Jack Swagger Climbs the Ladder To Become a WWE Superstar

Christopher DunfeeContributor IIOctober 1, 2010

“The All-American American” Jack Swagger is one of the most unique competitors on the WWE Friday Night SmackDown! roster, with freakish natural athleticism for a man of his size standing at a staggering 6-foor 6, 260 pounds.

He already has one reign as World Heavyweight Champion on his resume following his Money In The Bank victory at WrestleMania 26.

Swagger’s athletic background is well documented from his time at Oklahoma Univerity as an amateur wrestler.

Jack worked his way up through the ranks of World Wrestling Entertainment developmental territories, then sniffing success on the ECW roster, and now as an integral member of the WWE Friday Night SmackDown! roster.

In a recent online interview to promote upcoming live event house for “The Worldwide Leader In Sports Entertainment,” Swagger talked about his struggles to find a job in his final semester of college that suited him prior to getting the call to come and try out for the promotion.

“I must have went through job interviews for six or seven months, you know, starting in January and that was just a nerve-wracking process,” Jack Swagger told Peter Davis of The Oklahoma Daily, about not finding an occupation that caught his eye.

“I really wasn’t finding any opportunities out there. I found some jobs, but not what I thought were opportunities.”

Swagger then talked about what it took for him to get where he is today competing for one of the biggest companies in the world, when he finally got a call from WWE Hall Of Fame inductee Jim Ross.

“I talked to JR and I talked to another guy, Jerry Briscoe, and they kind of sat me down and told me about the opportunity I had in front of me with WWE,” Swagger said about how he ultimately got introduced to professional wrestling. “They sent me out to Atlanta for a one-week tryout at one of their developmental camps.”

“I liked it, they liked me, so we signed a three-year developmental contract and I moved out to Atlanta by July of 2006,” Swagger added.

There is definitely a lot of untapped potential when it comes to Swagger, and we will have to wait and see what he can blossom into as a superstar for World Wrestling Entertainment.

Contributing author Christopher Dunfee is a feature writer for ForceOfWrestling.Com and covers professional wrestling organizations World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. To contact Christopher for radio appearances or any other media inquiries, be sure to contact him at cdunfee1289@yahoo.com.