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Jake Hager makes surprise appearance at AEW Dynamite debut


Former WWE Champon Jake Hager made a surprise run-in at the end of AEW Dynamite's debut episode Wednesday.

The former Jack Swagger and current Bellator MMA undefeated heavyweight came out of the crowd to help AEW Champion Chris Jericho, Santana and Ortiz, and Sammy Guevara beat down the Young Bucks, Cody, and Dustin Rhodes.

After delivering knee strikes to Nick Jackson and a Swagger Bomb to Cody, Hager gutwrench suplexed Rhodes through the timekeeper's table which was brought into the ring. 

The 37-year-old left WWE in early 2017 after asking for his release. He worked in Lucha Underground and some indies before embarking on an MMA career that began earlier this year. Hager has two first round submission wins and is scheduled to fight later this month at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun.

Jericho, Santana, and Ortiz defeated the Bucks and Omega in the main event of the show with the aforementioned brawl happening afterward.