Originally Posted by Anybody Thrilla
I love Jack Swagger. Still one of my favorites on the roster.
And Noid, as far as promos where he sold himself as a performer, did you ever see that one on Smackdown when he was champ and had all of his life accomplishments in the ring with him? That shit was awesome. I've been looking for a 'Swaggie" sandwich ever since.
Swagger's position isn't his fault. He's just one of those guys that is a more than reliable hand that the writers tend to forget about every now and again for some reason. He's kinda like Wade Barrett in that aspect, and Barrett had been bouncing back nicely before his injury. Swagger's not dead yet.
I absolutely loved those promos, Thrilla. I loved how they sounded like a high school kidding giving a rehearsed speech. That delivery was absolutely hilarious and perfect for the character of a high school jock that likes to please Daddy and do well at everything he does.
That being said -- while I found those promos entertaining, I don't think they really sold Swagger as an in-ring competitor. He did talk about his amateur wrestling accomplishments, and how people like to name sandwiches after him, but it was more comedic than something that sold Swagger as a legitimate threat.
Big Show and Kane really sold the Ankle Lock when Swagger adopted it after losing the World Title, but I can't remember a single promo where Swagger talked about how effective he actually is as a professional wrestler. I think the closest I have seen is a home-made video he did with his wife handling the camera:
"Do people sometimes get jealous that you're the greatest wrestler in the world? Of course they do -- I'm the greatest wrestler in the world."