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Former WWE Champion Set For Surprise AEW Dynamite Appearance?

It sounds like AEW have a big surprise up their sleeve for Wednesday...

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The athlete formerly known as Jack Swagger could be set to make a surprise appearance on All Elite Wrestling Dynamite's debut episode tomorrow night.

This is according to a new report from Sports Illustrated's Justin Barrasso, who writes that the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion could be used to generate crossover appeal following his move into mixed martial arts, noting that he'd "fit in nicely as a villain" as "an ardent Trump supporter and legitimate big guy."

Currently competing as Jake Hager, the 37-year-old left WWE in 2017. He has since competed for only a handful of independent promotions and Lucha Underground, whom he performed for as 'The Savage' Jake Strong, becoming the promotion's champion after defeating Pentagon for the strap in March 2018, though the company is currently in limbo.

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Hager has wrestled only thrice in 2019. The past few years have seen him concentrate more on MMA than anything else, and he currently owns a 2-0 record following consecutive submission victories in Bellator. He is currently booked to face 3-1 promotional newcomer Anthony Garrett on 25 October.

Would Jake Hager make a good addition to the AEW roster? Let us know what you think!

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