The story of the anonymous Raw General Manager is one most wrestling fans would like to forget as it was another long-term WWE story without a satisfying payoff.
The anonymous GM debuted in June 2010, chimed in for a year, and then just began to disappear. It was finally revealed in July 2012 that Hornswoggle was the anonymous GM. Though it didn't actually lead to anything, there seemed to be larger plans in place for Hornswoggle's character.
"They call me the Saturday before Raw and say, 'You're going to be revealed as the anonymous general manager. Can you do a New Jersey accent?' 'I don't think so. I can try.' The only thing I could think of for a Jersey accent was the baby on Roger Rabbit. I just kept watching that scene over and over," Hornswoggle recalled on New Day: Feel The Power.
Hornswoggle was supposed to play a character called Big Nick from New Jersey, a tycoon who was swimming in dough and living the life of luxury. Only, he couldn't pull off the accent.
"I have my two best friends [Kofi Kingston and Curt Hawkins] in the seats and I hear them laughing. They cut the mics and they're yelling, 'NO! LEAVE THEM ON!' because they want to hear me fail. It failed so much in rehearsal and I kept trying backstage. Finally, the writer comes up to me and goes, 'It's not happening. You're just gonna be under the ring, Lawler is going to say it was you, and you're gonna bite him on the ass.' That was the big reveal," he said.
Kingston was very disappointed that Big Nick never came to fruition, believing it would have been a huge break for Hornswoggle.
Wait... the Anonymous Raw General Manager was almost "Big Nick from Joisey"?!? ---- @wwehornswoggle #NewDayPod @WWEBigE @TrueKofi @AustinCreedWins— WWE Podcasts (@WWE_Podcasts) October 12, 2020
You can view the entire exchange between Kofi and Hornswoggle in the featured video above.
The Anonymous GM briefly returned in 2014, but the angle was quickly dropped without resolution.
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