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YMMV: Jack Swagger
  • Awesome Music: His new theme, which he first used at Elimination Chamber 2013.
  • Badass Decay: After he came back in 2013, he went from a jobber to the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. Then, he got caught with marijuana in real life, and now he's jobbing to the Prime Time Players and Great Khali.
  • Base Breaker: He's become this really bad ever since he separated Bad New Barrett's shoulder. Is he a really strong man who has simply been the victim of bad luck involving other competitors? Or is he a sloppy, lazy performer who doesn't do nearly enough to protect the people he's going at in the ring?
  • Broken Base: Is Jack Swagger a great wrestler who should be pushed? Is he a bland wrestler and a terrible promo who should be buried? (The latter at least, was mended among detractors when he was given a manager)
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Him winning the Elimination Chamber in 2013, going over Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, Kane and Randy Orton ALL AT ONCE..
  • Fridge Brilliance: Upon his return as a decidedly racist "Real American" his first opponents were, an Italian (Santino Marella), a Ghanaian (Kofi Kingston), and an Italian-American "Guido," (Zack Ryder) all of whom his character would despise.
    • And to top it all off, his first feud in his persona was against the Mexican Alberto Del Rio. Of course, Mexicans are usually the first nationality some people think of when the immigration argument pops up.
    • The fact that WWE seems to have simply glossed over Jack Swagger's marijuana infraction? On an out-of-story level, it's probably because they didn't want to be forced to throw together an alternate storyline so close to Wrestlemania. But it is worth noting that one of the views typically associated with the Tea Party (who WWE is parodying with the Swagger/Coulter gimmick) is the legalization of marijuana.
  • Memetic Mutation: WEED THE PEOPLE!
  • Strawman Has a Point: Let's just say that some fans agree with what Swagger and Colter have to say and leave it at that. (This is a recurring problem any time WWE goes political, as their fanbase is large and diverse enough that somebody will invariably agree with heels/disagree with faces.)
  • Unnecessary Makeover: In 2012 he changed his hair from a cool looking spiky style to a rather unflattering combover that many fans refer to as the Choir Boy Cut. His messy hair after coming back in 2013 wasn't much better.
  • What an Idiot: After his tremendous push after returning, he promptly got caught speeding, got a DUI and got caught in possession of marijuana. He was promptly arrested. Now there's nowhere to go but down.
    • Made even worse by the fact that WWE announced that he was supposed to win the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania. Of course, nothing has come of it yet. From the looks of it, they still have big things planned for Swagger. However, announcing that Swagger was slated to win the title can't be a good sign.
      • It wasn't; he lost.

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