So with Swaggers impending release, would you say he was underrated or did he overachieve? Personally I believe he got to a certain point and never cared to improve beyind that. Especially his mic skills. In ring wise he was always like a Wal Mart Kurt Angle.
I’d say that’s fair. A lot of it was him getting undermined by the booking, too, like getting reasonably hot with the We The People stuff and then having it yanked from beneath him right away. He never had a consistent character for people to care about, and wasn’t good enough in the ring to get by on his talent. I think New Japan would be all over him, though. Big gaijin with legit wrestling cred? They can book that.