Jack Swagger: “I Wish I Stood Up More for Myself in WWE!”

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Former WWE and current Bellator Superstar Jack Swagger recently appeared on Booker T’s radio show and commented on his time in WWE, what he should have done differently, and more. You can check out some highlights and audio from the interview below:

On if he regrets anything about his WWE run: “You know what? I’m not afraid to admit it right now. I think the thing that I was missing most was being able to stand up for myself backstage. Whether it was storylines, or whether it was the political BS that we all had to endure, I was a pushover a lot of the time. And I think that’s good fuel for me right now in MMA. I’ve got a chip on my shoulder, I’m pissed off about certain things, you know? You can’t be more mad than at yourself, so I’m holding myself accountable and I’m really pushing myself and learning from the experience, and not just dwelling on it and blaming others. I was young, I signed with WWE when I was 24, I was up on the main roster when I was 26. Ten years later, that’s a lot of learning and a lot of growth. And it took me a while to realize my value. But once I did, we’ve been taking the steps in the right direction ever since.”

On a potential return down the line: “It’s cool about this WWE thing right now, because it’s never off the table. And pro wrestling has grown so popular right now, it’s just awesome. It’s like, there’s no more hiding in the closet and watching it, or reading the magazines. It’s cool to be a pro wrestler and that makes it so much better for us as pro wrestlers who go out there and put our bodies on the line, and give the fans entertainment that they deserve.”


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