Zeb Colter Character Stolen From Independent Promotion?, Who Created The Gimmick As A Reaction To Vince McMahon’s Anger/Jealousy, Why WWE Is So High Up On Jack Swagger, Program With Alberto Del Rio

We heard on Saturday that the talk coming out of last week’s television tapings was for Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter to eventually feud with Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez. There was also talk about the origins of the Zeb Colter character played by Dutch Mantel.

We are able to say with 100% certainly the character was inspired by the RJ Brewer character from Lucha Libre USA. For those that don’t remember, Brewer and Lucha Libre USA were featured on ABC’s Nightline a couple weeks ago. Vince McMahon was said to be livid/jealous that a small company was able to get that type of mainstream media attention for one of their characters.

Vince demanded that WWE come up with someone in a similar role, putting Triple H in charge of deciding how to handle it. Hunter came up with the idea of having it be a manger doing the gimmick, picked Dutch Mantel to play it and decided to put him with Swagger since Swagger has always had the all American gimmick.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/richardleaf20 Richard Norman Welsh

    Still seems random that Swagger is off TV for 6 months+ and now is headlining WrestleMania. And before anyone says ‘what about The Rock or Brock Lesnar?’ they have proven drawing power. Swagger hasn’t drawn a dime in this business so it’s kinda odd that he’d be given a main event push so quickly out of the gate

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonmgill2493 Jon Gill

      Finally, someone with a good, reasonable argument.

    • JL

      Agree with all your points. Unfortunatley, most of the IWC doesn’t understand logic, objectiveness or reasoning.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3GELHSGASCJYIWXCMKPUTAJ5HM Win

      Ryback? The Shield? Both unproven. Both given main event angles. Both doing just fine.

      • http://www.facebook.com/richardleaf20 Richard Norman Welsh

        Fair point but they were unknowns in the main event scene. Swagger had a shot in 2010 and most would consider it a failed main event run. After that he jobbed to guys like Evan Bourne and Santino on a fairly regular basis. 2 different scenarios my friend.

  • http://twitter.com/thepowerserge thepowerserge

    Swagger couldn’t hit sand if he fell off a camel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinneerajlal Justin Lal

    Fans are always bitching how the WHC means nothing — so why give a damn about the match for that title at WM?

    • JL

      You know how most of the IWC is though, they aren’t happy unless they are crying about something.

      • http://www.facebook.com/justinneerajlal Justin Lal

        IWC has become spoiled. I realize I’m apart of the IWC, but like a member of the mainstream media they don’t have to accept what the institution stands for. WWE catered well to the IWC from late 2011 all the way to last years WM as both Punk and Bryan went in as champions. IWC needs to take a backseat to this years WM.

        • JL

          I realize I’m apart of it as well. But me & you and a few others actually understand how the wrestling business works and why they sometimes make the decisions that they do. We have the ability too look at things objectively unlike most on this page, which is refreshing too me. And I 100% agree. from late 2011 until this past Royal Rumble the IWC got what they wanted but still found something to complain about. What they don’t understand is that the IWC only makes up about 20-25% of the wrestling base. Keep posting bro, good too see some knowledgeable wrestling fans on here

          • http://www.facebook.com/justinneerajlal Justin Lal

            25%? I was thinking more 15%! I feel WWE has enough talent and resources to cater their product to the traditional wrestling fans and the hardcore ones (IWC). They have 5 hours of programming per week — there’s enough to make everyone happy.

          • JL

            Could be 15%, I was just throwing out a number lol.

          • Just saying

            You two should get a room!!

          • JL

            I see your back too trolling me again. And here I was starting too fill negactled. What’s your next move, you gonna steal my name again and start posting random BS again like last time.

          • Just saying

            Is this “Puto”?!?!? Hey douche!! I was wondering what happen to you .. I see you still can’t spell .. But don’t worry .. I don’t ever want you “to” not “too” “FEEL” not “fill” neglected!!
            TrOll 4-Life!..

          • JL

            I see you still can’t find a date, blow up dolls must be hard too find these days. Now go play on the highway little boy.

          • Just saying

            Lmao!.. That’s why I’m with your mom .. And once again it “to” not “too” .. Don’t worry lil buddy, I’m not trying to replace your dad, but I can teach you a thing or two boy ..
            “TeacH” BITCH!..

          • JL

            While your doing that I’ll be teaching your mom how to shallow, something your mom should of done with you years ago. Then I’m going too bitch slap your dad for not wearing a condom.

            Man, I sure do miss making you my bitch. It was good trading insults with you once again but I can see you brought a knife to a gun fight once again. So this will be the last you hear from me. Have fun stalking me. It’s good to know I have fans out there. Good day sir.

          • Nostaljack

            Can this be over now? Stuff like this is likely why Richard was moderating this area at one point.

          • JL

            Yup I’m done. But can you please tell “Just Saying” too stop using my name too post random stuff on here pretending to be me? I had to change my name because of that.

          • Win

            Nobody used your name kid. Get a life!

          • JL

            Get tested little girl

          • The Great One

            So much for being done. They’re should be a age restriction on this site! Children like “JL” should not be allowed access!

          • JL

            Little Girls like you shouldn”t be allowed either. Get tested kid.

          • Nostaljack

            Can you just be a big boy and ignore it?

  • JL

    Not a fan of Swagger’s but at least the Chamber outcome was unpredictable. Who knows, ADR/Swagger may actually turn out too be good. Fresh blood in the title scene so I’m willing too give it a chance and so should everyone else. I just wonder how creative will be able too pull off this prejudice angle and keep it within the confines of PG.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3GELHSGASCJYIWXCMKPUTAJ5HM Win

    This angle, is going to get real personal, real soon. This is the type of angle that can rub people the wrong way and that always makes for a good TV. Played correctly, it can get interesting enough to steal some of the spotlight.