Imagine a hypothetical scenario where The Authority weren't currently running the show (or at least had no reason to be present on the show and took a short break to let someone else run things in their temporary absence) and they appointed Bad News Barrett as the interim Raw General Manager. It would have been a great spot to put him in while he was still recovering from his shoulder injury. They did the same thing with Kurt Angle in 2004, where he was made the General Manager of Smackdown while he recovered from his reoccurring neck problems. Imagine all the different kinds of "bad news" that Barrett could deliver to different talent on the roster. Someone thinks they don't have a match tonight, possibly due to an injury, but out comes Barrett to tell them that not only do they have a match tonight, but it's next. Or imagine someone like Sheamus getting in Barrett's face backstage and accused of him of cowardice for hiding behind his positioning of power and says that he lacks the same strength, stamina or guts that guys like him have, and so Barrett books Sheamus to defend his US Title later in the night. After a successful title defense, Barrett comes out and tells Sheamus that he might feel as if he's done for the night, but he's afraid he has some bad news - if Sheamus really does have so much stamina and guts, then surely he won't mind defending his championship twice in the same night, and out comes a fresh opponent for a new match. Imagine interactions between Barrett and Cena, too. It'd be great to see Barrett deliver bad news to the WWE Champion at least once. This is all fantasy-booking, but it's cool to imagine how fun it would be to witness BNB as the Raw General Manager. Or hell, even as the Smackdown General Manager since The Authority doesn't feel like appearing on that show most weeks, and Barrett could serve as their stand-in on Fridays.