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Jack Swagger Says He’s Very Excited About Signing With 5 Star Wrestling, Explains How Batista Has Helped Him Prepare for His MMA Debut

January 13, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Jack Swagger

Thomas Feaheny recently interviewed former WWE Superstar Jack Swagger (aka Jake Hager), who discussed his signing with 5 Star Wrestling in the UK. Below are some highlights (transcript via WrestlingInc.com).

Swagger on his time in WWE: “What stands out to me was he friend’s I made there. I will take them guys wherever I go, I’m glad and thankful for the career I had and to leave on my own terms.”The door is open, that’s the beauty of professional wrestling. Anything can and will happen, you never know.”

Swagger on his training for his Bellator MMA debut: “Training has gone really well so far, guys like Rob Radford, Dave Bautista, Josh Rafferty, that’s my team, my family right now. It is a blessing to provide for my family with a living, doing a job I love. It’s an honour.”

Swagger on how Batista has helped him prepare for fighting in MMA: “Anyone who knows Dave, knows about the type of person he is, he has had a lot of success, in and out the ring, he is a good guy, he is passing on the knowledge forward, I am thankful to have him on board.”

Jack Swagger on his signing with 5 Star Wrestling: “It is very exciting, to be at the start of something that is huge. Hopefully we can take advantage of being available to 22 million households in the UK and then go worldwide with that.”