Jake Hager

  • Born: 03/24/1982 in Fargo, North Dakota
  • Birthname: Donald Jacob Hager Jr.
  • Height & Weight: 6'5", 275 Ib
Titles Won:
  • ECW Championship
  • World Heavyweight Championship
  • WWE United States Championship
  • Money in the Bank (2010)

He is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, currently signed to All Elite Wrestling. He is also signed as a heavyweight to the Bellator MMA promotion. In professional wrestling, Hager is best known for his time in WWE under the ring name Jack Swagger.

Hager attended the University of Oklahoma as a two-sport athlete, participating in both football and wrestling. He switched to wrestling full-time in his sophomore year, and in 2006, set the record for most pins in a season with 30 as an All-American. Following a try-out, Hager signed a WWE contract in mid 2006. During his time with WWE he became a two-time world champion, holding WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship and the ECW Championship once each, and was a one-time United States Champion. In 2010, Hager also became the Money in the Bank ladder match winner at WrestleMania XXVI.

As of 2021, Hager has a 3-0 win record in his four Bellator MMA appearances, with one fight going to a no contest.

Notable Matches

vs. Matt Hardy on ECW, January 13th 2009

vs. Chris Jericho on Smackdown, March 30th 2010

vs. Zack Ryder on Raw, January 16th 2012

vs. Daniel Bryan, Chris Jericho, Kane, Mark Henry and Randy Orton at Elimination Chamber 2013

Notable Feuds

vs. Tommy Dreamer

vs. Christian

vs. Alberto Del Rio

vs. Dolph Ziggler

vs. Cesaro

vs. Rusev

Other Notable Achievements.

National Collegiate Athletic Association – Seventh in 285 pounds (129 kg) weight class in the NCAA Division I (2006)

FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship

FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship

2010 Bragging Rights Trophy – with Team SmackDown (Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Alberto Del Rio, Edge, Tyler Reks and Kofi Kingston)