Jack Swagger’s Push, Short WWE Divas Matches, Andy Leavine, WWE Monitoring Signs

Do you see Jack Swagger ever getting back to the main event? I’m happy to see they’re pushing him again after a run when he was jobbing to people like Santino Marella.

I was told that Jack Swagger was humbled after his reign as World Heavyweight Champion due to problems with his behavior backstage/ego. The fact that WWE put the United States Championship on him last night shows they are committed to building him back up. While the title change was done to sell Zack Ryder’s “injuries,” Swagger clearly benefits. Swagger has a lot of potential and I could easily see him working in the main event again.

Why are Divas matches so short?

WWE Divas matches are limited due to time constraints. The WWE creative team has to work closely with production to get everything in. As you can imagine, Monday’s are very stressful due to going live on the USA Network and having to make sure to stay “on time.” Divas are not pushed based on athletic talent and in-ring performance so their matches are usually cut short as a result.

When will we see WWE Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine on WWE television?

Andy Leavine is still working in Florida Championship Wrestling and according to Jim Ross back in December; he still has a lot of work to do. As a result, JR doesn’t feel Leavine’s TV debut is imminent. Leavine got heat from his first appearance on WWE television in June in a segment with Steve Austin and Vince McMahon when he no-sold Austin’s stunner.

Does WWE monitor signs that are brought into arenas?

Yes, all signs are monitored by WWE production staff and cameramen and these are in addition to the monitoring of the venue’s event staff. Event staff is supposed to check signs when fans enter the venue but then it’s up to WWE’s staff to work with event staff to notice signs they deem “inappropriate” and make sure they are confiscated and don’t make television.

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  • Owen

    I have never taken Jack Thwagger theriouthly.

    Ever.

    • Ellen

      You're so right!

    • HPK

      Ouch !!!

    • just a fan

      Jack Swagger- " I do not have a THPEECH IMPEDIMENT!!!"

    • Paulio_j

      Yeah I know what you mean if I am not watching raw live I forward his match to the end. There is something about him that bores the hell outta me!

  • Misha

    How did big Andy get hurt in the segment anyway? He took a slap from Vince, a stunner from Austin and didnt even sell it that well.

    • wnwdotcom2

      He "hurt himself" by not selling – I didn't mean injured.

      • wnwdotcom2

        I edited the wording to prevent further confusion.

        • Misha

          oh! lol I get it. Thanks

          • HPK

            He failed a wellness test his first couple days of winning Tough Enough !!!

      • Mark

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paUmQBpGSHo

        Maybe you should actually watch the clip.

  • @commishg19

    Andy Leavine is wrestling under the name Kevin Hackman of all names as well.

    • Spyder

      Hackman, because he's a HACK!

    • Dangerous Lee

      I find it funny that the 1st loser of TE was the 1st person to debut on wwe tv. What a waste of a season….

  • Logan_Walker

    Two Thing Andy / Big Andy he was in FCW so he Left ? then he joined TE and Won ? then Went back ? Sounds Stupid Really and Anyone Else See The Sign FREAK Get Taken Down Before the Second Hr

  • Van

    how about they make the promos shorter and make the divas matches longer?

  • HPK

    Especially when the audience holds up a "watch TNA" sign !!! LOL!!!

    • Alex

      No one could be dumb enough hold that sign up, even if they were on Impact. lol

  • Da KiDD

    Somebody Call My Momma

  • Ronnie

    So whats the reason for the short Divas matches on SMACKDOWN. RAW opening in ring segment when on for 20 min.. The show doesn't end on time half of the time anyways.

  • Dangerous Lee

    Yep they definitely check signs. I remember going to raw in 2008 and the security told me I couldn’t bring in my sign that said “cena sucks”….

  • matt

    Randy Orton had backstage/ego problems as well when he won his first World Heavyweight championship, he learned from it and now he's one of WWE's biggest stars, hope that happens with Jack Swagger

  • hurrigame

    Jack Thwagger ath United Thtates Champion? Thuckerin Thuccotash Thylvethter!

  • Caroline Hoyle

    I have been to many live events in the uk, and they have never checked to see what our posters say !!!!

  • HPK

    You are all DESTHPICABLE !!!

  • Jaryd

    I think Ryder comes out of that looking stronger than Swagger, I mean, the guy took THREE finishers to be put away, after being flung off a loading deck by a big old monster the previous week.

  • Christen

    for the divas i would of simply answer Cause WWE Doesn't Care that is what it seems like to me they need to stop focusing on looks and hire women who can wrestler they let go some of the ones that can or had potential to be big and the ones they do have that wrestle they are treated horrible their matches get cut short for stupid segments example Michael Cole vs Lawler at WM

  • Hitman310

    I saw this one wwe production guy last night on raw removing like 4-5 sings with in the hour. Kinda crazy since they didnt seem to say anything bad..

  • Sebastian

    Signs weren't PG-friendly I guess.. Haa that sucks!

  • MonstaHeel 450

    Jack Thwagger, US Cthampion. An insthpiration to Thindy Bthrady's eveywhthere…… lol

  • scotts

    don't know if they still do it, put they used to give the audience planted signs to hold.