Jack Swagger On The Rock & His Return To Brooklyn, The Monday Night Wars, How Money In The Bank Made Him ‘Pucker’ Up

Bill Pritchard

Jack Swagger on The RockWWE Superstar Jack Swagger was recently a guest on Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll, and the “All-American American” talked about a number of topics including: 

– The Rock returning to WWE

– Zeb Colter’s influence on his career

– Zeb Colter’s eclectic taste in music

– How the Monday Night Wars sucked him in

– Which sports create the best pro wrestlers (spoiler: Zeb Colter’s answer is hilarious)

– Brutality of Hell in a Cell and Money in the Bank ladder matches

You can read a few excerpts from the podcast below: 

The Rock’s return

That’s the beauty of the WWE, especially Monday Night RAW and all of our live events. As a fan you never know what we’re going to give you and a lot of the boys in the locker room didn’t even know about that. It’s just awesome how we can be the longest running TV show in history, but we keep the fans on the edge of their seats and never really can get fully comfortable because when you do, we’re going to throw The Rock at your in Brooklyn, New York against Rusev and Lana. (Note: Swagger joked he thinks he got a bigger pop than the Rock when he faced Rusev at SummerSlam)

Monday Night Wars

What really sucked me into sports entertainment was the Monday Night Wars. The clash between the two companies. The Rock and Stone Cold on top of their games. It was just like every week having to raise the bar, because you never knew what the competition was going to give. It was very exciting and one of the best periods, I think, in sports entertainment.

Money in the Bank ladder match

I always find it fun. When you’re up on that ladder in front of 80,000 people like I was at WrestleMania 26, it feels like 200,000 people and it feels like you’re 100 feet in the air. I’m not going to lie to you… you’re butt cheeks will pucker a little bit.

To hear the full interview with Swagger, including some funny responses regarding Zeb Colter and a story about Jim Ross‘ enthusiasm for Oklahoma football, click here

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