Jack Swagger in the Main Event at WrestleMania Is Hard to Take
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One of the matches that I am least looking forward to at this evening's WrestleMania is the World title match between Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger.
Whilst I am not a huge fan of either wrestler, I can at least recognise the appeal of someone like Del Rio and find him to be a credible World champion.
I can't say the same for Jack Swagger. When he first broke into the WWE, it was clear that the company had high hopes for him. He quickly picked up the ECW Heavyweight title and followed that with a Money in the Bank victory, a United States title win and a run with the World Heavyweight title.
However, over the previous year Swagger had turned into something of a joke. In the shadow of Dolph Ziggler his career was going nowhere.
WWE didn't know what to do with him and he became a midcard jobber, cropping up now and again to be squashed by one of the bigger superstars. Over a period of three months Swagger lost to Santino Marella, Tyson Kidd and Brodus Clay, among others. Hardly World Championship material I am sure you will agree.
That was why I was so gobsmacked when he returned to WWE, earned a spot in the Elimination Chamber and then defeated Randy Orton to book a title shot against Del Rio at WrestleMania.
After months of losing to all comers, WWE now expected us to believe Swagger as a credible contender for one of the most prestigious belts in wrestling history. It was farcical and this match makes a mockery of wrestlers like Daniel Bryan who deserve their spot in the biggest matches in wrestling history.
The sign that it is a poor match is that I really don't care who wins. Each match on a main event card should have you pulling one way or the other and this one leaves me feeling apathetic.
A huge disappointment for the biggest show in WWE's calendar.
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