Jake Hager, the former Jack Swagger made his big pro wrestling return during the closing moments of All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite this week. It was a moment that a lot of fans didn’t see coming, but it was also a surprise that AEW has been holding onto for quite some time.
During the media scrum following AEW: Dynamite, Tony Khan was asked about Jake Hager showing up. Apparently, this was a big surprise that they’ve been holding onto for a very long time.
“You know what’s pretty cool about secret keeping is that Jake’s been signed for like a really long time,” Khan said. “Jake’s been signed to us for like a really long time now. Jake can clearly keep a secret and so can we. For quite awhile now Jake was signed.”
“It’s something we’ve been planning for. He moved his camp to accommodate this, but he’s also still in training and has a good schedule with that. The AEW schedule with Wednesdays allows him to make Wednesday the off day so he can train Friday to Tuesday and that’s what Jake’s doing right now.”
“Jake’s a machine. At the end he got a great reaction and for him to come in, he’s different from a lot of the high flying wrestlers we have right now, he’s a powerhouse and he came in and he’s really exciting.”
Last night was a lot of fun and we can’t wait to do it again here at Ringside News. The Wednesday Night Wars will likely contain a lot of exciting moments to come. It’s good to know All Elite Wrestling can have these surprises and hold onto them for the right moment.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote