Originally posted by Psycho PenguinSwagger was answering a question and did not bury Kofi - he was asked who he'd prefer to face and he said Kofi because he wanted no part of Kozlov, not anything related to Kofi. Swagger sucked on commentary so it may have seemed like a bury job, but that's not the vibe I got from it at all. There's been so many cases of 'I'd rather face this one because I don't wanna face the other one' that I can't believe that's even an issue.
I thought he was trying to put Kozlov over as a threat which in turn puts Kofi over when he wins, but like you said Thhhwagger sucks at commentary and screwed it up.
Yeah, he was bad all around. Was it just me, or did it seem like he had to force in what I took to be his "main message" after Kofi pinned Kozlov -- that if he won, he just might use the shot that night. That seemed to be the main thing he was supposed to say, but he was forced to shoehorn it in at the end of the match in an "oh yeah, I almost forgot I was supposed to say this" kind of way.
I am kind of surprised by who they chose for their leadoff show. I understand not wanting to blow all of your big names right off the bat, but really none of the guys who truly are the top guys for ROH were there. No Danielson, no Nigel, no Briscoe.