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Jake Hager on Grappling Match Offer With Jon Jones, Says He’ll Put in a Good Word for Jones With AEW

December 1, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Jake Hager AEW Dynamite Image Credit: AEW/Twitter

– AEW star Jake Hager recently appeared on Throwing Down w/ Renee and Miesha, and he discussed the recent announcement that he’d be competing against Jon Jones at a grappling event on December 9 in New Jersey. Hager later denied the claim of the grappling match, noting that no terms were discussed or that a contract was signed. Hager discussed the topic of Jon Jones with Miesha Tate and Renee Paquette. Below are some highlights (via Wrestling Inc.):

Jake Hager on the situation with Jon Jones and thinking Jones wants to work in AEW: “Well I don’t know what’s going on, because I’m training and I’m ready. As far as I know, it’s on. And then it got quiet on his end. I don’t know if he saw my resume and was like ‘oh, this is an Oklahoma country boy I don’t want to wrestle with.’ Maybe he saw I wrestled for AEW and he got a little scared. Everybody wants to work for AEW, so maybe he wants to get a job. Jon, come out of hiding. Prove that you’re still the GOAT, and I’ll put in a good word with Tony for you. I work with GOATs every single day Jon. I work with the GOAT of pro wrestling Chris Jericho. So I’m like the farmer of GOATs, and I can also wrestle a little bit.”

On how Jon Jones jumped the gun with his announcement: “I was at dinner one night and I got the phone call from my head coach Josh Rafferty. He was like, ‘Hey, what’s up man? I’ve got a great situation for you. You should just say yes before I tell you what it is.’ I love Josh, he’s the man, so I’m like, ‘Yes.’ Then he tells me and I’m like, ‘Okay, yes. Go make it happen.’ As far as I know, we were waiting from then on to just do the negotiation and finalize everything. Then he jumped the gun a little bit, made that Twitter announcement when we didn’t have anything signed. I know my response was a little bit harsh, but you’ve got to get my name right, you’ve got to get my company right if you want to work with me.”

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AEW, Jake Hager, Jon Jones, Jeffrey Harris