On the October 16 episode of Dynamite, Hager returned during the main event, aiding in Chris Jericho's AEW World Championship defense, by preventing challenger Darby Allin from executing a top-rope finishing move. Jake Hager is so much more interesting than Jack Swagger. Jim Ross • On the June 6 episode of Raw, Swagger faced long-time rival Rusev in Swagger's home state of Oklahoma in a losing effort via count-out after he was shoved into Titus O'Neil, who was on commentary, at the count of nine. Jenn Decker, Arn Anderson Trainer • AEW Rankings as of Wednesday December 23, 2020 Official All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Rankings as of December 23, 2020 for all Men, Women, and Tag Team Divisions. Sonny Kiss • Christopher Daniels • He covered a number of topics including the advice that Vince McMahon gave him before his MMA debut, why he chose Bellator over UFC, the length of his Bellator contract, the fact that he wants to fight under the name Jack Swagger, his thoughts on AEW and a lot more. Meanwhile, Finn Balor made a shock return to NXT last night to confront champion Adam Cole. The Australian tour consisted of four events between June 16 and June 24. Hulk Hogan. And Tommaso Ciampa came back in search of his title after recovering from neck surgery he underwent in March. Isiah Kassidy • Ring names During the Night of Champions pre-show, the Real Americans competed in a number one contender Tag Team Turmoil match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, in which they were the last team eliminated by The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O'Neil). 100% Upvoted . Ex-WWE world champ turned Bellator star Jack Swagger, aka Jake Hager, could be set for shock AEW Dynamite debut Gary Stonehouse 30 Sep 2019, … News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Three weeks later on July 25 during episode "The Gift That Keeps On Giving", Strong defeated Sammy Guevara. On the March 1, 2010 episode of Raw, Swagger defeated Santino Marella to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania XXVI, where he won, earning a contract for any WWE world championship over the following year. Swagger made his Northeast Wrestling debut on December 1 at NEW Holiday Havoc in a match won by Wrecking Ball Legursky. He held the championship until June 2010. Allie • On September 22 Swagger made his Limitless Wrestling debut at Limitless Question The Answers, where he defeated AR Fox. During his junior year, he met Jim Ross, who was then World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)'s Head of Talent Relations, and Ross encouraged Hager to contact him after graduating. He's so much bigger than Sammy, Kip and MJF. save. Chris Jericho • On February 19, Fox News and various right-wing commentators including Glenn Beck claimed that Swagger and Colter's characters were a mockery of the Tea Party movement meant to "demonize" the Tea Party. He debuted for the promotion by defeating Atlas DaBone, and in the following months began a feud with K.C. Close. Former WWE Superstar Jake Hager (Jack Swagger) made a surprise appearance on the debut episode of AEW Dynamite. ENTRANCE & FINISHER VIDEO. Riho • According to Sports Illustrated, Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger, also known as Jake Hager may be headed to AEW.. Swagger has had talks with AEW and is now a rumoured surprise for Wednesday’s Dynamite premiere from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. While speaking on Talk Is Jericho, AEW wrestler Jake Hager (fka Jack Swagger in WWE) recalled John Cena refusing to lose the WWE Championship to him back in 2010, as he was slated to cash-in the Money In The Bank contract on Cena, according to him. It’s another notable former WWE name for AEW … This was Swaggers first pro appearance in Oklahoma since departure from WWE. Known as Jack Swagger to WWE fans, Hager can’t help but feel like he wasn’t really given a shot. The following day on May 12, Swagger debuted in Upstate Pro Wrestling at UPW Anniversary Anarchy 15, where he defeated Bill Collier. Jake HagerJake StrongJack Swagger Penelope Ford • The Bellator ace has not appeared in a professional ring since 2017 after pursuing a … Returning on July 4 during episode "Pain, Love And Sacrifice To The Gods", Strong won his first Lucha Underground singles match defeating Big Bad Steve. Nick Jackson • Swagger, who now goes under his real name Jake Hager, has been in talks with AEW and is a candidate for a surprise debut on the first episode of AEW: Dynamite. On February 19, 2013, Swagger was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi after a SmackDown taping. Chris Van Vliet • Jack Swagger Share; Tweet; Share; WWE 2K14. It’s another notable former WWE name for AEW … On June 7 during MLW Fusion Episode "Filthy Swagger" he wrestled under his real name in a match lost to Tom Lawlor. March 24, 1982 (1982-03-24) (age 38) After successfully defending his title against Hardy at the Royal Rumble and Finlay at No Way Out, Swagger began a feud with the returning Christian, to whom he lost the ECW Championship at Backlash, which ended his 104-day reign as champion. Under his real name Hager debuted in All Elite Wrestling in 2019 during the October 2 episode of AEW Dynamite. Jake Hager • Kenny Omega • As a result, Swagger and Ziggler formed an alliance, with Swagger helping Ziggler retain his championship. #AEW #Dynamite Tonight on the debut episode of AEW Dynamite, Jake Hager a.k.a Jack Swagger, made his AEW … Q.T. Thoughts on Jack Swagger to AEW. Rey Fénix • He immediately established himself as a heel (villainous character) by starting a feud with Tommy Dreamer. At Royal Rumble, Swagger competed in the Royal Rumble match, but was eliminated by Big Show. I'm not saying that … He joined Bellator MMA Heavyweight Division and has a professional fighting record of 2 wins and 0 losses. The Real Americans moved onto feuding with Los Matadores, culminating in a tag team match on October 27 at Hell in a Cell, which Los Matadores won. At Money in the Bank, Swagger faced fellow heel wrestlers, Dean Ambrose, Fandango, Wade Barrett, Antonio Cesaro, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes in the ladder match eventually won by Sandow. Sports Illustrated noted that Jack Swagger was being saved as a big surprise, possibly for the All Elite Wrestling debut. Swagger cashed in the contract during the SmackDown taping on March 30, 2010, after the World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho had been speared by Edge. Evil Uno • In August 2007, Hager was reassigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), where he began a feud with TJ Wilson. Frank Gastineau • According to Sports Illustrated, Jack Swagger is possibly being saved as a big surprise for All Elite Wrestling. And, then went to AEW. This prompted an impromptu alliance between Zeb Colter and Antonio Cesaro, whom Swagger had partnered with in the past and received positive remarks from Colter during his commentary at ringside. Bryan Alvarez further revealed that Jericho originally wanted Swagger as his bodyguard in WWE. On that night, Hager joined a mass assault during the conclusion of the main event six-man tag match won by Chris Jericho and Santana and Ortiz against Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks. On May 1 at Extreme Rules, Swagger teamed with Cole to defeat Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross in a Country Whipping match. Published. Rashford scores injury time winner to send Solskjaer's side second, Racing fans in stitches over two naughty horse names that slipped past officials, Gunners get back to back wins as super sub Lacazette scores winner, Watch Sawyers' horror own goal gift Leeds opener in 5-0 win at West Brom, Baggies endure horror first half as visitors run riot in win, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. In 2009, on the January 13 episode of ECW, Swagger defeated Hardy to win his first title in WWE, the ECW Championship. Lance Archer • Swagger made his next debut on October 21, immediately appearing in Imperial Wrestling Revolution's IWR When Worlds Collide 2 event where he defeated Ky-ote. Jim Ross (Road Agent, Booker, Backstage Helper) • WWE finally released Hager on March 13. The following week on the October 9 episode of Dynamite, Hager appeared with Jericho, Guevara, Ortiz and Santana during Jericho's in-ring mic segment. During the pre-show of WrestleMania XXX, the Real Americans were the final team eliminated during a fatal-four-way match for the WWE Tag Team Championship. Colt Cabana • On the March 5 episode of Raw, Swagger lost the United States Championship to Santino Marella. The Bellator ace has not appeared in a professional ring since 2017 after pursuing a career in mixed-martial arts. The following night on May 26 Swagger debuted in World Class Revolution at IWR Clash At The Cotillion, where he challenged fellow WWE alumnus and reigning Big League Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion MVP but did not succeed in winning the title. Swagger defeated Zack Ryder to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match to determine the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, which he won after pinning Randy Orton. On the June 25 episode of Raw, Swagger unsuccessfully challenged Santino Marella for the United States Championship. Marq Quen • Marshall • His WWE release in 2017: “Of course now, a year-and-a-half, almost two years since I left the company, I have a different perspective than I did at the time when I was first leaving,” Hager said. Jack Swagger (Jake Hager) was interviewed by Chris Van Vliet last night at USA Pro Wrestling in Orlando, FL. Angélico • Jack Swagger (Jake Hager) chats with Chris Van Vliet at USA Pro Wrestling in Orlando, FL. The following night on Raw, Swagger and Cesaro, now billed as The Real Americans, teamed together for the first time, but ended up being defeated by The Usos. Jack Hager AKA Jack Swagger left WWE in 2017 to pursue a career in MMA. Cash Wheeler • Leva Bates • On the December 1 episode of Raw, Swagger would find Colter beaten up in a corridor, with Rusev later admitting to the attack. On the first episode of Raw following WrestleMania, Swagger tried to cash in his Money in the Bank contract against the WWE Champion John Cena, but changed his mind when he realized that Cena was not incapacitated enough to be defeated easily. L’ex WWE Jack Swagger potrebbe essere stato preso in grande considerazione dalla All Elite Wrestling. On November 18, Swagger made his debut in WrestlePro where he defeated Bobby Wayward. The following year in 2020, Hager wrestled his first AEW match at AEW Revolution, defeating Dustin Rhodes. The following month on September 26 during episode "Kill Mil", Strong defeated Aero Star & Drago, in a Two-On-One Handicap Nunchuck match. But Swagger – real name Jake Hager – appeared in the post-match brawl and aligned himself with Jerico and Co. 275 lbs (125 kg) He then feuded with MVP for several weeks, culminating at SummerSlam, in a match that MVP won. Mr. Money in the Bank and World Heavyweight Champion (2010), Alliance with Dolph Ziggler and United States Champion (2011–2012). After Ziggler's concussion forced him out of his pay-per-view match, the championship match for Extreme Rules was changed to an "I Quit Match" between Del Rio and Swagger. Swagger and Ziggler would continue to fight over Guerrero over the next few weeks, which led to a match being for Ziggler's United States Championship at Night of Champions, also involving Riley and John Morrison. One of the biggest took place at the end of the evening as Jake Hager, formerly known as Jack Swagger, made his debut for AEW. At Over the Limit, Swagger retained the title against The Big Show by intentionally disqualifying himself. On November 25 at the WrestleCade SuperShow, Swagger made his WrestleCade debut, challenging Eli Drake for the Impact Global Championship. WWE One of the biggest shocks on AEW: Dynamite’s debut TNT show was the return to wrestling of former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger, now going by his real name Jake Hager. Perry, Oklahoma On March 1, 2017, Hager announced that he had requested his release from WWE. Following this loss, Swagger would go on to a three-month losing streak against the likes of Tyson Kidd, Sheamus, Brodus Clay and Ryback. Debuting as Jake Strong, he wrestled his first match on February 24 during Lucha Underground's "Darkness And The Monster" episode where he teamed with Big Bad Steve and Sammy Guevara in a six-man tag team match lost to the defending Lucha Underground Trios Champions Killshot, Son Of Havoc & The Mack. AEW was looking for someone who could … After Extreme Rules, Swagger disappeared from the storyline, reportedly injured. Jack Hager made his All Elite Wrestling debut on the AEW Dynamite TNT premier episode. Jack Swagger is currently one of the main attractions of the AEW brand and is doing better than ever. Kip Sabian • Hikaru Shida (Trainer) • He successfully defended his championship against Edge and Jericho in a triple threat match on the April 16 episode of SmackDown, and against Randy Orton in an Extreme Rules match at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view. He then sought to challenge Matt Hardy for the ECW Championship and was named the number one contender on the December 30 episode of ECW. Due to his high-school wrestling background, he was asked to join the wrestling team as a heavyweight in his sophomore year, and switched over full-time. Jacob "Jake" Hager (March 24, 1982) is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist currenty signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Jake Hager. Under his real name Hager debuted in All Elite Wrestling in 2019 during the October 2 episode of AEW Dynamite. On June 16 at NEW Wrestle And Ride, Swagger defeated Josh Briggs. At WrestleMania, Swagger receive a Stone Cold Stunner from the guest referee Stone Cold Steve Austin when attempting to withdraw Cole from the match. Seven nights later at PPW Supershow, Swagger lost the PPW Heavyweight title to Mike Orlando in a title rematch. He is also known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the ring name Jack Swagger. The three went on to involve themselves in each other's wrestling affairs, leading towards the pay-per-view Extreme Rules in a triple-threat match for Del Rio's World Heavyweight Championship. The Blade • Jack Evans • Brandi • On the March 28 episode of Raw, Swagger faced Lawler in a singles match, which he won by disqualification after Lawler attacked him with a steel chair. Ten • In May, Swagger & ziggler unsuccessfully challenged Kofi Kingston & R-truth for the WWE Tag Team Championship, first at Over the Limit (2012) and second on the May 28 edition of Raw. Swagger blamed Cesaro for the loss and put Cesaro in the Patriot Lock before Colter demanded that the duo shake hands. In 2006, as an All-American wrestler, he made 30 pins, setting the record for most pins in a single season. He joined Bellator MMA Heavyweight Division and has a professional fighting record of 2 wins and 0 losses. Jack Swagger Makes Pro-Wrestling Return with AEW Dynamite Jack Hagger, earlier known as Jack Swagger in WWE, has made a surprise return with AEW on the premiere episode of AEW Dynamite on TNT. At WWE Capitol Punishment, Bourne defeated Swagger to end the feud. Jack Swagger Says He Is Excited For AEW, Reveals He's Had Brief Talks With Cody Regarding Joining. On the September 12 episode of Raw, Swagger faced Jinder Mahal in a losing effort. Serpentico • On the June 11 edition of Raw, Swagger & Ziggle competed in a fatal four-way match to determine the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship, however he was eliminated when Ziggler pinned him. Below is what he said: “I had a little inclination, but I had no idea what was going to happen. He was unsuccessful in winning the title. Swagger competed in his second Money in the Bank ladder match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, which was won by Alberto Del Rio. One of those wrestlers was Jake Hager, who is the former WWE world champion, Jack Swagger. The next night on Main Event, Swagger would lose to Dolph Ziggler with the distraction by Rose. On April 26, Swagger was drafted to the Raw brand as part of the 2011 supplemental draft. One of the biggest took place at the end of the evening as Jake Hager, formerly known as Jack Swagger, made his debut for AEW. In late 2010, Swagger began being accompanied to the ring by his mascot, the Swagger Soaring Eagle, who was portrayed by Chavo Guerrero. Trainer Former WWE Superstar Jake Hager (Jack Swagger) made a surprise appearance on the debut episode of AEW Dynamite. On May 19, Swagger made his Federacion Universal De Lucha Libre debut in Mexico. The next day on December 3, Swagger returned to Championship Wrestling From Hollywood at CWFH Milestone in a match won by Brian Cage. Tras haber terminado el main event entre los Bucks y Omega (el cual estaba fuera por un ataque de Moxley) y Jericho, Ortiz y Santana se desarrolló una brawl. Raw 2010 OVERALL: 88. The ‘All-American American’ is good friends with Rhodes from their time at WWE together. Swagger would feud with Cesaro, which also involved Rob Van Dam, resulting in the three men competing in a triple threat elimination match at Extreme Rules, which Cesaro won. 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