Vince Russo’s Dreams
Bellator is a Brewster’s Millions contest and we’re all witnessing it play out in real time. After announcing a Grand Prix tournament that features a middleweight, a heavyweight legend, and a guy known for being fat, they’ve gone Full Japan and announced the signing of former WWE wrestler, Jack Swagger.
I predict he ends up in that dumb tournament.
This is the part of the story where everyone says his real name is Jake Hager and blah blah – I’m calling him Swagger because that’s his name now. Swagger was a legit All-American wrestler in college at powerhouse Oklahoma, so he has the legitimate background needed to be an MMA prospect. Bellator likes signing men with exactly those credentials. They also like bringing in anyone who ever had even the slightest bit of notoriety. This is fucking Christmas come early for Coker and Co.
No, no one knows who he’s gonna fight yet, but he told Helwani he’s been training at some gym in Tampa, which is good because everyone knows Tampa is a hot spot for MMA gyms.
“I wasn’t allowed to really compete up there even though I felt I could take anyone in the locker room.”
“There are just certain types of guys that just need to be punched in the face, want to taste blood. I’m definitely like that. Maybe I got away from that for too long.”
Swagger has never been in a cage fight in his life.