Jack Swagger & Zeb Colter Stirring Up Controversy: Video & Reactions

– As noted on Monday’s WWE RAW, Zeb Colter’s rants can now be found on YouTube at Youtube.com/WeThePeopleZeb.

– WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia says she is offended by Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter’ recent comments about minorities. She tweeted after RAW:

“As a Latina, I am insulted by the comments made by Zeb Colter & Jack Swagger. America is a melting pot of amazing ppl!! @WWE #Raw”

– World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio also responded to their RAW promo with the following tweet:

“After hearing Swagger and that guy from JUMANJI I have NO respect for them or what they’re claiming. Swagger at #Wrestlemania29 I’m going to kick your words down your throat #SiThePeople”

– Here’s a video of Swagger & Colter’s “State of the Union” address from RAW:

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  • currygoi

    Dutch Mantell still got it

  • Reality

    from Jumanji… Ha good one

  • Spike_Spiegel

    At times it made me a little uncomfortable cause it was like watching two members of the klan talking. But all that means is Zeb and Swagger did their job.

    • Robert

      That’s bullshit. And you’re exaggerating.

      • Spike_Spiegel

        Exaggerating how?

  • http://www.facebook.com/HershBar Hershey Maxwell Barber

    I wish he would really work on his lisp.

  • Muhahahahahahaha

    WWE is just taking a page out of Lucha Libre USA’s RJ Brewer. I don’t know how politically correct the gimmick is but its kinda nice to see the WWE willing to offend people again

  • Kjhaltz

    They took our jobs

    • http://twitter.com/AJCampbellNYG Andrew Campbell


    • Spike_Spiegel

      Durkaduuuuuuuuuuur! Lol!

    • http://www.facebook.com/darren.king.5623 Darren King

      Love the south park reference +1

    • http://twitter.com/beidelschies Randy

      My teacher used to say that all the time (he was awesome)……. He doesnt wotk there anymore…

    • JuanCabrera

      Most people taking American jobs aren’t even immigrants. They are in China and India. Immigrants – be it legal or illegal are actually contributing back to the economy.

  • Guest

    This story is just a JBL/Eddie rip off.

    USA crowds are also retards, in a sense Swagger is fighting immigration and sticking up for USA, what happened to the patriotic “usa usa usa” chants/fans?

    If Barrett was doing this for England, the whole of England would start to cheer him

    WWE and the WWE “universe” really do contradict themselves at times.

    • Spike_Spiegel

      Because as americans we shouldnt be fighting immigration but embracing it seeing as this country was built by immigrants.

      • http://twitter.com/MissyH316 MissyH316

        ILLEGAL immigration is the problem! Why is it that the word “illegal” gets either totally left out or just disregarded whenever immigration is discussed? If you
        rob a bank or murder someone, you’re punished (and maybe even executed) for breaking the law! Why such a double

        Most of our ancestors came here legally and contributed greatly to this country;they didn’t come expecting handouts or special treatment. They worked hard and earned the American dream.

        • Spike_Spiegel

          And I totally understand that argument. I may not completely agree with it in that context but you do make a good argument. Besides I was simply pointing out why people would boo Zeb and Swagger rather than support them. With immigration people always tend to feel its racially charged. But at the end of the day this just a show i dont think we should be getting to literal with it.

          • http://twitter.com/MissyH316 MissyH316

            Well, of course it’s just a “show”, but to have heel characters take a more extreme stance against something a lot of Americans also are against still sends a message. So often truth gets buried in hype and emotion, and thus issues like immigration become knee-jerk emotional and not discussed respectfully and logically.

        • yes I’m right

          Yeah fucking up natural resources and enslaving one race and almost completely killing another; America is ran by corrupt bankers the government are the biggest criminal and so hypocritical they may have contributed but look at what they did the process

          • http://twitter.com/MissyH316 MissyH316

            Hey, CERTAINLY slavery and the near-total destruction of the American Indians & their way of life, land, etc., was horrible! But not everyone’s ancestors were slave owners or destructive towards American Indians.

            As I told the guy above, after a certain point in our history, around the late 1800’s, many, many immigrants came here JUST to work, raise a family, and build toward a better life – period. One could say by that time, a lot of the damage had already been sadly done.

            But that still doesn’t take away from those, like my German and Prussian ancestors, who came here, worked hard, and helped build this country into maybe the prosperous nation the world had ever seen.

        • Dustin Edwards

          Most of our ancestors committed a Genocide on the native inhabitants and then went on to conquer half of Mexico. That’s what an Empire does.

          • http://twitter.com/MissyH316 MissyH316

            Well, *MY* ancestors did not, nor did many others do so. Mine came from Germany and Prussia in the late 1800’s.

            Having said that, yes, I do terribly hate how the white settlers and our government treated the American Indians, but I think after a certain point in our history, most immigrants came here just to work, raise a family, and have a better chance at a quality lifestyle than they did from wherever they came.

      • http://twitter.com/beidelschies Randy

        Hey, I like the immigrants who come here for a HARD EARNED better life. THAT ARE LEGALLY HERE. I don’t like that there are illegals that just sit around (NOT working, I might add) and take the benefits from the CITIZENS. I know somebody is gonna bring up the point that Americans are too lazy to get a job, and for some that’s partially to almost completely true. But, for the citizens looking for a job can’t have one because they are all taken by an illegeal immigrant. :/ Also, people can’t just say it’s ALL Latino’s, they are a majority, but still not all… This is coming from someone who is Latino, white, and almost everything in the book, LOL jk.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tomwing77 Thomas Wing

      the this story has been told a billion times. JBL and Eddie wasn’t the first to do it and wont be the last.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jose.cordova.129 Jose Cordova

    This is the type of stuff that I missed in Wwe It’s not Pg It’s reality It makes you feel uncomfortable a little on the edge But you want to know what’s can happen next…am loving this!!! This storyline Would of work a whole lot better With Eddie Guerrero

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4OF2JDUTXED6KFOPHEVMJ2ZYBA raVen

    funny how zeb hasn’t said anything that isn’t true but they call him racist.
    this pg racist is actually just a guy pointing out facts. …and swagger still can’t get over. zeb is over. swagger is a cardboard cut out standing behind him.

    • Spike_Spiegel

      Facts? You actually swallow real life garbage like that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tomwing77 Thomas Wing

      That is the point of having a manager. Do they react at all when Swagger’s music hits? Do they boo him when he is in the ring? If you answered yes to those two questions then he is over. Someone who isn’t over is someone who gets no reaction at all.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4OF2JDUTXED6KFOPHEVMJ2ZYBA raVen

        someone like jack swagger who has never gotten any reaction.
        notice how swaggers music always sounds louder than anyone elses? that’s cause there is no competing noise.

  • http://twitter.com/AJCampbellNYG Andrew Campbell

    Really looking forward to this storyline even though it feels more like a mid-card feud than a WrestleMania caliber main event match. We The People.


    I like where this is going, they need to do this storyline hard! And in time they shouldn’t limit it just towards Mexicans. Nevermind the critics or the sensitive weak ass people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Peer-Pressure/100000691268185 Peer Pressure

    Lilian Garcia is a Spaniard, Zebs comments were obviously directed towards Mexicans. They took our jobs!

    • http://twitter.com/NeosOfDark #LOLZ

      Mexicans didn’t took our jobs, it’s just Americans are too lazy and fat to get one.

    • http://twitter.com/svgdna The SVG

      Took our jewbs!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003323677000 Chris Hickey

    Its about time Jack Swagger got repackaged. Although I dont like Swagger or Zeb, what Zeb has said has been the truth.

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  • BrickHouse

    Their slogan should not be “We the people” It should be “America for Americans”.

  • Pozessed

    FINALLY. It is about time they do a more controversial gimmick. I feel that after Muhammad Hassan and turning PG etc. WWE has tried hard to stay away from controversy, but hopefully that will change now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tomwing77 Thomas Wing

      I agree. WWE didn’t want to kill off the Hassan gimmick. They either had the choice of losing a TV deal or getting rid of a character. Goodbye Hassan lol

  • http://twitter.com/JJayerson Jay Jayerson

    RE: Ive seen this before

    Life is a cycle. Like a circle. All this means is that youve been watching so long youve seen more than one cycle. Also, since the advent of written history, old people have been claiming “things were better in my day”. That’s because when you are young you are impressionable. Things seem more impressive because you haven’t seen as much. As you get older and more experienced, you predict things more easily because you understand more of the world. And so they seem more boring. This is the natural way of things.

    The problem with Wrestling, is that its not ice cream. When you eat ice cream. There’s a beginning and an end. You have ice cream and then you dont, its gone. Wrestling just keeps going and changing. So grow up. Realize the world doesnt revolve around just you. And realize that when you were young and watching wrestling that maybe JUST MAYBE Hulk Hogan spray painting a belt wasnt the riveting piece of television you thought it was when you first saw it. And remember Hulk Hogan is the John Cena of the 80s and 90s. Except he only had 3 moves instead of 5.

  • James

    This a F’n storyline, so why would anybody get offended over this. It’s wrestling for god’s sake. This is been actually funny and entertaining to me because it’s edgey and something different. I don’t get why this is such a big deal.

  • http://twitter.com/svgdna The SVG

    The truth hurts people, im Latino and I laughed when zeb said they live 40 per house, someone is reading my twitter lol. @svgdna

    • James

      Thank you! To me, this storyline is more funny than offensive. This is one of the best things going right now in WWE behind the Shield and Mark Henry. People need to realize Swags and Zeb are Heels and thier jobs are to make people angry and incite them and as far as I can tell it’s working, so thumbs up to them.

    • http://twitter.com/ImZackMorris You Wish

      40?? That’s just crazy, I’d say at the most 11.

  • Bummejack

    He’s telling the truth he just happens to wrestle

  • wwetnadudez

    I’m not racist or anything (my girlfriends from Brazil) but I actually like this, it’s something I have not seen on WWE, its pretty edgy and is doing a hell of a lot for Swagger.

  • Guest

    i’m waitin for one of em to say “nigger” lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/DRH88 Dontay Hollins

    i’m waitin for one of em to say “nigger” on tv lol

  • JaffaJoose

    Regardless of my opinion on real life immigration issues, I don’t understand what was so offensive about this promo.

    Also, really loving Swagger’s new song.

  • 3Tears

    I’m latino and I dont take offense, it’s just a storyline, calm down, we want edginess, we’re getting a bit of edginess, its actually pretty funny,lol

  • http://twitter.com/mrzeegrr Eric Zeigher

    to think,I used to like “Dirty” Dutch Mantell. Now he’s reduced to this garbage. A vietnam vet who abandoned the ideals he fought for for a coupla bucks. America has long suffered from illegal aliens-it started with “White people”.