Jack Swagger has a bunch of memories from his decade-long tenure in WWE.
Swagger recently kicked off his MMA career with a victory in his debut match in Bellator.
While speaking to E&C’s Pod Of Awesomeness, the ex-World Heavyweight Champion recalled the meeting he had ahead of his major WWE title win.
“So I got the call. We were in Phoenix [Arizona] the night before for RAW and SmackDown was in [Las] Vegas [Nevada] and I was already going to Vegas. It was after [WrestleMania] and my wife and I were going to have go and have a couple of days there. So they called me after RAW and said, ‘hey, come to SmackDown. We’ve got something for you,’ so I had a clue something was going on [regarding cashing in] then.”
Swagger cashed in his Money In The Bank briefcase during the SmackDown taping on March 30, 2010. Edge had hit a spear on then-World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho and The Real American capitalized on the opportunity to win the title for the first time.
“So I get to the building at about 3 o’clock and [Johnny] Ace has me just wait in the hallway. ‘Naw, naw, kid – wait right here.’ And I think [Edge] was standing there at one point. And then, he came out and he pulled you in and then I went to go in and they’d close the door and he’d say, ‘no, kid – wait, wait, wait.’ So then, I’m out in the hallway waiting for a little bit. Maybe Jericho comes in then or entered the meeting or he was already in there. Then you guys finally pull me in and I thought it was pretty straightforward.”
“Everybody was being professional and then Chris turns to me and pretty blatantly, in my face… are we allowed to cuss on here? Okay. Pretty blatantly, to my face, he turns, he goes, ‘don’t f–k this up! I’ll be watching every move!’ And I was like, ‘alright. I just want to make everyone better. I’m here.’ And, still, to this day, I don’t know if he was f–king with me, just seeing how I would react or if he was really serious.”