Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger have been highlighting the Raw Supershow for the better part of the last three months. They have a front burner story, and their names are on the tip of every wrestling fan’s tongue all around the world. Remember? Yeah, Me neither.
Where is this storyline going? A heel vs. heel match? A face turn for either of two guys that haven’t shown much promise out on their own? Nah, not at all. The proper direction for this storyline is for it to culminate with the biggest midcard coup since the Bobby Heenan Family. Alex Riley must join Vicki Guerrero.
Riley has shown incredible talent and promise; he just needs to stay relevant. Vickie is a proven star maker. This allows Riley to be the glue that keeps Swagger and Ziggler cohesive. Riley gives the group a proven talker, which it needs to follow the omnipresent “Excuse Me.” And most importantly it allows WWE a cheap excuse to explain Riley’s sandbagging in matches with Swagger and Ziggler.
With the U.S. Champion as a the preeminent wrestler in the group, a dangerous submission artist and muscle in Swagger, and Riley and Vickie being the energy and mouthpieces, WWE would have lightning in a bottle, having interchangeable pieces to bounce between Smackdown and Raw. The only real loser in this situation would be John Morrison, who would be the fall guy upon whose expense this group is formed. Sorry IWC, he’s not going up anytime soon and he would be better served in the long run by being the underdog that WWE and kids love so much.
This group spells Upward Mobility.
I just hope we have a chance to see it.