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#MustWatchMonday (11/13/16): Reminding You That These Guys Exist


Remember how Jack Swagger ran out his RAW contract and signed with Smackdown Live? Remember how the Vaudevillains were actually a team to be reckoned with?

While the WWE may forget that these guys exist, and will probably never give their fans a reason to care for them, they still do produce decent matches night in and night out. Despite their lack of TV time on the main shows, and a lack of any kind of storyline for them, it shouldn't be forgotten that Jack Swagger is still a former world champion in the WWE, while Gotch and English are former NXT Tag Team Champions.

In the C-show, Main Event, which—along with Superstars—is pretty much the equivalent of being on the Friday night death slot for WWE wrestlers, Jack Swagger had himself a nice little match against one-half of the Vaudevillains, Simon Gotch.


The match is a short and simple one, only going around six and a half minutes. But in that short time, they were able to tell a nice, quick story and display clean work. Swagger had to overcome distractions and attempts at interference by English, all while having to withstand Gotch's holds and offense. He does eventually get the win by submission after putting Gotch in the Patriot Lock. This match is well worth seven minutes or so of your life. Swaggie time is still alive my friends.


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Brandon Sy is a PhD student in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics currently based in Sydney. Since he wasn't allowed to watch wrestling as a kid, he's been overcompensating ever since. Despite being a huge fan of Japanese wrestling, he still holds a soft spot in his heart for WWE's Kane. He's good for recommending matches from pretty much anywhere, whether it be Japan, Europe, the US or Mexico. He'd be ecstatic if you watched Dragon Gate though.

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