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When I first saw the vignettes of Adam Rose, all I could think of was, “Wow, this guy will never be anything. Why are they even bothering?”
And after watching this stagnant and boring Monday Night RAW, I noticed Rose might have been the most exciting and promising wrestler. Rose’s gimmick is new, original, and a breath of fresh air.
Rose’s entrance is incredible. First off, Rose does look like the typical pompous British rock star, comprised of long hair, leather vest and a red lollipop. Rose might have the catchiest theme song I have heard from a wrestler that will just stick in your head all day. Plus, the crowd can easily sing along with the beat, which can only increase his popularity i.e. Fandango.
His posse called the Exotic Express follows Rose to the ring. The Express is made up of brightly colored characters, and catch Rose when he takes a stage dive off the 2nd rope, and will carry Rose to the exit or into the ring. This entrance is so cool and interesting to see, as Rose really does look like a rock star, and not like some flubbed fake celebrity like the failed tag-team MNM. But, Rose’s whole demeanor really sells his character. Rose has a consummate smile, and his little dance convinces the audience of his carefree attitude.
Rose is a British party-animal, who will only fight when he has to. Rose will face off against Jack Swagger, who is a proud American patriot, whose motives are to protect America from the immigrants supposedly poisoning the American youth. However, the saving grace of this rivalry will be Swagger’s manager, Zeb Colter. Colter a.k.a. Dutch Mantel has been in the business for 40 years and has worked every non-wrestling position from writer to manager.
Colter has the wherewithal and experience to work the crowd which has never been more evident than in the past few weeks. Colter agrees to a match with Rose, which is all just a ploy for Swagger to cheap shot Rose. Rose’s demeanor then turns on a dime and shows his tenacity and viciousness to fight back when he has to. This rivalry may be the best match-up the Real Americans have been a part of, and makes me curious of what else the writers can come up with.