The Ridiculousness Of Kane's Character, Chris Jericho's WWE Departure, How Much Time I Spend Working, Jack Swagger's Future

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Is it just me or is Kane's character ridiculous? In the past few years he's gone from putting The Undertaker in a vegetative state to playing trombone with Santino, back to being a disturbed monster... now he's a face again? Do you find the frequent switches make it hard for fans to care about him one way or the other?

It's interesting you mentioned Kane as I was just told this week by one of my sources how Kane is an example of the writers being "burned out,"  floating the character with no direction. To his credit, Kane is a reliable veteran that can work as a babyface or a heel but he never got over to the point where he could carry things as "the guy." As a result he's worked in the mid-card and in the main event, having a decent amount of success in both but it does become confusing to keep up with.

When Chris Jericho finishes up with WWE in a couple weeks, is he finished for good?

I am under the impression that Chris Jericho's WWE contract is out of dates after SummerSlam. Based on what he told, he intends to leave before then. The door will always be open for Jericho to return but it would be great for Dolph Ziggler to go over in their program and would be somewhat of a "passing of the torch."

How much time do you spend a week or in a day getting information about what's going on in WWE and TNA?

I work 12+ hours most every day, with the exception being Saturday's or non-PPV Sunday's. Time off is important but it's very important to me to keep my readers in the know all the time. There is a tremendous amount of information thrown at me every day and it's my responsibility to sort through it, follow-up on leads and post detailed and accurate information. I pride myself in giving readers an experience that is better than anything else out there but I couldn't do it without your support.

What has happened to Jack Swagger?

Jack Swagger hit a snag during his run as World Heavyweight Champion with behavioral problems backstage and has never been able to recover. As of mid-July there were no creative plans for him.

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  • Gary

    What happened to Jack Swagger? Really? Lack of image, lack of personality, lack of mic skills…who really cares about Swagger? Now he sports that ridiculous hair cut, he looks like a goof from a elementary school playground.

    • George Takei

      Swagger is one of the most boring and bland superstars ever

  • Dave Barton

    I just try my best to "suspend disbelief" when it comes to Kane, and view him as an across-the-board unstable individual who will cycle through periods of humor & brutality. I have too much respect for Glenn Jacobs to view Kane in any other way,..his athleticism & verbal versatility is unquestionable.

    • Guy Landau

      I agree regarding Kane's skillset, however the frequent turns are just unbearable.

  • The1God

    As far as Kane goes, just be thankful they did not bring him back as Issac Yankem (Yet)

    • Erik Draven

      Please don't say that… if the writers are indeed "burned out," and I'm not sure if a pun was intended there or not, we might see a return of the man with the bad teeth from Decay-tur.

  • MaTail

    Lol i agree with you, swagger is a joke.

  • Sarcastic Smark 2.0

    Oh, you're confused with Kane's frequent character switches? You must have never heard the phrase "Creative has nothing for you"

  • stoney

    Next stop for Jack Swagger…………………. UNEMPLOYMENT

    • Kevin

      Nah, there's always TNA. They love picking up WWE's trash.

  • Ace Vivid

    In this day and age it is kinda hard to define who’s a heel or face because if the split in the audience. Most adult fans will cheer or boo someone for reasons outside of their character. If a heel is too good at wha he does, he will be cheered. A face who is too much of a face will be boo’d because they pander too much. Then there’s everything in between. Most characters, in the audience’s eyes, are all tweeners. IMO

  • Matt

    I think some of the worst storylines Kane was involved in was the necrophilia storyline and the Lita pregnancy angle

  • Jay

    Where is David Otunga, Eve, Kelly Kelly, Wade Barrett and Evan Bourne??? Even tho some are injured its been 6 months or more then 6 months now and still not seen them

    • Herman Tank

      Actually I'm curious about Barrett's return as well. For some reason I'd also like Otunga to well too. I don't care much about the other three.

  • Richie

    It’s been 2+ years since his WHC run! How long do you have to job to Santino to redeem yourself? Oh well if he gets released maybe we’ll see him in TNA as an apprentice to Angle or something.

    • Hardy

      Oh god no! Sorry but swagger isn’t even good enough for TNA. Hasn’t got terrible in ring ability I suppose, but everything else is just awful.

  • christopher525

    Wow, I have become so use to nobody caring about Swagger, I didn't even notice the question about him.

  • johncena

    100% honest internet fans are never happy. Lauranitis is gone now no one should complain the dark days are over. Once Kane came back it brought his value up 100% as a usable character. Once kane took off the mask he just wasn’t kane anymore. Neverbeen a kane fan or gave him tv time till he came back with the mask again.he is in his prime run and most entertaining he has been and could see him back with the world title. Plus loved seeing him beat orton at mania

  • Khris

    In addition to swagger’s flaws with look and wrestling skills sometimes he has a bad tan making him look like a tall orange oompa loompa

  • Tino199

    I come here at least a good 7 to 10 times aday

  • Miles

    I just want to see Kane dominate, chokeslams and tombstones all round. As far as heel and face turns, just let the wrestlers be themselves and let the fans decide who to boo or cheer, it’ll make the characters a lot more believable and allow people to be pushed on their talents making for a better quality product. Survival of the fittest.

  • Jamie

    I like it when Kane is just dominating, but I also like Kane's babyface before he had his mask removed

  • Adam O’Brien

    I don’t think the Dolph Ziggler/Chris Jericho feud will end until Y2J returns.
    I think Ziggler will injure Jericho in an angle where he’s forced to leave for a few months (for the tour), and he can return to face Dolph Ziggler at Wrestlemania. Maybe for a title? That’d be interesting.

  • steve

    Whilst Kane has been a heel, tweener, face, tweener for so long at the end of the day he is Mr reliable and the crowd appreciate his ability and want to like him what ever his role. I think he has 1 major run left in him and I would love nothing better than to see a new character – Kanes other brother Glenn Jacobs have a crack – the ultimate face me thinks??

  • jay

    Jack swagger is a ncaa division 1 champ