Jake Hager has arrived in All Elite Wrestling.
Following Chris Jericho, Santana and Ortiz’ win over The Elite, The Young Bucks were being beat down, when Cody made the save. Sammy Guevara and Dustin Rhodes then hit the ring, which saw pandemonium break loose inside the ring.
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) October 3, 2019
Jake Hager then appeared in street clothes, blindsided Dustin Rhodes, and aligned himself with Jericho and former LAX.
The closing shot saw Hager standing alongside Jericho as we went to credits.
Over the weekend, Sports Illustrated reported Hager possibly making a surprise appearance at tonight’s AEW TNT debut.
Jake Hager was known as Jack Swagger in WWE, and following his exit from the company worked the independent scene. Hager then signed a deal with Lucha Underground, under the name Jake Strong. He is the current Lucha Underground Champion, despite the promotion not filming a Season 5 of the series.
Hager went on to sign a deal with MMA promotion Bellator, where is currently holds a record of 2-0.