jack swagger

Jack Swagger has stepped into the world of MMA, and over the weekend he won his first fight when he defeated J.W. Kiser at Bellator 214.

Even though Swagger is focused on MMA right now, he’s far from done with professional wrestling, and he recently shared his thoughts about AEW with Jim Ross on The Jim Ross Report.

“I could not be more excited about it. I feel like it’s changing the landscape of professional wrestling. It’s providing competition. I know, Jim, you’re like me. I believe competition makes everyone better. So this is great for pro wrestlers. This is great for the boys in the back – it gives them some place to go, it gives them leverage. And it’s great for pro wrestling fans! It gives them different styles and shows the different artistic ways we can tell stories. I can’t put a finger on how guys like Kenny Omega, guys like The Young Bucks, guys like Cody, over the last two years have just become red-hot and just generated so much momentum. They’re just doing the right things at the right times and really making it a great time to be a pro wrestler.”

Swagger also confirmed that while he hasn’t talked with Cody Rhodes too much about AEW, the topic has come up.

“I’ve kind of had my nose in training camp since September, so I haven’t talked with them about it too much, but here and there, I will talk with Cody and you can’t help but bring it up. I always think back to what [Chris] Jericho and Kenny Omega did for New Japan [Pro-Wrestling] last year for Wrestle Kingdom. I really feel like they worked everybody, that angle and it was really refreshing to see… it was 2018 at the time, but to see that in pro wrestling where people can still get hooked, still believe it. I expect nothing but more of that and great matches from these guys.”

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