planning to push hard on Glenn Beck, What's saving
WWE Superstar Jack Swagger - Feb 2013
News: WWE planning to push hard on Glenn Beck, What's
saving WWE Superstar Jack Swagger?
the wrestling news story that has caught the imagination
of wrestling fans (and many political commentators)
around the world - WWE - Jack Swagger's 'We The People'.
With Swaggers real life run in with the law the story
has taken on a life of its own. Media Man Int www.mediamanint.com
with the update...
WWE source noted that they wouldnt be surprised
if the whole Glenn Beck situation is what is saving
Jack Swagger and his WrestleMania storyline following
Tuesday nights arrest. WWE will likely go hard
on the angle this Monday night. The source speculated
that we may get a 2013 version of Vince McMahon challenging
Eric Bischoff to a fight on RAW.
Swagger was the most searched topic on Yahoo for a
brief time last night, and he's also turning up strong
results in the Google search engine. Searches for
"WWE" and "Pro Wrestling" have
also seen an overall increase since the Swagger -
We The People - Beck angle.
NEWS: Beck responds to WWE's Raw request - "booked
doing anything else," WWE releases video of Colter
& Swagger "breaking character," then
releases "in-character" video...
political commentator Glenn Beck rejected WWE's invitation
to appear on Monday's Raw. The official statement,
published Friday night at TheBlaze.com, reads: Unfortunately
I am currently booked doing anything else.
follows a hard push from WWE on Friday to get Beck
to appear at Raw from Dallas, where Beck resides.
WWE wanted Beck to be involved in their program involving
the "anti-immigration" heels Jack Swagger
and Zeb Colter.
to Beck's response, WWE released a new video from
Swagger and Colter rebutting Beck's recent criticisms
of WWE programming, including Beck accusing WWE of
"making a villain out of the Tea Party."
heel duo "breaks character" mid-way through
the video to deliver a corporate, propaganda message
about WWE programming. The idea is to promote WWE
content as fictional television, like a prime-time
TV drama. Colter identifies himself as Wayne Keown
and Jack Swagger identifies himself as Jake Hager.
Keown delivers the message about WWE's storyline being
designed to illicit a crowd response for the protagonist,
Alberto Del Rio, and the antagonists, Colter and Swagger,
the video snaps back into promo mode to "show
how it's done."
of the central themes is Keown attempting to take
Beck's comment aimed at WWE, the company, that it's
"stupid wrestling," and turn it into a claim
that Beck called WWE's audience stupid, which flashes
back to WWE's "Stand Up For WWE" propaganda
campaign in 2010.
releasing the "breaking character" video,
WWE released a two-minute version that delivers the
same message to Beck, but does not have Colter and
Swagger "break character.
WWE has yet to formally address Hager's arrest Tuesday
night following the Smackdown taping, where Hager
allegedly sped, drove under the influence, and possessed
WrestleMania match still booked at time of publication...
time of publication it will still be Jack Swagger
VS Alberto De Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship
at WrestleMania, which will be available on PPV television
in most parts of the western world. One would have
to say that De Rio would be the favorite to retain
his title, given Swagger's recent run in with the
law, however, in the WWE "anything can happen"
at top brass Vince McMahon has told us many times
over the year. It is expect that the other main event
match at WrestleMania will be The Rock VS John Cena
(a rematch from last years WrestleMania).
state it will be Brock Lesnar VS Triple H.
fans are hoping that Chris Jericho and CM Punk are
booked into matches, helping to keep the wrestling
quality on the showcase event at a very high level.
all accounts it should be a very hot WrestleMania
as far as mainstream interest, ticket and PPV sales.
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