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Disappointing Raw illustrates a problem with power in wrestling
Disappointing Raw illustrates a problem with power in wrestling

With The Authority dispatched at Survivor Series, Raw dealt with the sudden vacuum in power -- and in doing so, showed us why the prominent authority figure is no longer needed in wrestling. For years, the authority role in wrestling consisted of someone who would show up from time to time to make matches official and occasionally dole out rulings. People like Jack Tunney were known to the audience, but were rarely an integral part of wrestling storylines. That all changed during the Monday Night Wars, when Vince McMahon and Eric Bischoff became the evil and corrupt bosses that we now know as a staple in wrestling. At the time, it was a great innovation to wrestling, allowing the top...

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