COMMENTARY | Zeb Colter is slowly building one of the best WWE heel factions in recent history.
Jack Swagger has earned World Heavyweight Championship matches under Colter's tutelage, and Antonio Cesaro is finally getting noticed as one of the WWE's best technical wrestlers. However, with only two Real Americans in Colter's stable, there are many other outstanding candidates on the WWE roster to join his faction.
Take a closer look at the top five WWE wrestlers who should join Zeb Colter's Real Americans:
Other WWE wrestlers such as Big E Langston, AJ Lee, and Layla have made Kaitlyn's life miserable in recent weeks. Kaitlyn needs a faction to watch her back and help protect her interests. She would fit in nicely with Zeb Colter's other WWE wrestlers because she is tough, strong, and brave like the other Real Americans. Women now have equal rights in America and becoming WWE Divas Champion would add to the prestige of Colter's Real Americans.
4. Curtis Axel
Although Curtis Axel became WWE Intercontinental Champion as a "Paul Heyman Guy," he really hasn't gotten over in his most recent gimmick. I believe Axel needs a different WWE manager like Zeb Colter, who shows equal interest in all of his wrestlers, unlike Heyman who clearly has a teacher's pet in Brock Lesnar. As the son of "Mr. Perfect" Curt Hennig, Axel has the pedigree to be a Real American. Again, his belt would also elevate Colter's WWE stable.
3. The Big Show
As such an enormous wrestler, The Big Show has never needed a faction to help him succeed in the WWE. But The Big Show is hilarious and, lately, his WWE character has been stale and much too serious. If he were to join the Real Americans, he would be hysterical alongside Zeb Colter. In the past, The Big Show has worn camouflage tights in the WWE, and I'm sure a Vietnam veteran like Zeb Colter would appreciate that in his Real Americans faction.
2. Alex Riley
Besides being a U.S. service member, is there anything more American than playing QB for a college football team? Before joining the WWE, Alex Riley played QB and LB for Boston College. Riley is well-spoken, he has a great physique, and he would represent Zeb Colter well as a Real American. And even if he couldn't make a great impact as a wrestler for Zeb Colter, Riley could spread the Real Americans' message as a WWE announcer.
1. Cody Rhodes
The reasons why Cody Rhodes would be an outstanding addition to Zeb Colter's Real Americans are endless. First, Rhodes is the son of the son of a plumber. Second, his father was "The American Dream." And if Cody Rhodes is still sensitive about his mustache, nobody would even notice his facial hair while standing alongside Colter. Becoming one of Zeb Colter's Real Americans may be the final step that Cody Rhodes must take to reach the top of the WWE.
Patrick Michael lives in New Orleans and has always been a big fan of pro wrestling. Patrick's favorite wrestling promotion was Mid-South Wrestling back in the 1980s. Patrick's favorite wrestling angle of all-time was the NWO and his favorite wrestler is Roddy Piper. Follow Patrick Michael on Twitter at patmichael84.
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