In case you have been living underneath a rock, Jack Swagger has been severely dropped down the ladder in WWE. To give you an idea of how bad things are for his character right now, the former world heavyweight champion has not been given a televised victory on Monday Night Raw or Smackdown since the start of 2015. Based on how things are going, that streak might last all year.
August 16, 2015
Some bad news if you're hoping to see Zeb Colter back on television. The belief right now is that his return is unlikely to happen because WWE simply has no desires to put a lot of focus on Jack Swagger. He is now considered someone that is lost in the shuffle. Despite being a former world heavyweight champion, his role nowadays will be that of a filler. Job security for Swagger is said to be pretty low, as management feel he is replaceable.
April 8, 2015
Last week, Jack Swagger was sent over to England to do a promotional tour for WWE. While there, he revealed something rather interesting in an interview. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he was interested in transitioning from a career in professional wrestling to one in Hollywood. While he admittedly is not a great actor, Swagger stated that he could learn to be better. He stated that his dream is to star in a comedy.
March 13, 2015
In order to push him higher up the ladder, WWE will eventually be required to take the United States Heavyweight Championship off of Rusev. However, people backstage do not want to see John Cena picking up the strap because it would seem like a demotion for his character. An idea being tossed around backstage is to have Cena helping another wrestler, such as Jack Swagger or Curtis Axel, win the belt from the Russian sympathizer.
March 5, 2015
With a lot of spots being filled at Wrestlemania, there are those wondering where Jack Swagger will end up. Since he has not worked a full fledged feud lately, it is very unlikely that the former world heavyweight champion is going to be given a straight up singles match on the pay per view. WWE needs bodies to fill up the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal, so that is the most likely landing spot for Swagger. Very unlikely to win the match.
February 26, 2015
Since WWE is pushing him back down the ladder and making him a filler wrestler, there are those that are naturally concerned about the job security of Jack Swagger. As of right now, he appears to be safe. Even with his previous legal issues, he still has some supporters backstage. Plus, the former world heavyweight champion still has enough name value that he could be of some assistance to TNA, who has started signing wrestlers again.
January 19, 2015
When Jack Swagger was given a slight push by WWE earlier in the month, there were some fans who were under the impression that he was going to be moving back up the ladder again. However, as reports had stated, the former world heavyweight champion was simply used to elevate Rusev in a stall feud. Swagger is moving back down the ladder now, as evident by the fact that he put over Luke Harper in a match on Monday Night Raw.
December 30, 2014