The authority figure in WWE has been a constant character for a very long time (some would say too long). They’ve ranged in effectiveness from iron-fisted dictators to hopelessly inept jokes, and everything in between. Some of them have defined long stretches of WWE programming, and some have been in and out of the job so quickly that we forgot they even had it. In this list, we’ve gathered information on some of the very best men and women to hold positions of authority in WWE over the years.
Eugene’s one-day reign as Raw GM will live forever in our hearts as one of the most entertaining reigns of any GM in history. Left in charge by his uncle, Eric Bischoff, the simple-minded Eugene immediately installed himself in his new office (a bouncy castle), and set about outsmarting his alleged buddies in Evolution at every turn. In his first act as Raw GM, Eugene created the never-before-seen Musical Chairs Match, possibly the greatest match gimmick ever created, which was won by Chris Jericho but also featured Ric Flair attempting to cheat outrageously at a child’s game. This was probably the peak of Eugene’s career before Triple H would ultimately betray him and then bury the character at SummerSlam, but we like to remember it. Plus, we needed a tenth entry and we didn’t want to put John Laurinaitis on this list. That’s right, Johnny Ace, we thought you were a worse GM than Eugene! Think about that and try to sleep at night!