Storylines and character arcs form an important part of a pro wrestler's career while with a promotion. For Jack Hager, who is currently a part of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), this was the biggest reason that forced him to step away from the Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Hager, who used to wrestle with the WWE under the ring name of Jack Swagger, left the promotion in 2017, after an almost 11-year association that went back to 2006. In an appearance on Busted Open Radio, Hager spoke about the reasons behind his transition at length.
He said, “…You know, I am very thankful for the run that I had there [in WWE] but towards the end there when Bully [Ray] was there I was very unhappy. I didn't know how to make the changes. How to use my hard work to make the changes that I needed to do to get to where I wanted.
After so long in that, you beat a dog so many times that dog is going to think that he isn't worth anything so I feel so refreshed being out of there and in the situation we are now”. Alongside working in the AEW, Hager is also a part of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world.
He has a contract with Bellator MMA. He is also contracted with the Lucha Underground where he wrestles under the ring name Jack Strong.