Interview Highlights: Jack Swagger (Jake Hager) talks about Batista helping him transition from pro wrestling into MMA


Jack Swagger (photo credit Wade Keller © PWTorch)

Former WWE World Champion Jack Swagger, real name Jake Hager, says Dave Batista has been helpful in his transition from pro wrestling to 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,” he told Tom Feaheny in an interview available on YouTube HERE.

He also said he might return to WWE. “The door is open, that’s the beauty of professional wrestling anything can and will happen, you never know.” Regarding his time in WWE, he said he misses the bond with his colleagues the most. “What stands out to me was he friends I made there,” he said. “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.”

He said his MMA training is going well so far. “Training has gone really well so far,” he said. “Guys like Rob Radford, Dave Bautista, Josh Rafferty, that’s my team, my family right now, it is a blessing to provide my family with a living doing a job I love is an honor.”

He is also part of Five Star Wrestling in the UK. “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 world wide with that.”


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