I'm Liking the Zeb Coulter Gimmick ...
Of course, Zeb Coulter has proven himself to be a good mouthpiece for JackSwagger . I've always liked Jack Swagger even back in the day where he was a midcard jobber to the more popular wrestlers. He was a previous champion and I particularly liked him when he was the ECW champion. No doubt that he is a gifted wrestler that can hold his own in the ring against the superstars of his generation, however, Jack Swagger never had anything going for him in terms of identity. He dubbed himself the 'All American American' but that wasn't enough to separate himself from the rest of the WWE roster who had far more interesting personalities and gimmicks. Plus, Jack Swagger wasn't able to cut an impressive promo back then.
Enter Zeb Coulter!
Zeb Coulter has been nothing short of amazing in the times that he has held the mic and accompanied Jack Swagger. Zeb Coulter is being played by Dirty Dutch Mantel. Dutch Mantel has been working with WWE and TNA more in the background as a booking manager and road agent. Anyway, as Zeb Coulter, he has given Jack Swagger personality and character. Zeb Coulter's rants about the decay of America and Jack Swagger's quest to restore it in its old glory can be borderline controversial but is definitely entertaining. They have done correctly, pitting Jack Swagger with Zeb Coulter against the then baby face Alberto Del Rio together with RicardoRodriguez . The match would have been one of the main events in Wrestlemania but then the DUI (or was it possession charges) controversy happened to Jack Swagger. The match was dropped and Jack Swagger fell off the WWE radar. Zeb Coulter and Jack Swagger came back again, this time with Swiss Superstar, AntonioCesaro , as the tag team The Real Americans and although, they didn't do much in the tag team division, they were a good tag team. I always thought that they would have been good tag team champions but I guess WWE creative thought otherwise. The Real American has since broken up, with Antonio Cesaro turning into a PaulHeyman guy and then a guy for The Authority. Now we are back to the Zeb Coulter-Jack Swagger 'angry patriotic' dudes' gimmick and rightfully so since I believe that this gimmick can be the source of many rivalries involving the patriots, Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter, against the enemies of their beloved red, white, blue. That is exactly what we have right now, Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter in one side against Rusev and Lana in another. Zeb Coulter can spew his patriotic rants all he wants and he can get away with it. Jack Swagger just needs to stand there and wave the American flag and put his arm across his chest and I'd still like this gimmick!
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