Teddy Long Says WWE Planned On Turning Him Heel In 2012

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WWE once had plans for Teddy Long to turn heel and feud with Booker T in 2012.

That year, Long lost his role as SmackDown General Manager to John Laurinaitis, as a result of the Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny in a 12-man tag team match from WrestleMania 28.

Speaking to Sportskeeda, Long recalled the planned feud which would have resulted in the popular General Manger turning heel.

“Booker was going to come in and become the General Manager, and they were getting ready to turn me heel.


“One time I did commentary with Michael Cole and Booker. I’m putting Booker over, and all of a sudden, Michael Cole said something like, ‘He doesn’t think you were doing good’ and so I paused a minute, and I’m like, ‘Oh, okay, so Booker said that? Okay, all right, so that’s how Booker feels.'”


After a year, Booker was quietly phased out of his General Manager role and The Authority became the on-screen higher-ups in August 2013.

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