Tony Khan on when AEW signed Jake Hager, prospect of a new heel stable

The maiden episode of AEW Dynamite witnessed the first recipient of the AEW Women’s title and also the return of Jake Hager during the conclusion of the episode. Hager appeared to take down Cody and crew after Jericho picked up the victory for his team.



AEW President Tony Khan revealed that Hager has actually been signed with the company for a very long time. He added that the signing was kept a secret by both parties. He added:

“You know what’s pretty cool about secret keeping is that Jake’s been signed for like a really long time, Jake’s been signed to us for like a really long time now. Jake can clearly keep a secret and so can we. For quite awhile now Jake was signed.”

Along with AEW, Jack Hager is an active member in the MMA circuit with his clash against Anthony Garrett only a few weeks away. The former WWE star boasts a 2-0 record so far. On asked about how Hager would balance his career. Khan said:

“It’s something we’ve been planning for,” Khan said. “He moved his camp to accommodate this, but he’s also still in training and has a good schedule with that. The AEW schedule with Wednesdays allows him to make Wednesday the off day so he can train Friday to Tuesday and that’s what Jake’s doing right now.

Commenting on the possibility of a heel stable, he claimed that although it seemed well, we’ll have to wait and see. He said:

They looked really good together, didn’t they? It looked like a stable to me, the way they walked, the way they talked, the way they acted, they seemed like guys with a plan. To me, I thought that’s what it might be, but we’ll see.”

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