "Interim" label needs to go and Hunter should subtly and quietly move back into a wrestling role for 'Mania. And I hope I never hear about some "Board of Directors" ever again.

I believe that is the direction Hunter will take for now and once 'Mania is over, I don't really care what he does. As long as it's not COO. I just don't think he fits that bill yet, regardless of whether or not he remains an active wrestler after April 1st.

I still think Laurinaitis and Jericho should team up somehow. It wouldn't be for the benefit of Punk/Jericho. Rather, it would help the continued development of McMahon vs Austin II. That's more important, in my opinion.

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