42 Facts About Jack Swagger


Jack Swagger switched to wrestling full-time in his sophomore year, and in 2006, set the record for most pins in a season with 30 as an All-American.

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Jack Swagger left the company in 2017 after he decided to pursue a professional mixed martial arts career.

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Jack Swagger wrestled in high school with Danny Hodge's grandson and remains good friends with Hodge as he grew up living two blocks away from him in Perry, Oklahoma.

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Jack Swagger was the second-string defensive tackle behind eventual National Football League players Tommie Harris and Dusty Dvoracek.

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Jack Swagger stopped playing football and concentrated fully on wrestling his sophomore year.

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Jack Swagger competed mainly in dark matches before being moved to Ohio Valley Wrestling in January 2007.

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Jack Swagger debuted for the promotion by defeating Atlas DaBone, and in the following months began a feud with K C James.

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Jack Swagger later defended the championship against Miller, TJ Wilson, James Curtis, and Gabe Tuft.

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Jack Swagger immediately established himself as a heel by starting a feud with Tommy Dreamer.

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Jack Swagger later defeated Dreamer in a normal match and an "Amateur Wrestling Challenge" competition.

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Jack Swagger attempted to regain the title against Christian at Judgment Day and in a triple threat hardcore match at Extreme Rules involving Dreamer but was unsuccessful in both attempts.

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On June 29,2009, Jack Swagger was traded to the Raw brand, making his debut as part of a three-on-one gauntlet match against WWE Champion Randy Orton, in which he got himself purposely counted out in order to make an impression on Orton.

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Jack Swagger then feuded with MVP for several weeks, culminating at SummerSlam, in a match that MVP won.

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At the Royal Rumble, Jack Swagger entered at number 26 in the Royal Rumble match, but was later eliminated by Kofi Kingston.

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Jack Swagger cashed in the contract during the SmackDown taping on April 2,2010, after then World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho had been speared by Edge.

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Jack Swagger went on to defeat Jericho to win the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time and subsequently joined the SmackDown brand.

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At Over the Limit, Jack Swagger retained the title against Big Show by intentionally disqualifying himself.

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In late 2010, Jack Swagger began being accompanied to the ring by his mascot, the Jack Swagger Soaring Eagle, who was portrayed by Chavo Guerrero.

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At TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, Jack Swagger competed in a triple threat ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship against Kofi Kingston and champion Dolph Ziggler, in which Ziggler retained.

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At WrestleMania, Jack Swagger receive a Stone Cold Stunner from the guest referee, Stone Cold Steve Austin when attempting to withdraw Cole from the match.

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At Extreme Rules, Jack Swagger teamed with Cole to defeat Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross in a Country Whipping match.

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Jack Swagger competed in his second Money in the Bank ladder match at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, however he was unsuccessful as the match was won by Alberto Del Rio.

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The following week, Jack Swagger had a "tryout" match, but was distracted by Guerrero arguing with Dolph Ziggler at ringside, and lost the match.

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At Night of Champions, Jack Swagger was unsuccessful in winning the title as Ziggler retained.

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At Elimination Chamber, Jack Swagger successfully defended his title against Justin Gabriel.

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That same episode, Jack Swagger defeated Zack Ryder to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match that would determine the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship which he won after last eliminating Randy Orton.

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Jack Swagger was originally booked to face Ziggler and Del Rio in three-way ladder match for the World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules Ziggler would suffer a legitimate concussion at a SmackDown taping due to a kick from Jack Swagger, thus removing their match from the card.

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At Survivor Series, Jack Swagger teamed with Cesaro, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins in a 5 on 5 traditional Survivor Series tag team match in which their team was victorious over Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, Goldust and The Usos' team.

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Jack Swagger blamed Cesaro for the loss and put Cesaro in the Patriot Lock before Colter demanded that the duo shake hands.

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Jack Swagger retaliated by attacking Cesaro on the following Raw and then destroying the trophy, thus ending the stable.

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At the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Jack Swagger would compete in the Money in the Bank ladder match, which was won by Seth Rollins.

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At Royal Rumble, Jack Swagger competed in the 2015 Royal Rumble match, lasting a while before he was eliminated by Big Show.

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At WrestleMania 31, Jack Swagger participated in the 2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, in which he was again eliminated by Big Show.

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On January 24,2016, at Royal Rumble, during the kick-off show, Jack Swagger teamed with Mark Henry in a winning effort against the teams of Darren Young and Damien Sandow, The Dudley Boyz and The Ascension.

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At WrestleMania 32, Jack Swagger would compete in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which was won by Baron Corbin.

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Jack Swagger announced that he would be joining the House of Hardcore 2017 Australian tour.

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Jack Swagger wrestled for PPW and became the PPW Heavyweight Champion on PPW High Voltage, February 11,2018.

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Jack Swagger's in-ring debut match for AEW occurred on February 29,2020, at Revolution, where he defeated Dustin Rhodes.

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Jack Swagger again won the fight via an arm-triangle choke in the first round.

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Jack Swagger's third fight with the promotion, Hager faced Anthony Garrett at Bellator 231 on October 25,2019.

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Jack Swagger was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.

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Jack Swagger was then scheduled to stand trial on June 25,2013, in Mississippi.

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