To me, Swagger is the PERFECT example of what is wrong with how WWE currently runs their business and promotes their wrestlers. I can guaruntee you, people back stage and in creative see him and say "he can't talk, he has no charisma, he isn't superstar material, blah blah blah" and all that other bullshit. What ever happened to doing your best to hide a performers flaws, and accentuating the positives? Swagger is one bad ass worker in the ring, and what's more, he just LOOKS like a fucking wrestler. He's not face of the company, WWE champ material, but that in no way means he's useless and can't contribute. He's the perfect guy to have in your mid to upper mid card putting on kick ass matches week in and week out. WWE was smart to pair him with Colter, as I have felt for a while all Swagger needed was a manager and a consistent mid card push to be successful.
Swagger fucked up early in the year last year. No question about it and I'm not excusing it. But to me, punishing a guy ON SCREEN for failings OFF SCREEN is the most asinine, bass ackwards way of running a business I've ever heard. In the NFL, if the starting Qb gets a DUI, does his coach bench him for the rest of the season? Helllll no. He pays his fine, maybe gets suspended a game or two if he's a second time offender, then moves on. That's how it should be in the WWE. If you fuck up off camera, you should get fined or if it's bad enough, suspended for however long. Burying a guy on camera for speaking his mind or getting a DUI is just so stupid, it hurts the fans and it hurts the product. The other problem Is, if Cena ever got a DUI, would he get buried on camera? No way in hell. Their enforcement of their ridiculous policies is based only on how much management likes you.
Getting back to your main topic, I think the RA's have been great for both Swagger AND Cesaro. I don't feel when the RA's break up that it will have any impact whatsoever on how Swagger will be used going forward. It's just entirely up to management and what plans they have for him. Swagger has done everything he possibly could to make this team a success. If there is even an ounce of common sense left in Vince's head (which I'm starting to doubt) he will have to see Swagger has overachieved this past year since getting into trouble.
If I were management going forward, I'd break the RA's up whenever they decide the time is right, have a good feud between Swagger and Cesaro over two PPV's with Cesaro going over as the up and coming face, and then have Swagger stay heel, stay with Coulter, keep his "Real American" gimmick going, and have him be my IC champ. That's the best role for him, keep him on television defending the title 2-3 times a month, and use him to get the other faces ready for the top of the card (like say, Roman Reigns?)
Those are my thoughts.