According to the Wrestling Observer, the decision to remove AJ Lee from the Raw GM job was scripted months ago, sometime back in late August.
The idea then was that Ric Flair would be brought back to the company and either assume the GM role or some other type of power role on Raw. However, with WWE's current lawsuit against TNA, Vince McMahon is being overly careful not to fuel TNA's argument that WWE is attempting to "tamper with talent," so while it has been rumored that Flair might be brought back to Raw this Monday when the show emanates from Charlotte, that is far from a guarantee.
WWE is reportedly being so careful about the whole TNA lawsuit situation that the company won't even allow Gerald Brisco to travel down to Orlando to see his son Wes, so it doesn't appear as if a "WWE Executive is meeting with a TNA contracted talent."
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