Former WWE Superstar Jake Hager (Jack Swagger) continues to make the media rounds to promote his next pro-MMA fight.
Swagger, a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, ECW Champion, and United States Champion who’s stint with the company lasted from 2006 to 2017, has signed a contract with Bellator MMA.
Swagger recently talked to Pro Wrestling 24/7 where he spoke about several WWE stars being unhappy in the company and asking for their release.
“No it’s not a shock, they know exactly how they treat their talent. They know the contracts that they have assigned and they know exactly why we’re unhappy with the way they treat us. So it’s not a shock to me,” stated Swagger. “I’m very thankful now looking back that I was able to leave when I did. I’m very thankful for my 12 years there because it allowed me to do so much. It allows me to do so much now because of my background, that notch on my resume, but at the same time there’s a lot of unhappy people there and it’s not just because of the politics.
“You’re traveling 200 days a year, sometimes you’re only home 36 hours a week, away from your family and then you go out there and you have these storylines that are just bad and you’re like, ‘I’m putting my body through this for THIS’? Like it would be a lot easier if the Superstars up there didn’t care and they just did what they were told, but unfortunately you can’t do a job like that. You have to care, you have to wear your heart on your sleeve in that ring and you have to care about what you are doing and so it doesn’t surprise me at all that people are leaving because it is a problem they need to address.”
Swagger will take on T.J. Jones (1-1) at the upcoming Bellator 221 event. The show goes down on May 11th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois and will air on DAZN.