Full Name Donald Jacob "Jake" Hager Jr.
Born March 28, 1982
Jack Swagger is a former WWE wrestler, who is currently wrestling in Lucha Underground
as well as looking to kickstart his MMA career.
Swagger was a two-sport athlete in his high school and college years, wrestling and playing
football. Jack Swagger was named an All American due to his success in the sports. After
graduating, he signed with WWE.
WWE: Development Territiories -
Jack Swagger spent two years in WWE’s Developmental Territories, including Deep South
Wrestling, Ohio Valley Wrestling and Florida Championship wrestling before making his
debut on the main roster.
ECW and Early Success:
Jack Swagger debuted in ECW and it was only a matter of time before the huge push he
was given saw him win the ECW Championship. During this time he feuded with Matt Hardy
and Tommy Dreamer.
Raw and World Heavyweight Championship:
During his run on Raw, Jack Swagger won the Money in the Bank Contract. He would later
use the contract to cash in on Chris Jericho and win the World Heavyweight Championship.
Jack Swagger would hold the title until he lost it to Rey Mysterio. According to many,
Swagger won the title too early, exposing his faults for the world to see. Jack Swagger would
never rise to the same level again. Later, he won the United States Championship.
However, his really successful gimmick would be that of The Real Americans. While Jack
Swagger would never again earn a Championship in his time with WWE, his Real American
gimmick with Zeb Colter would help him remain in the eye of the audience. His failures to
win against Alberto Del Rio would hurt him.
They would later team with Cesaro, who was ironically Swiss. Jack Swagger and Antonio
Cesaro would form the Real Americans team and while they were dominant, somehow or
other the tag team titles would avoid them.
He went on to have plenty of other feuds, losing on a regular basis after Cesaro left the
team. He finally left WWE in 2017.
Lucha Underground and MMA:
Currently, Jack Swagger is the Lucha Underground Champion and he wrestles in the
Jack Swagger is also signed to Bellator MMA and is scheduled to have his first fight in
January of 2019.