For over two years now, The Authority (Triple H and Stephanie McMahon) have been running Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown with their on screen characters. However, I think we have finally reached the point for this to end.
The Authority first surfaced in SummerSlam 2013, when Triple H pedigreed Daniel Bryan, right after he defeated John Cena to win the WWE Championship. This allowed Randy Orton to come down to the ring, cash in his Money in the Bank contract and win the title.
For a while after they took charge, The Authority would not stand for anyone bad mouthing them, threatening to sack anyone who did, and also putting anyone who stood up against them in ridiculous matches.
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Ever since that SummerSlam, apart from a short period last year, the Authority have been on both Raw and SmackDown almost every week.
While they have been in charge, they have almost always had a hand picked champion, apart from the short stints that Daniel Bryan and John Cena had as WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
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Now for people who point out that Brock Lesnar was champion for most of last year, well done. However what some people don't remember is that Lesnar was brought in to take John Cena out of the title picture for The Authority.
The Authority were extremely active for the first year or so of being in charge. They would hand-pick people's opponents and often come down to the ring at various points during the night to mock someone, and throw their catchphrases about.
However, over the last few months they have been on the shows less and less, with The Authority becoming more about Seth Rollins, J&J Security, and Kane than about the power couple themselves.
Also over recent weeks, we have seen the destruction of those members. J&J Security were taken out by Brock Lesnar a couple of weeks ago, and Kane taken out just last week, leaving Rollins on his own.
Hopefully this is the beginning of the end for that group, finally leaving Rollins to fight his own battles. It could lead to potentially bringing back a General Manager for Raw and SmackDown, which could lead to some interesting directions for the creative team to go in.
What do you guys think about the end of the Authority? Good or bad? Who would you want to take over as GM if that's where it went? Leave your comments below...
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