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How long has Teddy Long been the GM of smackdown and why has he been there so long?
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Old 17 May 2010, 01:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How long has Teddy Long been the GM of smackdown and why has he been there so long?

Is there any reason why he lasted this long something special about him or what?















Vince said he has been there for 10 years in total and dont nothing significant lol that was at the beginning of his probation. So he has been there longer then 4 years.
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Old 17 May 2010, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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His current run as GM of SmackDown! has only been for around two years cause Vickie fired Long, so Long became GM of ECW in mid 2008, if memory serves.
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Old 17 May 2010, 01:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Because Teddy makes the best face GM that the crowd loves.
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Old 17 May 2010, 01:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think that there is just a general sense of if it isn't broke, don't fix it that applies to Teddy Long's tenure as GM.































I mean, there isn't anything particularly special or endearing about him, but at the same time there isn't really anything to really dislike about him either. I mean, he's just sort of...there. He is a pure story line prop, and he fulfils his role to a satisfactory degree, but I don't find that he really adds or detracts from the product in any way. I get the sense that anyone could perform his job. He isn't a great actor, but he's passable, you know what I mean?































Personally, I've always thought that the on-air GM position is much more naturally suited towards a heel character. It's always easier to cheer for and get behind a hero when they are forced to fight the odds, and that's hard to do when the authority figure of the show is on the hero's side. It isn't very conducive. However, there is a fine line. I mean, Vickie Guerrero isn't a good heel. She's just annoying. She makes me want to change the channel, not buy the next pay-per-view to watch her get her comeuppance.































I think that Teddy Long has lasted this long simply because they don't have anyone better or really different to take the job. Like you said, he's been there for a very long time, but I don't think he's going anywhere anytime soon.
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Old 17 May 2010, 01:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i think he started around 2006 and why shouldn't he be there he's made some of the best matches in SD and while he was gone you have to admit some of the worst matches were made. so i'm happy that he is actually still in Smackdown
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teddy long for years as general manager raw guest hosts
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