Jack Swagger was recently interviewed on Pancakes & Powerslams and had the following to say about a possible return to the WWE:
“For me, right now, me being on my exit very freshly, it’s not something that I’m thinking about. I want to focus on wrestling in other markets and learning other styles and other crowds. And, growing as a pro wrestler. I was fortunate of going right to [WWE], so that’s the only style I know. There’s a lot of pro wrestling out there, and I want to be a part of it and adapt to it… Towards the end of my run at WWE, I stopped trying to learn, and I got frustrated with other things that I shouldn’t have been focusing on. Now, it’s very exciting, and I definitely have a chip on my shoulder, so I’m ready to prove.”
On an MMA fight with Brock Lesnar:
“As the Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight proved, combat sports is at an all-time high in popularity. So, it would make sense for me to accept that fight. Not something to go into lightly, not something to take away from any MMA fighters, because that is the combination of all mixed martial arts. And, a lot of disciplines in there. I’m just a good amateur wrestler, but there’s Jiu Jitsu, there’s kickboxing, there’s Muay Thai. There’s so many aspects that you have to be good at to step in that Octagon. So, it wouldn’t be something that I would take lightly, but, at this point in time, yeah, I’d definitely would [fight Lesnar].”
Credit: Wrestlezone for transcribed audio.