Profile:
  • Name: Jack Swagger
  • Real Name: Jake Hager
  • Date of Birth: March 24, 1982
  • Hometown: Perry, Oklahoma, United States of America
  • Height: 6'7
  • Weight: 260 pounds
  • WWE Debut: September 9, 2008
  • Nicknames: "All-American American", "Real American"
  • Finishers: Patriot Act, Swagger Bomb, Red White and Blue Thunder Bomb
  • Career Highlights: 1-time World Heavyweight Champion, 1-time ECW Champion, 1-time WWE United States Champion, 2010 Money in the Bank Winner

Biography:An excelled All-American wrestling competitor, the All-American American Jack Swagger has showed his skills in the squared circle and he has dominated his competitors with his dreadful Patriot Lock. He started his career with an undefeated streak on ECW that lead to him winning the ECW Championship. Swagger rose as a main event competitor by winning the Money in the Bank in 2010 and ultimately won the World Heavyweight Championship. He is a self-proclaimed real American who considers the rest of the Americans to be useless and a shame for the nation. He considers himself to be a true patriot and removes every obstacle that blocks his path to the top of the squared circle.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2008 - present)ECW (2008 - 2009)After competing in Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW), the developmental territory of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Jake Hager debuted on WWE television on September 9, 2008 edition of ECW as a heel under the ring name Jack Swagger. Swagger joined the ECW brand as he competed in his first WWE match, defeating a local competitor. Swagger began an undefeated streak and dominated the ECW roster, getting upset victories against the ECW veteran Tommy Dreamer on numerous occasions, thus rising to the main event status.
On December 2 edition of ECW, Swagger defeated Ricky Ortiz to become the #1 contender for the ECW Championship. Entering 2013, Swagger defeated Matt Hardy to get an upset victory to win the ECW Championship on January 13 (taped January 12) edition of ECW. On January 16 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger and Mark Henry lost to Matt Hardy and Finlay in a tag team match. Swagger suffered his first pinfall loss in WWE as he was pinned by Hardy.

At Royal Rumble, Swagger made his pay-per-view debut as he successfully defended the ECW Championship against Matt Hardy. On February 3 edition of ECW, Swagger's undefeated streak ended in singles competition when he lost to Finlay after Hornswoggle hit Swagger with a shillelagh in the ankle. As a result, Swagger began a rivalry with Finlay, which culminated in a match between the two for Swagger's ECW Championship at No Way Out, which Swagger won to retain the championship. At Backlash, Swagger lost the championship to Christian. Swagger's reign ended at 104 days.

At Judgment Day, Swagger unsuccessfully challenged Christian for the ECW Championship. At Judgment Day, Swagger competed against Christian and Tommy Dreamer in a Triple Threat Hardcore match. At The Bash, Swagger competed against Tommy Dreamer, Mark Henry, Christian and Finlay in a Championship Scramble for the ECW Championship. Dreamer retained the championship. The following night, on June 29 edition of Raw, Swagger was traded to the Raw brand as part of a 15-man Trade initiated by Donald Trump.

Raw (2009 - 2010)
On June 29 edition of Raw, Swagger competed in his first match as part of the Raw roster, losing to Randy Orton by count-out in a Gauntlet match. At Night of Champions, Swagger competed against Kofi Kingston, Montel Vontavious Porter, Carlito, The Miz and Primo in a Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE United States Championship. Kingston retained the championship. Swagger began a rivalry with MVP, which culminated in a match between the two at SummerSlam, which MVP won.

At Hell in a Cell, Swagger competed against Kofi Kingston and The Miz in a Triple Threat match for the WWE United States Championship. On October 12 edition of Raw, Swagger defeated Montel Vontavious Porter in a Team Raw qualifying match for Bragging Rights. At Bragging Rights, Swagger was on D-Generation X's Team Raw, consisting of Big Show, Mark Henry, Kofi Kingston and Cody Rhodes against Chris Jericho and Kane's Team SmackDown!, consisting of Matt Hardy, Finlay, R-Truth and Hart Dynasty. Team SmackDown! won when Big Show turned on Team Raw by delivering a Chokeslam to Kingston, allowing Jericho to pin him for the victory.

At Survivor Series, Swagger was on The Miz's Team Miz, consisting of Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus and Drew McIntyre against John Morrison's Team Morrison, consisting of Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Finlay and Evan Bourne in a Survivor Series match. Swagger was eliminated by Morrison. Team Miz won. The Miz, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus survived the match. The following night, on November 23 edition of Raw, Swagger, Chavo Guerrero and Chris Masters lost to Montel Vontavious Porter, Mark Henry and R-Truth in a qualification match for Breakthrough Battle Royal. On December 22 edition of Raw, Swagger competed against Yoshi Tatsu in an ECW Homecoming qualifying match in a losing effort.

Entering 2010, Swagger competed against Mark Henry, Carlito and Montel Vontavious Porter in a Fatal Four-Way match to determine the #1 contender for the WWE United States Championship at Royal Rumble. MVP won. Swagger began issuing an All-American Challenge, a match in which Swagger had to be eliminated over the top rope for the win. He would lose to Santino Marella and Mark Henry. At Royal Rumble, Swagger participated in his first Royal Rumble match as the #26 entrant. He lasted two minutes until he was eliminated by Kofi Kingston. Edge won the 2010 Royal Rumble.

The following night, on February 1 edition of Raw, Swagger lost to Triple H in an Elimination Chamber qualifying match. On March 1 edition of Raw, Swagger defeated Santino Marella to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder match. At WrestleMania XXVI, Swagger made his WrestleMania debut as he defeated Drew McIntyre, Kane, Christian, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin, Montel Vontavious Porter, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne and Dolph Ziggler to win the 2010 Money in the Bank Ladder match. As a result, Swagger won the Money in the Bank briefcase containing a contract that required the contract holder to cash in for a championship match anytime or anywhere he wanted. Swagger rose to main event status by winning the match.

On April 2 (taped March 30) edition of SmackDown!, Swagger cashed in his Money in the Bank contract against Chris Jericho for the World Heavyweight Championship after Edge delivered a Spear to Jericho. Swagger earned the upset victory against Jericho by defeating him for the World Heavyweight Championship. As a result, the All-American American capitalized on the given opportunity and became a world champion, thus realizing his dream of becoming a world champion in WWE and adding his name into the list of world champions. As a result of winning the World Heavyweight Championship, Swagger moved to the SmackDown! brand.

SmackDown! (2010 - 2011)

On April 5 edition of Raw, Swagger competed in his last match as part of the Raw roster, losing to Randy Orton. On April 9 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger competed in his first match as part of the SmackDown! roster, defeating John Morrison. At Extreme Rules, Swagger successfully defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Randy Orton in an Extreme Rules match, thus getting an upset victory over Orton. Swagger's father Jack Swagger, Sr. started assisting him in segments.


At Over the Limit, Swagger retained the World Heavyweight Championship against Big Show through intentional disqualification. At Fatal 4-Way, Swagger defended the championship against Big Show, Rey Mysterio and CM Punk in a Fatal 4-Way match. Mysterio won the championship. Swagger's reign ended at 82 days. At Money in the Bank, Swagger unsuccessfully challenged Mysterio for the championship. On July 23 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger lost to Mysterio in a Two out of Three Falls match to determine the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam.

After losing the championship, Swagger appointed a lucky mascot called Swagger Soaring Eagle that would manage him during his matches. At Hell in a Cell, Swagger lost to Edge. On October 15 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger defeated Montel Vontavious Porter in a Team SmackDown! qualification match for Bragging Rights. At Bragging Rights, Swagger was on Big Show's Team SmackDown!, consisting of Edge, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, Tyler Reks and Alberto Del Rio, against The Miz's Team Raw, consisting of CM Punk, Sheamus, John Morrison, Ezekiel Jackson, Santino Marella and R-Truth in an Elimination match. Swagger was eliminated by Morrison. Team SmackDown! won. Edge and Mysterio survived the match.

On November 19 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger represented Team Del Rio against Team Mysterio in a Battle Royal. He was eliminated by Big Show and Rey Mysterio for the win. At Survivor Series, Swagger was on Alberto Del Rio's Team Del Rio, consisting of Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes and Tyler Reks, against Rey Mysterio's Team Mysterio, consisting of Big Show, Montel Vontavious Porter, Kofi Kingston and Chris Masters in a Survivor Series match. Swagger was eliminated by Mysterio. Team Mysterio won. Rey Mysterio and Big Show survived the match. On November 26 edition of Raw, Swagger lost to Kofi Kingston in a King of the Ring qualifying match. The following night, on December 3 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger lost to Kingston to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

At Tribute to the Troops, Dolph Ziggler and Swagger competed against Big Show and Kofi Kingston in a losing effort. At TLC, Swagger competed against Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston in a Triple Threat Ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Entering 2011, Swagger competed against Edge, Drew McIntyre and Tyson Kidd in a Battle Royal on January 24 edition of SmackDown!. Edge won the Battle Royal. At Royal Rumble, Swagger participated in the 2011 Royal Rumble match as the #27 entrant. He lasted four minutes until he was eliminated by Rey Mysterio. Alberto Del Rio won the 2011 Royal Rumble. On February 4 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger lost to Rey Mysterio in an Elimination Chamber qualification match.

Swagger became the trainer of the Raw commentator Michael Cole, thus forming an alliance with Cole. At WrestleMania XXVII, Swagger assisted Cole in his match against Jerry Lawler, with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest referee. Swagger received a Stone Cold Stunner for trying to remove Cole from the match. On April 15 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger participated in a Battle Royal to determine Alberto Del Rio's opponent for the World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules. Christian won the Battle Royal. On April 26, Swagger was drafted to the Raw brand in the Supplemental Draft.

Raw (2011 - present)

On April 29 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger competed in his last match as part of the SmackDown! roster, losing to Sin Cara after a distraction by Michael Cole. At Extreme Rules, Swagger and Michael Cole defeated Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross in a Country Whipping match. On May 2 edition of Raw, Swagger and Drew McIntyre lost to Rey Mysterio and Kofi Kingston in Swagger's first match as part of the Raw roster. Swagger ended his partnership with Michael Cole after Cole insulted him and blamed him for the loss to Jerry Lawler. Swagger began a rivalry with Evan Bourne, which culminated in a match between the two at Capitol Punishment, which Bourne won.


At Money in the Bank, Swagger competed against Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio, The Miz, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Evan Bourne and Alex Riley in the 2011 Raw Money in the Bank Ladder match. ADR won the match. The following night, on July 18 edition of Raw, Swagger participated in a tournament for the vacated WWE Championship, losing to R-Truth in the quarter-final round. At Night of Champions, Swagger competed against Dolph Ziggler, John Morrison and Alex Riley in a Fatal Four-Way match for the WWE United States Championship. Ziggler retained the championship. Swagger began pursuing Ziggler's valet Vickie Guerrero in attempt to become her client. Swagger became Guerrero's client and formed a tag team with Ziggler.

At Hell in a Cell, Dolph Ziggler and Swagger unsuccessfully challenged Air Boom for the WWE Tag Team Championship. On October 14 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger participated in a Battle Royal, with the winner earning a championship match of his choice. He was eliminated by eventual winner Randy Orton. At Vengeance, Air Boom defeated Dolph Ziggler and Swagger to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship. At Survivor Series, Swagger was on Wade Barrett's Team Barrett, consisting of Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler and Hunico, against Randy Orton's Team Orton, consisting of Kofi Kingston, Sheamus, Mason Ryan and Sin Cara in a Survivor Series match. Swagger was eliminated by Orton. Team Barrett won. Barrett survived the match.

At Tribute to the Troops, Swagger lost to Zack Ryder. Swagger began a rivalry with Sheamus, which culminated in a match between the two at TLC, which Sheamus won. Entering 2012, Swagger defeated Zack Ryder to win the WWE United States Championship on January 16 edition of Raw. At Royal Rumble, Swagger participated in the 2012 Royal Rumble match as the #25 entrant. He lasted seven minutes until he was eliminated by eventual winner Sheamus and Big Show. Swagger and Dolph Ziggler named their tag team American Perfection on the basis of Swagger's All-American and Ziggler's Perfection gimmicks.

At Elimination Chamber, Swagger successfully defended the WWE United States Championship against Justin Gabriel. On March 5 edition of Raw, Swagger lost the championship to Santino Marella. Swagger's reign ended at 49 days. At WrestleMania XXVIII, American Perfection were on David Otunga's Team Johnny, consisting of The Miz, Mark Henry and Drew McIntyre, against Santino Marella's Team Teddy, consisting of Booker T, The Great Khali, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and Zack Ryder. Team Johnny won after Eve attacked Ryder. As a result, John Laurinaitis became the General Manager of both Raw and SmackDown!.

At Over the Limit, American Perfection unsuccessfully challenged Kofi Kingston and R-Truth for the WWE Tag Team Championship. After failing to capture the championship and show any excellence in the tag team division, American Perfection ended their team. On June 11 edition of Raw, Swagger competed against Christian, The Great Khali and Dolph Ziggler in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match to determine the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship at No Way Out. Swagger was eliminated by eventual winner Ziggler.

On June 29 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger lost to Tyson Kidd in a World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank qualifying match. The following week, on July 3 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger participated in a Great American Bash Battle Royal to determine the SmackDown! General Manager for the upcoming week. Zack Ryder won the Battle Royal. Swagger began a losing streak, which resulted in Swagger taking time off in September 2012. As a result, Swagger was out of action for five months.

On February 1, 2013 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger made his surprise return to WWE television. Swagger was repackaged with a new nickname "Real American" as he considered himself to be a true patriot and he appointed Zeb Colter as his real American founding father. Swagger had a losing streak before his hiatus but he began a winning streak upon returning to WWE. At Elimination Chamber, Swagger defeated Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan and Kane in an Elimination Chamber to become the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.

As a result, Swagger began a rivalry with Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship. At WrestleMania 29, Swagger unsuccessfully challenged ADR for the championship. On April 8 edition of Raw, Swagger and Zeb Colter lost to ADR in a Handicap match. On April 19 edition of SmackDown!, ADR defeated Swagger. The following week, on April 26 edition of SmackDown!, Swagger defeated ADR in a No Disqualification match to get the upset victory. At Extreme Rules, ADR defeated Swagger in an "I Quit" match to determine the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Championship at Payback to end the rivalry.

Swagger formed a tag team with Zeb Colter's newest client Antonio Cesaro called Real Americans on the basis that Cesaro, despite being a non-American claimed to be a real American. At Money in the Bank, Swagger competed against Damien Sandow, Dean Ambrose, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Antonio Cesaro and Fandango in the 2013 World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank Ladder match. Sandow won the match. On August 12 edition of Raw, Swagger participated in a Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender for the WWE United States Championship at SummerSlam. Rob Van Dam won the Battle Royal.

Real Americans feuded with teams like The Usos, Prime Time Players and Tons of Funk, exchanging victories with them. At the pre-show of Night of Champions, Real Americans participated in a Tag Team Turmoil match to determine the #1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship later in the show. They were eliminated by Prime Time Players for the win. The following night, on September 16 edition of Raw, Real Americans competed against The Usos and Tons of Funk in a Triple Threat Elimination match to determine the #1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship. Usos won the match.

Real Americans defeated The Great Khali and Santino Marella at Battleground and on October 7 edition of Raw. Real Americans began a rivalry with the new team Los Matadores, which culminated in a match between the two teams at Hell in a Cell, which Matadores won.

Jack Swagger's WWE Photo Gallery:
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