Despite the news that a lot of talent is jumping ship, Impact Wrestling is trying to correct the problem and is trying to recruit some major talent. Now, Zeb Colter dropped a major bombshell at the latest GFW press conference, claiming that Jack Swagger might be joining Impact Wrestling!
His Departure from the WWE
The departure of Jack Swagger from the WWE was not really a surprise, because Swagger has been horribly underused on WWE TV for the largest portion of two years. Still, there are other reasons that prompted Swagger to leave the WWE. Here is what Swagger said about his departure:
“I had been with the company for 10 years. I’m very fortunate for the career that I had. What it really was is a business decision. I valued myself at a certain price, they valued it at another. I’ve gotta move forward. It was just time for a change; time for Jack Hager/Jack Swagger to go out and see other opportunities. I’m kind of green all over again on this side. It’s so exciting. It’s the best time to be a wrestler. Transcending countries, languages. It’s really cool to be a part of that movement. I’m grateful for the brand that we created together. I’m home more, I have 2 young kids. If I could be Mr. Mom, I would. Packing lunches, I could take my son to school. I’m a big family man. Now we are putting the family first. 200 days a year out there in a car every night it’s really gotta be in your heart. Now that I’m on the outside of it I could see where I was making mistakes and how I could’ve handled things differently. I’m excited to put my nose to the concrete and grind. Independent wrestling is so big and with social media now and the internet we could brand ourselves. I really don’t like the term indies, because it’s not indies anymore. I’ll go anywhere. Japan would work perfectly the way I wrestle. It’s a new movement of territories coming up again. People are working together to put on good shows and put on good wrestling.”
Keeping His Options Open
Upon his departure from the WWE, Jack Swagger stated that he was keeping his options open. This is what he said about the possibility of joining Impact Wrestling:
“I have no idea at this moment. It’s very exciting what they’re doing over there. Also very exciting what ROH and Lucha Underground are doing. After the non-compete is up, I’d definitely like to figure that out. It’s scary but you could literally go work everywhere. I don’t want to limit myself. Find a way to use pro wrestling to make what you want to do work. I’m a superhuman freak athlete I just turned 35 and I’ve got a lot of years ahead of me. Wrestling is so powerful and it’s so cool.”
An Old Friendship
Jack Swagger joining Impact and Zeb Colter would certainly make sense, because the pair have done a lot of work together in the WWE.
During his stint at the WWE, Zeb Colter was Jack Swagger’s manager. They did not do bad either, because it put Swagger certainly on the forefront. However, when Colter left the WWE to join Impact Wrestling, Jack Swagger seemed to be lost in the mix.
So, could the winning formula be reinstated at Impact? Leave your comments below!