Title This: WWE Raw Reaction 2-18-13

Josh Isenberg

Jack SwaggerThe Stories

Jack Swagger defeated Daniel Bryan in a solid match, but the bigger story was his State of the Union Address. With Swagger and Zeb Coulter talking about America, you are sure going to find some good parts in it. Coutler and Swagger talked about.

Zeb targets illegal immigrants, and talks about Alberto Del Rio stealing from the United States. He goes on to say that Jack will take his World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania, and they can be proud Americans again. This would have been perfect for last year, being in a Latino area like Miami. I am not sure how NY/NJ will react to this, especially since they love to boo the faces and cheer the heels. This could easily turn on them, so they have to be careful and consistent in how they book these two guys in the next 6 weeks. They have to separate the good and bad, and make sure they book it appropriately. I like this, but can these conversations last and keep our interest unil April?

Grade: C+

The Shield defeated Chris Jericho, Ryback, and Sheamus. When has Ryback picked up a meaningful win? After months of dominance, he has not had a big win. He lost to Punk at Hell in a Cell, Survivor Series against Punk and Cena, TLC against The Shield, January Raw against Punk, Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber, and now on Raw. Where is the reason for us to think he is something different now? Ryback is going through a phase of uncertainty. WWE does not know what they want to do with him, so they are keeping him in a feud where he cannot succeed at the cost of others' success. This was an entertaining match, as all three men bring something different to the table. They all bring one factor every night: ENERGY. They have this amazing energy together where every move and every match gets you interested. What will they do next? Who else can they face off against? I begin to wonder if they are being booked in a corner. Grade: B-

-Brad Maddox is the Assistant to Vickie Guerrero now. Hmm, I assume that you need for him to do something to be recognized, and he will not be wrestling anytime soon. I am okay with this, but feel it is way too forced for the already populated storylines.

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