Re: Derrick Bateman pushing a new character
This is something that Jack Swagger could work off of, and really gain an edge with. According to Jack, Bateman is mocking America, and he happens to take offense to it. I would even throw in Hacksaw Jim Duggan in a more serious tone than we are used to seeing him. Perhaps Duggan is offended as well. We would get vignettes of the video that "Bateman" is airing on Raw each week, but would have no clue as to who was behind the video. This would eventually lead to a date set for the debut of Derrick Bateman which Swagger, and Duggan would not know.
Perhaps it starts with a tout with Jack Swagger saying that he along with every other American should be extremely unwell after watching that bullshit. Swagger says that America isn't a joke, but the person behind the videos actually is the joke. Jack claims that who ever it is should expect a real American ass beating. Along comes Duggan who now is backing Jack Swagger. What happens here is that you have Duggan who is the celebrated "face" going against the grain by siding with Swagger the "heel". Swagger would make threats while Duggan is making a rather rational less violent excuse, but doesn't rule out physical punishment.
Jim's claim is that he has been an avid supporter of the United States of America his whole wrestling career, and not just as a wrestler, but as well as a person in general. Duggan says that he to loves to laugh, but there is a line to be drawn that separates humor/insults, or something along those lines. Duggan says that he wants the man to come forward who is behind the nonsense, and face him man to man in the ring live on Raw. Eventually down the line Derrick debuts, and he confronts both men. He is overly apologetic, and explains to both men that he wanted to make people laugh not upset. Duggan, and Swagger go in to the corner to discuss it, and agree that it was no big deal. Then, Duggan smashes his 2x4 over Derrick's head, and says welcome to the world of professional wrestling kid, and then spits in his face. Swagger, and Duggan stand in the middle of the ring waving the American flag proud.