Swagger/Colter Controversy, Cashing In, Sin Cara's Status, Title Belt Cost

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Linda McMahon ran for the U.S. Senate as a Republican. Does it seem unusual that Vince McMahon is having Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter be stereotypical characters that basically follow the same political platform that his wife used?

We detailed the origins of the Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter team here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium. Basically Vince was upset at the mainstream media attention that Lucha Libre USA's RJ Brewer received and told Triple H to help WWE create something similar. Dutch Mantel was brought in and created as a play at conservative commentator Ann Coulter. I am absolutely flabbergasted that media organizations like FOX News are covering this as controversy. It's a fictitious scripted wrestling angle. Vince isn't trying to influence US politics (they already tried and failed); he's trying to get attention on a repackaged Jack Swagger. Vince has accomplished the goal of getting the mainstream media to pay attention but it may not be the kind of attention they were looking for as they already issued a statement in attempt to quell critics.

When is Dolph Ziggler going to "cash in" his Money in the Bank briefcase? Doesn't he only have until Wrestlemania to do so?

Following the storyline, Dolph Ziggler has a full 365 days to "cash in" the Money in the Briefcase from the day that he won it. Ziggler won the briefcase at Money in the Bank 2012 on July 15, 2012 so he still has a little less than five months to follow the storyline. As for when it will happen, I don't think anyone knows. It was brought up several times prior to pay-per-views late last year but obviously didn't happen.

Have you heard anything backstage about Sin Cara's status? Could he be on his way out? If so, do you think WWE dropped the ball with Sin Cara?

Sin Cara is safe for now but there is no question he's had a disappointing run in WWE. Coming in as a very successful star from Mexico, Triple H hoped Sin Cara could end up as the replacement of Rey Mysterio. Unfortunately, Cara has struggled to adapt to the WWE style, been hampered with injuries and even failed a Wellness test. I do not think WWE dropped the ball with him as I put the problems directly on the shoulders of Sin Cara. He had WWE pushing his debut, Hunter as a vocal supporter backstage yet still found a way to fail a Wellness test. He's flashed his greatness but has struggled more often than not. I also think it highlights WWE has undervalued Rey Mysterio. While plagued with problems of his own, you can't just create another guy as talented as Mysterio.

How much do WWE championship belts cost?

WWE reported on dot com that the new WWE title belt cost more than $50,000 to create and develop. Obviously replicas are cheaper as you can purchase one for $449.99.

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