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A Close Look at “The All-American American” Jack Swagger's Title Reign

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  Wrestlers Jack Swagger (top) and Primo compete during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Christopher DunfeeContributor IIJune 23, 2010

If I wasn’t disgusted enough by the recent World Heavyweight Championship Title run, from “The All-American American” Jack Swagger; then this was the icing on the cake.


As we all know, Swagger lost his World Heavyweight Championship, prematurely in my opinion, this past Sunday at WWE Fatal 4 Way in a Fatal 4 Way match to Rey Mysterio, which also featured “The Straight Edge Superstar” C.M. Punk and The Big Show.


According to online reports, the following is from the first time run on the top of SmackDown! as the World Heavyweight Champion, which lasted from April to June.


-Four singles wins on TV


-Six singles TV losses (non-title losses to “The Viper” Randy Orton, “The Monday Night Delight” John Morrison, The Undertaker, WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, and twice to the new World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio)


-One Triple Threat win on TV


-One tag team loss on TV, in which Swagger took the pinfall clean.


-Three DQ losses, one of which was a title defense against The Big Show at WWE Over The Limit.


I honestly don’t recall Swagger jobbing to Morrison, but as is the case according to this report. I can understand jobbing here or there, by a fluke pin, or even a disqualification, but you can not sustain any momentum with the amount of clean jobbing Swagger has done, especially to guys such as Kofi Kingston and Rey Mysterio on a consistent basis.


As we reported here on Monday, World Wrestling Entertainment was supposedly unhappy with Swagger as champion, which as I mentioned in that report, the blame lays solely on WWE’s shoulders for the poor build prior to his title run, especially the historically awful booking during his reign on top.


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