Former WWE Superstar Jake Hager (Jack Swagger) is gearing up for his first professional Mixed Martial Arts fight at Bellator 214 and has been doing promotion for it while talking with various media outlets that include The New York Post.
Swagger joins the list of pro wrestlers to make the jump to MMA that includes Brock Lesnar, CM Punk and Bobby Lashley. During this interview, he gave his take on All Elite Wrestling.
This was when he stated that he thinks they’re gonna change the landscape of professional wrestling and going to bring some competition to the big dog. Swagger made it known that he thinks competition makes everybody better and that it’s a cool moment for the business.
The former WWE star was also asked if he was interested in joining the growing AEW roster.
“Absolutely, you see what guys like Cody Rhodes, guys like The Young Bucks have done. Guys like Kenny Omega, who is expected to sign with them. They bring in Chris Jericho and he’s like the world, you know, universal greatest of all time. It’s so cool to see the momentum. Honestly, I feel like it started a couple of years ago with Drew McIntyre doing such a good job on the independent scene and really showing, at least a lot of the wrestlers in WWE, that there is life outside of the WWE and that the independent scene is a viable place to make consistent money where you can provide for you family.”
Swagger added, “I absolutely would love to work with Cody and the Bucks. I invited them to the Bellator fight. So we will have to see if they show up.”
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