Former WWE Superstar Jake Hager (Jack Swagger) made a surprise appearance on the debut episode of AEW Dynamite.
As seen on Wednesday’s show from Washington, D.C., at the famed Capital One Arena on TNT, Hager came out to the ring after the main event that saw Chirs Jericho, Santana, and Ortiz beat The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega in a six-man tag team match.
After the match, the heels jumped The Young Bucks that led to a brawl involving Cody Rhodes, Sammy Guevara, Dustin Rhodes, and eventually Hager, who attacked the babyfaces.
This appearance comes after months of speculation that Hager could join the company after his departure from WWE a few years ago.
It should be noted that Sports Illustrated did report last week that the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion could make an appearance on this show.
It will be interesting to see Hager’s role with AEW going forward as he’s still competing in the world of MMA. In fact, he has his next fight booked under the banner of the Bellator MMA promotion.
He is set to fight at the Bellator 231 event. He’ll take on Anthony Garrett in a heavyweight showdown that will air as part of the main card.