Jack Swagger on big push, people mocking his lisp

Kevin Eck of The Baltimore Sun is featuring an interview with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger discussing a number of topics. Here are some of the highlights.

On his sudden push in WWE since Wrestlemania 26:
“It definitely was a whirlwind turn of events and I’ve been riding high ever since. In certain aspects it was surprising, but I felt like I had the tools and the skills to carry that championship and be a face for this company. To me personally, it wasn’t that much of a surprise. It was just a matter of time, I felt. If you go back and look at WWE Magazine, they asked me when I was going to win my first world championship and I told them WrestleMania XXVI, so I was only a couple days off.”

On people making fun of his lisp on WWE TV:
“Oh sure, as a kid I was self conscious about it, but a lot of people tell me they don’t even notice it. I’m sure it comes out here and there. First of all, it’s a real disease. It’s my cross to bear or what not. I’m joking around here, but at times I’m like, “Come on, this is a little childish.” But at the same time, it’s true so why not use it?”

On how much longer he sees himself wrestling for a living:
“Good Lord willing I’d like to do it until I’m financially comfortable and I can venture off and find something else that I’m just as passionate about. But I love this industry, I love working for this company. It would take a lot for me to just hang it up, but it’s not going to last forever and you have to prepare yourself for it. Anything can change at any minute. It’s kind of one of the exciting things about it, but at the same time one of the downsides about it. I see Jack Swagger wrestling for at least another 10 years.”

To check out the full interview, click here.