Jack Swagger will be on a few Major League Wrestling events.
Jake Hager (formerly known as Jack Swagger in WWE) has signed a deal with Major League Wrestling to appear on some of the promotion's future events. Hager also has started a mixed-martial-arts career and is under contract with the Bellator MMA promotion.
The following is an excerpt from the press release by MLW.
Major League Wrestling has reached a multi-fight deal with Jake Hager, the former World Champion formerly known as “Jack Swagger”. The deal will see Hager make his MLW debut on May 3rd in Orlando at MLW: Intimidation Games hosted by Gilt Nightclub.
A native of Perry, Oklahoma, the current Bellator MMA fighter was a decorated collegiate wrestler at the University of Oklahoma, where he was an All-American and set the school record for most pins at the 285-pound weight class in a single season with 30.
“A reckoning is coming to the heavyweight division of Major League Wrestling,” said Hager’s new manager, renowned southern promoter Colonel Robert Parker.
MLW recently held a tournament to crown the MLW World Champion and that tournament was won by Shane Strickland when he defeated Matt Riddle in the finals. Strickland will defend his championship on the same card on which Hager will make his MLW debut.