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Jack Swagger dishes on WWE to MMA, Lesnar, and Bellator rumors August 24, 2018 by Sean McClure Jake Hager aka Jack Swagger in WWE recently opened up on Submission Radio about a … [30], He then sought to challenge Matt Hardy for the ECW Championship and was named the #1 contender on the December 30 episode of ECW. Ross encouraged Hager to contact him after graduating to see about a career in professional wrestling. [46][47] Following his championship win, Swagger began to develop a more serious persona: previously he had been known for doing pushups and beating his chest during his ring entrance. As a wrestler, he kept working with various promotions before signing with AEW in 2019, including in Lucha Underground as Jake Strong, where he was the final Lucha Underground Champion. [72][73] At Elimination Chamber, Swagger successfully defended his title against Justin Gabriel. Kiser. The Miz for the U.S. MMA Pro Wrestling By Sean Keeley on November 13, 2017 November 13, 2017 Back in May, the WWE career of Jake Hager, a.k.a. Former WWE Superstar Jack Swagger, real name Jake Hager, put on a solid performance in his first pro MMA fight as he finished off American J.W. On April 20, 2018 Hager defeated MVP to become the Imperial Wrestling Revolution champion. This caused an obviously displeased referee Mike Beltran to have to physically pull Hager off of Jones and the arena audience loudly booed Hager. Swagger did indeed pick up the victory. Jack Swagger was recently a guest on Edge and Christian's podcast and said before leaving WWE he pitched an MMA storyline to Vince that was rejected. [28][29] After weeks of feuding, their rivalry ended in November in an Extreme Rules match, which Swagger won. [119] However, Swagger would advance to Elimination Chamber, where he would face the current Intercontinental Champion, Big E, and would lose the match. A HOST of WWE stars past and present congratulated former wrestler Jack Swagger after he enjoyed a winning MMA debut. Kiser? one. [161] The bout ended in a no contest early into the first round after Hager landed two unintentional groin strikes to Garrett, the latter one rendering Garrett unable to continue. With former WWE superstar Jack Swagger’s MMA debut being announced, let’s take a look at how previous crossovers have gone. [59], Beginning on May 23, Swagger feuded with Evan Bourne, with both men trading victories on several episodes of Raw. [70][71], On the January 16, 2012, episode of Raw, Swagger won the United States Championship for the first time by defeating Zack Ryder. busy weekend in mixed martial arts. Donald Jacob "Jake" Hager Jr. or famously known as Jack Hager is a former professional wrestler and currently competing for American Mixed Martial Arts Fighter, Bellator MMA in its heavyweight ranks. [62] Swagger competed in his second Money in the Bank ladder match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, however he was unsuccessful as the match was won by Alberto Del Rio. Kiser at Bellator 214, where he won via arm-triangle choke in the first round. 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He is a member of The Inner Circle alongside Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz. [27] He later defeated Dreamer in a normal match and an "Amateur Wrestling Challenge" competition. Immediately following, Dolph Ziggler cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Del Rio to become the new World Heavyweight Champion. [49] At Fatal 4-Way, Swagger lost the championship to Rey Mysterio in a fatal four-way match also involving CM Punk and The Big Show, ending his world championship reign at 79 days. [7], In 2006, Hager had a WWE tryout in Deep South Wrestling (DSW), and in September 2006, under his real name, he made his in-ring debut for DSW, defeating Antonio Mestre in a dark match. McKee. [46] Swagger went on to defeat Jericho to win the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time and subsequently joined the SmackDown brand. [69] At both the Hell in a Cell and Vengeance pay-per-views, Swagger and Ziggler unsuccessfully challenged Air Boom (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston) for the WWE Tag Team Championship. [123], On the June 30 episode of Raw, Swagger turned face for the first time in WWE, after he and Colter would confront Rusev and Lana about them disrespecting America. In his second fight with the promotion, he faced T.J. Jones on May 11, 2019 at Bellator 221, where he again won via arm-triangle choke in the first round. [133] As a result of the win, Swagger qualified for the Royal Rumble match itself during the main show; entering as the 24th entrant, only to be quickly eliminated by Brock Lesnar lasting only 16 seconds. Fight... UFC Fight Night 183 Bonuses: Thompson, Font, Tybura, Flick Receive... UFC Fight Night 183 Prelims: Anthony Pettis Rallies, Decisions Alex... Bellator, CFFC Vet Sergio da Silva Dies at 34. [95], On April 7 at WrestleMania 29, Swagger unsuccessfully challenged Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship. The short answer is yes. On the April 2 episode of Raw, Swagger and Ziggler unsuccessfully challenged Marella for the United States Championship in a triple threat match. Kiser on the main card of … Exclusive: Kings MMA’s Rafael Cordeiro on Training Mike Tyson,... After the Bell: Shillan & Duffy Recap UFC Fight Night 183. He is a member of The Inner Circle alongside Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz. [96] The following night on Raw, Swagger and Zeb Colter were defeated by Del Rio in a Two-on-one handicap match after forcing Swagger to submit to the Cross Armbreaker. Hager returned to professional wrestling on the independent circuit in 2017. Jack Swagger in Bellator MMA. From a publicity standpoint, the decision to give Hager a contract had the […] [58] Swagger ended his partnership with Cole on the May 16 episode of Raw, after Cole insulted him. Former WWE superstar Jake "Jack Swagger" Hager was victorious in his MMA debut with a first-round submission win over J.W. Hager is the famous Jack Swagger, or at least he was Jack Swagger. Title", "RAW NEWS: No Taker, Heyman's announcement teaser, Highlight Reel returning this week, SD match, TNA Night in Nashville? On November 24, 2018, Hager unsuccessfully challenged Nick Aldis for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleCade: SuperShow[148]. [81] Following this loss, Swagger went on a three-month losing streak against the likes of Tyson Kidd, Sheamus, Brodus Clay, and Ryback. same level of experience as him. During his time with WWE, he became a two-time world champion, having held the WWE's World Heavyweight Championship and the ECW Championship once each. [166], In March 2019, Hager released the first issue of his biographical comic book series, You Don't Know Jack: The Jake Hager Story, through publisher Squared Circle Comics. [110] Simultaneously, the Real Americans began a feud with the returning Santino Marella after he defeated both of them in singles competition. The promotion closed in March 2018 with Hager being the second and final champion. During that time he saw some incredible highs, but for most of it, he was an underused talent that wasn't often seen on main WWE programming. Bellator 221 is happening live from inside Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois tonight (Saturday, May 11, 2019). [15][16] During his time in the developmental territories he appeared as a security guard during a brawl between John Cena and Umaga on Raw. perspective review of Raw Supershow, why was it a "wildly uneven" show? Frank [111][112][113] On October 6 at Battleground, the Real Americans defeated Marella and The Great Khali in a tag team match. [118] The following night on Raw, The Real Americans defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a non-title match. His in-ring debut match for AEW occurred on February 29, 2020 at Revolution, where he defeated Dustin Rhodes. Swagger, who left WWE this past March, made the announcement on today’s edition of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. [170] The marijuana charge was dismissed after he was fined $500, and sentenced to six months probation with his two-day jail sentence being suspended. He had his first professional fight on January 26, 2019 against J.W. He was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. At WrestleMania 32, Swagger would compete in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which was won by Baron Corbin. On the February 14 episode of SmackDown, Swagger became the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship after winning a Fatal 4-Way match, defeating Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio and Mark Henry. Jake Hager, otherwise known as former WWE Superstar Jack Swagger, has signed with Bellator MMA as a heavyweight. [107] At the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Swagger and Cesaro competed in the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank ladder match, but were both unsuccessful as the match was won by Damien Sandow. [77][78] On the June 11 episode of Raw, Swagger and Ziggler competed in a fatal four-way elimination match for a number one contenders spot to the World Heavyweight Championship; however, he was eliminated after Ziggler pinned him. [167], On February 19, 2013, Hager was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi, after a SmackDown taping. For 10 years, Jack Swagger was a fixture in WWE. No season 5 of Lucha Underground was ever produced, and, after several years of uncertainty regarding the future of Lucha Underground, Vampiro, who acted as narrator on the series, confirmed in 2020 that Lucha Underground had been discontinued. Kiser at Bellator 214. After his team lost, Strong attacked every member, including Infamous Inc manager, Famous B. View complete Tapology profile, bio, rankings, photos, news and record. [21][22][23][24], During this time, Hager had a gimmick of having an undefeated streak in FCW. [20], On September 9, 2008, Hager made his debut on the ECW brand under the ring name Jack Swagger, winning a match against a local competitor. [53], On the February 28 episode of Raw, Swagger was announced as Michael Cole's trainer for his match at WrestleMania XXVII against Jerry Lawler. [39] After his short feud with MVP ended, Swagger began pursuing the United States Championship. Helping wash away the memory of CM Punk’s transition to MMA, Jack Swagger, real name Jake Hager, showed he has a solid foundation to build from, as he picked up a submission win in his debut at Bellator 214. Following the dissolution of their team, Swagger would feud with Cesaro, with Rob Van Dam also being drawn into the feud, with the three competing in a triple threat elimination match at Extreme Rules, which Cesaro won. [127] At TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, Swagger would challenge Rusev for the United States Championship, in a losing effort and ending their feud. Kiser by … [139] Swagger defeated Corbin on the October 4 episode of SmackDown after the referee thought he submitted when he was actually trying to reach the bottom rope. Jack Swagger Chokes Out TJ Jones In The First Round! Former University of Oklahoma wrestling star Jake Hager, better known by his WWE persona Jack Swagger, is getting in the cage to start a career in MMA. [163] He won the bout via split decision. Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler (Country Whipping Match)", "PWTorch.com - CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 5/16: Complete "virtual time" coverage of live Raw - final Over the Limit hype, Lawler-Cole contract signing, Cena vs. Miz's opponent", "Cena, Orton retain titles at Capitol Punishment", "Xander's WWE Raw Report 8/29: Alt. On the March 5 episode of Raw, Swagger lost the United States Championship to Santino Marella, ending his reign at 49 days. [65] Swagger and Ziggler continued to fight over Guerrero for the next few weeks,[66] which led to a match being for Ziggler's United States Championship at Night of Champions, also involving Riley and John Morrison. [37] On the July 13 episode of Raw, he won his first match on the brand by defeating Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP). Jones had ups and downs in his previous two fights, one win and one loss. At WrestleMania 31, Swagger participated in the 2nd Annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, in which he was again eliminated by Big Show. [156] Hager won the fight via submission at 2:09 of the first round. [171], American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, Teaming with Dolph Ziggler and United States Champion (2011–2012). Swagger blamed Cesaro for the loss and put Cesaro in the Patriot Lock before Colter demanded that the duo shake hands. [129] Swagger made a rare Raw appearance on November 2, encountering his former manager Zeb Colter, only to be interrupted by Alberto Del Rio, Colter's new client. [162], Hager faced Brandon Calton at Bellator 250 on October 29, 2020. As a senior in 2006, Hager had a seventh-place finish in the NCAA championships and also defeated the future national champion, Dustin Fox from Northwestern University. By: Brian KnappFormer Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight titleholder MMA on Friday and Saturday brought a doubleheader to the Jake Hager—best known for his time in WWE as Jack Swagger—is making his mixed martial arts debut this Saturday for Bellator MMA. On June 29, 2009, Swagger was traded to the Raw brand, making his debut as part of a three-on-one gauntlet match against WWE Champion Randy Orton, in which he got himself purposely counted out in order to make an impression on Orton. 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