Previous WWE champ and present-day AEW wrestler Jake Hager will return to the Bellator cage next 7 days.
Hager faces Brandon Calton at Bellator 250, which normally takes spot Oct. 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The party airs stay on CBS Sports activities Network.
Calton, a previous super heavyweight, helps make his advertising debut just after a pair of stoppage wins on the regional circuit. As an amateur, he was 5- with two recorded knockouts.
Standing across from him at equal height – both adult males are 6-5 according to Tapology.com – is Hager, who manufactured his third visual appearance in the Bellator cage this past Oct at Bellator 231. The aspect-time pro wrestler aimed for a trio of wins, but was forced to settle for a no-contest following an inadvertent groin strike left his opponent Anthony Garrett not able to continue on.
In his preceding two Bellator bouts, Hager place his opponents away with the very same choke – an arm-triangle – in practically equivalent time.
Acknowledged to professional-wrestling enthusiasts as Jack Swagger and his “we the people” catchphrase in the WWE, in which he gained a pair of titles, Hager selected to redirect his efforts toward a twin career on the mat and in the cage. Just before his battle from Garrett, he spoke to MMA Combating about the obstacle of pursuing both of those.
“This is a extremely big chunk I have bit off and it is significant more than enough to scare me,” he explained. “I preferred to verify to all people who Jake Hager is. Now that the [AEW] debut has gone very well, yeah, there is much more stress on me not only to win, but to make a assertion. This is where by I count on my qualifications. This is where by having been to the NCAA Division I championships and wrestling [in WWE] just before 80,000 persons helps out. It’s frightening. I’ve got a good deal on my plate, but I can tackle it. Working with tension is a fantastic thing. It’ll make you perform tougher and make you aim even extra.”