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Backstage Talk on Swagger & WM 29, Rhodes Volunteers for Rock Segment

– We noted earlier that Cody Rhodes participated in a post-RAW segment with The Rock in Lafayette earlier this week after the show went off the air. Cody actually volunteered for the segment and pitched the idea of him going out and taking a People’s Elbow and Rock Bottom.

– WWE sources note that Jack Swagger was scheduled to win the World Heavyweight Title from Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania 29. No word yet on what his arrest means for booking plans but WWE creative was working late on Wednesday night to come up with ideas, which doesn’t sound good for Swagger and Zeb Colter.

There’s talk that if WWE officials saw fit to change the direction of the match, then Dolph Ziggler would most likely get the WrestleMania match with Del Rio.

If Swagger ends up suspended and loses the WrestleMania match, the arrest altogether would cost him upwards of $250,000.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Jason Lentini

    Don’t you meant belts as in plural since he was ECW & WWE Champ ? Either way though I do agree as that would totally contradict what they did to RVD not to mention it could jeopardize the whole deal with Bruno.

  • I wonder if the most obvious way to do it would be Swagger loses, then Ziggler come out and wins the title.

  • Sounds good to me.

  • Eberardo Burgos

    Swagger has no one to blame but himself .

  • d_pooch

    Ziggler vs. DelRio at WM, Ziggler loses, Ziggler beats up DelRio after the match, THEN cashes in and wins! I don’t think anyone has ever cashed in after their own match.

  • Prince

    Wow, Swagger really screwed himself. What an idiot. I’d personally like to see Ziggler cash on Raw, setting up a match between him and ADR at WrestleMania.

  • He HAS to get suspended. If they don’t, it would make a total lie of the same system that punished RVD so harshly back in 2007 for LESSER offenses. RVD didn’t get a dui, he’s not that stupid. He got caught speeding, which was stupid, and Sabu had stuff on him. Double stupid. Because RVD was champ, he was suspended for a month and stripped of the belt, which was a damn shame, because he was in the midst of his biggest WWE push. Swagger is an idiot for getting in trouble like this, when rumor has it he wanted to quit WWE because they weren’t really using him, now they finally do and he fucks up this bad? Send his ass home without pay. No WM for him, period. That’s the ONLY right thing to do.

  • Well if they go ahead and make it Del Rio vs Ziggler then it could be interesting….they could either have Ziggler cash in on Raw and build it up, or give him the match at Wrestlemania…Del Rio retains, Big E comes in and destroys Del Rio then Ziggler cashes in his MITB

  • Shawn Bronald

    I like the Zeb Colter character. If Swagger gets released or simply taken off TV, I’d say pair Colter with someone else… perhaps someone from developmental. Personally, an interesting pairing might be with the United States Champion, Antonio Cesaro. It seems like an odd pairing, since Cesaro is a foreigner, but he says he respects American values and what America stands for…. not what it has become.