That’s a good reason…I think. Authority figures are a tricky thing to pull off in wrestling. On the one hand you need someone to do a good job and take care of some things, but at the same time you need someone who is not going to dominate the show. There is a balancing act to make work and WWE is managing to make it work at the moment. That might be due to a rather specific reason.

Over the last few years, former NWA World Champion and WWE producer Adam Pearce has served as the de facto General Manager of both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown. Pearce appears on both shows almost every week and announces a match or makes some kind of a ruling. This is a hard role to pull off but Pearce is doing rather well with it, but why was he chosen in the first place?

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter was asked why Pearce was chosen for the job. The reason was that WWE wanted someone to do the job but they did not want someone to overshadow the wrestlers. Pearce does not have an official job title for his on-screen role but is seen as a representative of the WWE executives. There is no word on how long he will stay in the role.

Pearce can do a lot of things. Check out what he does on television:

Opinion: As somewhat insulting of an idea as that is, the fact that Pearce is someone who can be trusted in the role is actually quite the compliment. Being the authority figure on both shows is a hard trick to accomplish and Pearce has done rather well with it. All he needs to do is be a voice of reason without becoming the focal point of the show and that is what he is doing at the moment. Keep doing that and don’t have him go nuts and everything will be fine.

What do you think of Pearce so far? How long should he have the job? Let us know in the comments below.

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