Title This: WWE Friday Night Smackdown Reaction 2-1-13

Josh Isenberg

Jack SwaggerThe Stories

Jack Swagger defeated Kofi Kingston in his return match to the WWE. After being out for a handful of months, Swagger finally made his return at the beginning of the show. He would come out and say that he should be involved in the Elimination Chamber match to decide who gets to be the number one contender. He actually sounded much better, and his lisp did not affect me as it used to in previous conversations. He sounded more realistic and not robotic. I can see he improved on getting to the point and not emphasising each word the same. That is great for him. As he faced Kingston, he actually struggled a bit to get going offensively. He would have to fight off a faster and more crisp Kingston.

Jack Swagger ends up winning, but my questions are beginning to stir. Why is Kofi Kingston falling down even more now ever since losing the Intercontinental Championship? He has the look, the crowd reaction, and the energy. He should be utilized so much more right now. Maybe not a word champion, but he DESERVES to be in the Elimination Chamber match over Khali. Swagger comes back, and I am excited for it. I think he will slowly change his look in the coming weeks, and find a niche that he can thrive in. Maybe he turns face, or maybe he switches his American gimmick. Either way, he is super talented inside the ring and needs to find a character, a personality, so he does not get wasted again. This is a critical time for Swagger, and he can sink or swim.

Grade: B

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