Sep 5, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Donald Jacob Hager
Weight: 260 lbs.
Date of birth: May 24, 1982
Hometown: Perry, OK
Pro debut: September 7, 2006
Trained by: Deep South
Finishing move: Ankle lock
- Hager wrestled at the University of Oklahama, where competed as a heavyweight.
- Upon signing a WWE developmental deal, Hager was assigned to Deep South Wrestling, where he made his ring debut in September 2006.
- On February 15, 2008, Hager defeated Ted DiBiase, Jr. in Tampa, Florida at the Florida State Fair to become the first-ever FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion.
- Hager debuted in ECW on September 9, 2008 as the “The All-American American” Jack Swagger.
- At the January 12, 2009 ECW on Sci Fi taping in Sioux Falls, IA, Swagger defeated Matt Hardy to capture the ECW title.
- At Royal Rumble ’09, Swagger defeated Matt Hardy to retain the ECW championship.
- Swagger defeated Finlay at No Way Out ’09 to retain the ECW title.
- On June 29, 2009, Swagger was traded to Raw.
- At Wrestlemania 26, Swagger won the Money In the Bank Ladder Match.
- At the March 30, 2010 Smackdown tapings in Las Vegas, NV, Swagger cashed in his title shot and beat Chris Jericho to capture the World Heavyweight title.
- On April 26, 2011, Swagger was moved to the Raw roster in the WWE Supplemental draft.
- On the January 16, 2012 edition of Raw in Anaheim, CA, Swagger pinned Zack Ryder to win the United States title.
- At the 2012 Elimination Chamber, Swagger defeated Justin Gabriel.
- At Wrestlemania 28, Team Johnny (David Otunga (captain), Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, The Miz, and Drew McIntyre) defeated Team Teddy (Santino Marella (captain), R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, and Booker T).