WWE News: Jack Swagger angle moving forward, Glenn Beck invited to address Raw viewers

Feb 22, 2013 - 12:03 PM

WWE issued the following press release to to announce that they have invited talk show host and political commentator Glenn Beck to appear on Monday's Raw.

WWE has extended an invitation to talk show host and political commentator, Glenn Beck to appear live this Monday on Raw, in response to a segment that aired on TheBlaze TV yesterday.  In the segment, Beck references WWE as “stupid wrestling people,” when criticizing a recent WWE storyline involving WWE characters Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio®, Jack Swagger® and Zeb Colter®.  WWE is giving Beck the opportunity to address our 14 million weekly viewers and our global fan base, as he believes we are offending our “conservative” fans with this storyline.
Similar to other television shows and feature films, WWE is in the entertainment business, creating fictional characters that serve as protagonists or antagonists.  To create compelling and relevant content for our audience, it is important to incorporate current events into our storylines.  WWE is creating a rivalry centered on a topical subject that has varying points of view.  This storyline was developed to build the Mexican American character Del Rio into a hero given WWE’s large Latino base, which represents 20 percent of our audience.
Powell's POV: This is clearly a big sign that WWE intends to move forward with the Swagger and Colter act. WWE also has Swagger featured on the main page of their website again via their Smackdown preview. WWE also issued a link to Beck's segment on the Swagger and Colter characters. That piece was lost in the shuffle due to Swagger's arrest. You can view his rant at

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