WWE Makes Big General Manager Announcement, More

— WWE.com just posted the following:

“Both Raw and SmackDown are about to get extreme makeovers. In an effort to help determine which General Manager should control both shows, the WWE Board of Directors has decided to switch control of each show next week. SmackDown GM Theodore Long will take control of Monday night’s Raw while Raw GM John Laurinaitis takes the reins of next Friday’s SmackDown.

The decision comes one week after Laurinaitis announced at Elimination Chamber that he will seek control over both shows, bolstered by flattering testimonials by Superstars Mark Henry, Christian and Alberto Del Rio. A perturbed Long made it clear to Laurinaitis that he’s not about to take the threat to his position lying down.”

— Jim Ross noted that Portland, Oregon native Chael Sonnen was at Raw Monday night. Ross tweeted: “One of my fav MMA fighters, Chael Sonnen, is at RAW tonight. He’s having a great time…just texted me.” Ross also had some kind words for CM Punk and Chris Jericho, writing: “It’s going to be hard for anyone to follow the pure wrestling match that @CMPunk & @IAmJericho will have at WM28 Trust me on that”