AEW’s Jake Hager returns to the Bellator cage subsequent week
Used WWE champ and current AEW wrestler Jake Hager will return to the Bellator cage subsequent week.
Hager faces Brandon Calton at Bellator 250, which takes assign apart Oct. 29 at Mohegan Solar Enviornment in Uncasville, Conn. The match airs live on CBS Sports activities Group.
Calton, a extinct broad heavyweight, makes his promotional debut after a pair of stoppage wins on the regional circuit. As an newbie, he was once 5-0 with two recorded knockouts.
Standing throughout from him at equal excessive – every and every males are 6-5 in accordance with Tapology.com – is Hager, who made his third look within the Bellator cage this previous October at Bellator 231. The section-time professional wrestler aimed for a trio of wins, nevertheless was once pressured to decide for a no-contest after an inadvertent groin strike left his opponent Anthony Garrett unable to proceed.
In his outdated two Bellator bouts, Hager construct his opponents away with the equivalent choke – an arm-triangle – in virtually equal time.
Recognized to pro-wrestling followers as Jack Sprint and his “we the other people” catchphrase within the WWE, the assign apart he obtained a pair of titles, Hager selected to redirect his efforts towards a twin occupation on the mat and within the cage. Before his attempt towards towards Garrett, he spoke to MMA Combating referring to the articulate of pursuing every and every.
“Proper here’s a actually sizable chunk I’ve bit off and it’s sizable ample to alarm me,” he acknowledged. “I needed to reveal to all people who Jake Hager is. Now that the [AEW] debut has long gone correctly, yeah, there’s extra stress on me now not most effective to bewitch, nevertheless to kind an announcement. Proper right here is the assign apart I rely on my background. Proper right here is the assign apart having been to the NCAA Division I championships and wrestling [in WWE] earlier than 80,000 people helps out. It’s frightening. I’ve received fairly a bit on my plate, nevertheless I will care for it. Dealing with stress is a upright factor. It’ll kind you are employed extra important and kind you coronary heart of consideration much more.”