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2014/07/14
Filed under: Interviews, WWE Magazine

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Jack Swagger was part of a Then and Now article in July’s edition of WWE Magazine. Here’s what he had to say:

WWE Magazine: What would the Jack Swagger of today say to the man in this photo?

Jack Swagger: What the hell are you smiling about? This country is desperate to be saved and you call yourself an All-American American?!? Wipe that smile off your face — who are you? I don’t even know you. You’ve got a lot of growing up to do.

WWE Magazine: What was the most important thing on your mind when this picture was taken?

Swagger: There was a lot of hype. I had a good background. Kurt Angle had just left, and I felt pressure to live up to a certain level. Trying to be different but trying to reach everyone’s expectations for me and my own expectations, which I often set higher.

WWE Magazine: How different is Jack Swagger then from Jack Swagger now?

Swagger: I’m grizzled. I can grow a beard now, but I think there are many similarities. For my size, I’m one of the fastest guys on the roster. But the main thing is knowledge and that comes from five years of working with some of the best wrestlers to ever step in the ring: The Undertaker, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Edge. Those guys all come from a different generation. And what they’ve passed down won’t be available for new generations.

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