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The program between Rusev and Swagger is the classic WWE feud between a monster foreign heel and an American savior. Programs such as this one are usually about as trite and cliché as a teenage romantic comedy, but this program has benefited both parties. Swagger’s face turn helped add more depth to he and Colter’s characters, who were honestly becoming a bit stale prior to the program. More importantly, however, it has finally gotten Rusev and Lana over after weeks of lukewarm reactions. During their last meeting, Swagger and Rusev worked surprisingly well together, putting on an entertaining contest that was full of impressive spots. However, those who have benefited most may in fact be the managers. Throughout the feud, Lana has gotten serious heat at times. Her character was even mentioned on the news at one point after referencing the recent Malaysia Airlines crash during a promo. Fans are compelled to hate her, but it seems like she could have those same enemies on her side in a matter of seconds if she desired. Colter has also served as an outstanding mouthpiece during this program, despite his propensity to refer to Rusev as Bullwinkle at times (Note to Zeb: Rocky and Bullwinkle were the good guys; Boris and Natasha were the bad guys). His defense of America and its freedoms has been fairly eloquent and impassioned for the most part, and fans have pretty much universally supported him along the way. [caption id="attachment_110670" align="alignright" width="391"]No one has gotten more heat during the program than the "Ravishing Russian" Lana. No one has gotten more heat during the program than the "Ravishing Russian" Lana.[/caption] With their latest battle only a few days away, it appears their next contest will be even better than their first, as the flag match stipulation should add a bit of drama. There is some concern about the rules of the match, however. In a traditional flag match, the goal is to capture the opponent’s flag that is hanging in the opposing corner. There was some confusion Monday night when JBL mentioned Swagger possibly winning via submission. Further confusion ensued after reports claimed officials are actually unsure of the rules just a few days before the contest. It seems obvious that the goal should be for the wrestler to capture his own flag so he can wave it proudly afterward. Normally it would provide better entertainment to capture the opponent’s flag, but in a PG era where they likely wouldn’t do anything to desecrate another nation’s flag, that variation of the match doesn’t make much sense. In all, these guys have both benefited markedly from the program and will hopefully continue it into Night of Champions for a final confrontation. 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Fans are compelled to hate her, but it seems like she could have those same enemies on her side in a matter of seconds if she desired. Colter has also served as an outstanding mouthpiece during this program, despite his propensity to refer to Rusev as Bullwinkle at times (Note to Zeb: Rocky and Bullwinkle were the good guys; Boris and Natasha were the bad guys). His defense of America and its freedoms has been fairly eloquent and impassioned for the most part, and fans have pretty much universally supported him along the way. [caption id="attachment_110670" align="alignright" width="391"]No one has gotten more heat during the program than the "Ravishing Russian" Lana. No one has gotten more heat during the program than the "Ravishing Russian" Lana.[/caption] With their latest battle only a few days away, it appears their next contest will be even better than their first, as the flag match stipulation should add a bit of drama. There is some concern about the rules of the match, however. In a traditional flag match, the goal is to capture the opponent’s flag that is hanging in the opposing corner. There was some confusion Monday night when JBL mentioned Swagger possibly winning via submission. Further confusion ensued after reports claimed officials are actually unsure of the rules just a few days before the contest. It seems obvious that the goal should be for the wrestler to capture his own flag so he can wave it proudly afterward. Normally it would provide better entertainment to capture the opponent’s flag, but in a PG era where they likely wouldn’t do anything to desecrate another nation’s flag, that variation of the match doesn’t make much sense. In all, these guys have both benefited markedly from the program and will hopefully continue it into Night of Champions for a final confrontation. 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Fans are compelled to hate her, but it seems like she could have those same enemies on her side in a matter of seconds if she desired. Colter has also served as an outstanding mouthpiece during this program, despite his propensity to refer to Rusev as Bullwinkle at times (Note to Zeb: Rocky and Bullwinkle were the good guys; Boris and Natasha were the bad guys). His defense of America and its freedoms has been fairly eloquent and impassioned for the most part, and fans have pretty much universally supported him along the way. [caption id="attachment_110670" align="alignright" width="391"]No one has gotten more heat during the program than the "Ravishing Russian" Lana. No one has gotten more heat during the program than the "Ravishing Russian" Lana.[/caption] With their latest battle only a few days away, it appears their next contest will be even better than their first, as the flag match stipulation should add a bit of drama. There is some concern about the rules of the match, however. In a traditional flag match, the goal is to capture the opponent’s flag that is hanging in the opposing corner. There was some confusion Monday night when JBL mentioned Swagger possibly winning via submission. Further confusion ensued after reports claimed officials are actually unsure of the rules just a few days before the contest. It seems obvious that the goal should be for the wrestler to capture his own flag so he can wave it proudly afterward. Normally it would provide better entertainment to capture the opponent’s flag, but in a PG era where they likely wouldn’t do anything to desecrate another nation’s flag, that variation of the match doesn’t make much sense. In all, these guys have both benefited markedly from the program and will hopefully continue it into Night of Champions for a final confrontation. 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Rusev and Swagger: Getting Everyone Over

When it comes to the fifty stars and thirteen bars, no one is more proud of Old Glory than . ’s “founding father” has transformed in recent weeks from a protectionist bigot into a proud veteran hell bent on defending his country and its freedoms.

Along the way, Swagger and Colter have battled the Russian duo of and . Both groups have delivered passionate promos in recent weeks, with belittling Americans for their supposed weakness, while Colter and Swagger have done everything in their power to rid the WWE of the foreign menaces.

Zeb Colter has refreshed his character during the program by turning face.

Zeb Colter has refreshed his character during the program by turning face.

Swagger had his first chance to eliminate the Putin-praising Bulgarian last month at Battleground, but was ultimately unsuccessful after losing via countout. He will have another chance this Sunday at SummerSlam, as the two will again square off, this time in a flag match.

The program between Rusev and Swagger is the classic WWE feud between a monster foreign heel and an American savior. Programs such as this one are usually about as trite and cliché as a teenage romantic comedy, but this program has benefited both parties.

Swagger’s face turn helped add more depth to he and Colter’s characters, who were honestly becoming a bit stale prior to the program. More importantly, however, it has finally gotten Rusev and Lana over after weeks of lukewarm reactions.

During their last meeting, Swagger and Rusev worked surprisingly well together, putting on an entertaining contest that was full of impressive spots. However, those who have benefited most may in fact be the managers.

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