Wrestlemania 29: WWE Promos Racist 'Tea Party' Wrestler Jack Swagger To Fight Latino Champion Alberto Del Rio

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The WWE has introduced new characters that are somewhat racist and are vehemtely anti-immigration. The villainious racist, Jack Swagger, will fight Alberto Del Rio. WWE

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been known the home of outlandish storylines, violence, gore and occasionally xenophobic storylines and characters, but the most recent development on the franchise shocked many of its most dedicated viewers.

The WWE has introduced a new anti-immigrant, mildly racist All-American wrestler known as Jack Swagger. Swagger is being billed as a "real American," and he's teamed up with his manager Zeb Colter as the latest duo fighting illegal immigration. The two are pitting themselves against Latino wrestlers in the league. Now, it appears that Jack Swagger will fight Alberto Del Rio, a Latino champion, at Wrestlemania 29.

"America was built as the land of opportunity," said Zeb Colter in a recent promotional video. "A land where decent, law-abiding, respectful citizens could work hard, pay their taxes and provide a better way of life for their families. But somewhere along the way, that land of opportunity has turned into a desert of despair."

"We have allowed a bunch of greedy, selfish criminal delinquents to cross our borders and rob this great country of all its wealth," he said.

When Swagger and Colter appeared on Monday Night Raw, the most popular WWE television show and the one that sets up the storylines for the company's pay-per-view events, they were booed incessantly by the fans. Swagger and Colter talked about the importance of the Constitution and the effects of illegal immigration. The duo is being portrayed as a heel, the wrestling term used to describe a villain.

As you might expect, the anti-immigration, borderline-racist wrestling team has drawn a wide range of reactions. "This is part of the divide and conquer tactic of cultural subversion to manufacture racial division and to characterize the Tea Party, conservatives, libertarians, opponents of uncontrolled illegal immigration and constitutionalists as racist, extremist radicals who should be pushed to the fringes of the political discourse," wrote Info Wars reporter Paul Joseph Watson.

"You can't blame the WWE for this statement. Many entertainment entities and politicians need a reminder that what the WWE does is entertainment," wrote Rant Sports writer Maurice D. Proffit. "Whenever the WWE does something that is not necessarily connected with them, they are regarded as a 'fake circus.' However, once they touch anything that may be too close to home, PR reps feel the need to release public statements."

To see the promotional video, click below:

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