​Jack Swagger Discusses His Feud With Rusev & Lana, Passing Of Wisdown, Cesaro, More

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Jack Swagger recently spoke about his feud with Rusev and more. Here are the
highlights…

Being a veteran and passing off wisdom to newer talents:
“Well, I don’t know if I would go so far as to call myself a veteran of the
locker room… But I have had the honor of privilege of working with guys like
Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Chris Jericho, Triple H… A lot of guys
that don’t compete anymore, so a lot of guys coming up now aren’t going to have
that knowledge or experience of someone who grew up in a different generation
and had that old-school mentality and was able to pass it along to guys like me
or Dolph Ziggler. It’s something that’s very special and can’t be overlooked,
because it really is like… Triple-H and Undertaker, when they wrestled at
WrestleMania, they’re the last of their generation, you know? And no one else is
going to have that now, coming up. So it is important to try and pass along
certain issues that you can help guys with. Me, I’m a very giving guy, and I
always want to help and I always want to learn something, so I just try and pass
along my hunger to those guys. I’m like, “Look, either you want this, and this
is going to be how it is and you’re going to eat, sleep and breathe this, or
you’re not going to make it.” I think that’s one of the most important things.
You just gotta stay hungry.”

Why he thinks the USA vs. Russia storylines with Rusev have been
working:
“I think it’s a couple of things, why it turned out so well
and why it hit home. One is that Rusev is this big immovable force. Amazing
competitor. And Lana… She cuts these very anti-American promos, very believable,
and if there’s one thing that Americans can agree on, it’s pride for their
country. We can be torn a million different ways about issues that are going on,
but then when you start talking about our country, one thing about real
Americans… You can push us, and push us, and knock us down, but when the times
get tough, we’re gonna unite, and we’re gonna stand up together and we’re gonna
get stronger. And I think it’s along those lines. This is a very topical issue
now, with the world and certain things that are going on, certain factions
outside of our country, have all added to the storyline and just made it that
much more passionate and that much more heartfelt. You look at the World Cup and
how big soccer has become in America since then, I mean everybody was so proud
of those boys down there, going out there and just playing their hearts out, and
just wanted them to do well. If you give an American a chance to stand up and
say “USA,” he’s gonna stand up and he’s gonna scream “USA.” It’s one of the most
beautiful things about our country. We love it, and we’re gonna fight for
it.”


Would he like to have seen more done in the aftermath of breaking up
with Cesaro:
“Absolutely. Antonio Cesaro and I… I always say that
we’re the greatest tag team not to win a championship. There was something very
special between us with the way we competed and the way we set off each other,
and the way it went down definitely wasn’t the way I would have liked it to. But
at the same time, the door is always open, so I feel like there was so much
interest there that we could go back to that at any time.”


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