The news has broken that Jack Swagger is officially done with the WWE after doing nothing of note for several years. After 9 years in the company, the All American American has called it quits. Swagger has had his fair share of career highlights, even if no one really remembers them.
4. Jack Swagger: Money in the Bank Winner
Yessir, good old boy Jack Swagger won the Money in the Bank ladder match once. He overcame the likes of Drew McIntyre, Shelton Benjamin, Kane, Matt Hardy, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, MVP, and Matt Hardy to retrieve the briefcase from on top of the ladder. This match took place at Wrestlemania XXVI, and it is easy for many to overlook and forget about this match because of the very excellent rematch between the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels where Michaels lost and was forced to retire as per the Undertaker’s demands.
Swagger held onto the contract for two days. He first tried to cash in on John Cena, but Cena was too strong or whatever, so Swagger bailed. At the Smackdown tapings, Edge ambushed World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, and Jack arrived to pick up the scraps. He performed a Gutwrench Powerbomb, and three seconds later, he was the World Heavyweight Champion. He held onto the belt for 82 days before dropping it to Rey Mysterio in a fatal four way match.
3. Jack Swagger: United States Champion
Two years after dropping the World Heavyweight Champion, good old boy Jack won the United States Championship from fellow good boy Zack Ryder. He somehow had the belt for a shorter amount of time than he held the World Heavyweight Championship, with his US Title reign clocking in at one day shy of 50 days (or 50 days, depends on how you count).
This was at the height of his relationships with Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler, so when he dropped the title to Santino Marella, of course they would get involved. In a steel cage match against Marella, Guerrero accidentally slammed the cage door on his head. He lost. In a triple threat with Ziggler and Marella, they both somehow lost as well.
The reason no one really remembers this is because the reign was around the same time as Lent. Do you remember what happened last Lent? I don’t think so.