Jake Hager Jr. aka Jack Swagger, the former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar made his MMA debut at Bellator 214 onÂ 26 January 2019Â against J.W. Kiser. The American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist had discussed his fight with the press before the big night and even talked about his former employer, the WWE, and the possibility of trademarking his wrestling name.
On a recent interview with SportingNews.com, Hager would comment on his relationship with the WWE stating that ÂI still have a very good relationship with WWE. That’s why they are allowingÂ R-TruthÂ to perform my entrance on SaturdayÂ I thought that was a very good sign from them. It’s a little bit of writing on the wall from themÂ. He also mentioned that he intends to trade mark his ÂJack SwaggerÂ name, as he would like to represent himself as ÂSwaggerÂ in subsequent Bellator fights. ÂAs far as the Jack Swagger name, they do not have it trademarked. I’m in the process of trademarking the name. I know there’s a singer who has it trademarked for musical performances but this isn’t music. I think I have a good chance of owning it down the line. I won’t have the name for this fight, but hopefully, by the second fight it will be Jack SwaggerÂ.