Posts tagged Jack Swagger
Posts tagged Jack Swagger
"So gentlemen, if you would… Stand up straight and tall… Put your hand over your heart… And in a loud, clear voice, say along with me… We the people.”
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Bottom line: Mediocre. Glad I watched with friends, because I would have felt I wasted my time if I’d seen it on my own. Hope that Mania is better.
DENVER –Jack Swagger hit a milestone not every Superstar is fortunate enough to achieve in his career with WWE. The All-American American granted his first individual wish with Make-A-Wish to Brandi RedCloud-Owen when he met her for lunch at Hard Rock Café before Raw SuperShow at the Pepsi Center.
“Being able to be a part of a Make-A-Wish for Brandi was something that really hit home for me,” Swagger told WWE.com. “I know it made her day to have lunch with a WWE Superstar.
“At the same time, it made my day to be a part of something magical and realize that just the littlest things can make the biggest difference in people’s lives.”
The former World Heavyweight Champion admitted he was a bit surprised he was chosen by the 14-year-old New Yorker, but he was flattered.
“I know right now there are not a lot of Jack Swagger fans, so I was like, ‘Come on, stop. You’re making me blush.’ And she was like, ‘No, I chose you.’ That was pretty cool, I’ve got to say.”
He compared this milestone to other notable moments in his career, from getting an acceptance letter to play college football at Oklahoma University, to seeing his first action figure with his likeness, to winning the World Heavyweight Title, to his competing in his first WrestleMania.
“My first Make-A-Wish – you know, she chose me and she wanted to meet with me, out of anybody on the roster – I think that’s awesome. It just screams how good her tastes are,” he smugly said, in true Swagger style.
While The All-American American is never short on courage when he gets in the ring, he admitted he was a little nervous for his first Make-A-Wish meet-and-greet. So, he took a page from Brandi’s positive outlook on life.
“She’s half my age, but she has so much courage,” he said. “I think that really is the main thing to take away from this. That courage shines through. Her look at life isn’t any different. She looks up to me, but in a way, I look up to her.”
Swagger is a competitive Superstar, so while Brandi was his first wish granted, he’s hoping it won’t be his last as he wants to break John Cena’s record of granting 300 wishes. Until then, he’ll take away fond memories from the time he spent with the teen and her family.
“Make-A-Wish is something that really transcends across any culture. It’s so powerful. I’m just honored and humbled to be a part of it because like I said, it’s just the littlest things that make the biggest difference.”
For more information on Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org.
This is a fantastic story. As badly as Jack Swagger has fallen, this must have been such a blast for him. I feel really happy for both he and Brandi.
"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
- Hamlet: Act 1, Scene 5