This is what they call breaking character. WWE wrestler Jack Swagger, who recently emerged as a racist “Tea Party” heel leading up to a showdown with Mexican-born Alberto Del Rio, was arrested for driving under the influence last night, according to TMZ. The site says Swagger was pulled over for speeding in Mississippi and was found to be driving under the influence and in possession of marijuana.
Update: WWE Tea Party wrestler, Jack Swagger, arrested and charged for marijuana possession wirewrestling.com/2013/02/wwes-t…
— Joe Brooks (@joebrooks) February 20, 2013
Twitter quickly settled on a #WeedThePeople hashtag to mark the event.
Oh, Jack Swagger got caught with weed and a DUI weeks before his WrestleMania title match? How smart of him. #WeedThePeople
— Condescending WWE (@SarcasticSmark) February 20, 2013
— SteelChairSlamCast (@SCSlamcast) February 20, 2013
So, has Swagger blown his cover, or has he blown the lid off the Tea Party’s pot-fueled underbelly?
@joeferrarijoe actually the stupid one is swagger. He got busted for pot and DUI. Say so long tea party angle.
— Gino (@Habs_Junkie) February 21, 2013
— EgoCity (Johnny) (@EgoCity) February 21, 2013
— Jeff Poor (@jeff_poor) February 20, 2013
Jack Swagger living out his current Tea Party libertarian gimmick to its fullest: freedom to smoke weed and endanger others, if you’re white
— Daryl Surat (@DarylSurat) February 20, 2013
Jack Swagger arrested for pot possession. Hopefully he’s just kayfabing a big government overreach angle. tmz.com/2013/02/20/wwe…
— David Shoemaker (@AKATheMaskedMan) February 20, 2013
I bet the Tea Party people planted all of the evidence on Swagger.
— Justin Czerwonka (@JCWonka) February 20, 2013
Jack Swagger has a gimmick essentially mocking the Tea Party. Mississippi is a very red state. CONSPIRACY!!!!!
— TheProWrestlingNerd (@thePWnerd) February 20, 2013
I’m less offended by Jack Swagger’s tea party gimmick as much as I am what a colossial fucking moron he is. prowrestling.net/artman/publish…
— Brodigan (@brodigan) February 21, 2013