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Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger Will Impress at WrestleMania 29

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Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistJanuary 10, 2017

Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger will square off for the World Heavyweight title.  Though some may think that their feud has been lackluster, this upcoming match has potential.

Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger will impress at WrestleMania 29.

The world champion Del Rio is no stranger to quality work ethic. His luchador ability and submission finisher amplifies his stiff style. His cross-armbreaker has become one of the deadlier looking submissions, getting many to tap out including Wade Barrett and Antonio Cesaro.

Swagger, the Real American, found new life under his manager Zeb Colter. Swagger uses his amateur wrestling background to complement his power game. His Patriot Lock (the ankle lock) is different because of Swagger’s 6’7” frame. He uses his height as leverage and stands in the middle of the ring while applying pressure. Not many can withstand the pain and are forced to tap out.

It’s almost like looking at a mirror when these two stand next to each other. Do you see where we’re going with this?

Styles make bouts; that’s the old philosophy. It doesn’t matter if both styles are different or the same. Del Rio’s style will bring the best out of Swagger and vice versa.

Namely, Del Rio is underrated for his good matches in his WWE career with Rey Mysterio, CM Punk and John Cena. His recent work with Barrett, Cesaro and Dolph Ziggler shows Del Rio as a solid ring technician.

Swagger is also an underrated worker whose matches with Chris Jericho and Daniel Bryan have been impressive on free television.

There’s one problem with both of them: they have a tough time getting the crowd engaged. Come WrestleMania this will change.

Styles make bouts; Del Rio and Swagger almost have the exact same wrestling technique. Both are physical and love their submissions. What makes them different is Del Rio’s aerial attack to Swagger’s ground game. Differences pulled aside, each can utilize those strategies as their trademark.

It’s quite possible they could steal the show at WrestleMania in a card filled with heavy hitters. It’s ripe for the taking. If any match can steal the show, Albert Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger could do it. Let’s see what surprises they have in store for WrestleMania. 

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