Jack Swagger reveals he has been granted his release from WWE

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Former UFC and current Bellator MMA star Chael Sonnen had Jack Swagger on his podcast this week where Swagger revealed he is no longer with WWE.

“As of yesterday (February 28), Chael, I have asked for my release from WWE. It’s still kind of an ongoing process right now. Basically, it came down to contract negotiations and we were way off. They didn’t value me at what I thought I was valued at. This was a business decision. They weren’t giving me the opportunity to make the full amount of income I could for my family. So when you put it like that, it’s time to go.”

WWE has yet to officially issue a statement about Swagger as of this report.

You can check out Swagger’s full appearance on the podcast below.

  • goddessroleplay

    I mean…he was a bad CAW of kurt angle amd never evolved past that . also every swagger match i saw felt identical.

  • Gerald Bocook

    Here’s hoping he can head somewhere else than can utilize him better. He wasn’t showcased as the best hand ever, but he could move and has a world of potential. Just get him a mouthpiece and keep him away from a xenophobe/super-patriot gimmick. Ugh.

  • Hotrod

    Thats because they have shitty booking and don’t just let wrestlers do what they want to do, it’s all controlled bullshit, WWE is not wrestling.

  • goddessroleplay

    Idk ive watched a lot if swagger matches at that guy was coasting pretty hard with his performances without really trying to move forward in terms of his moves of working the crowd. There are other times i would toot the “wwe dropped the ball horn” but swagger has the less charisma then my husbands oversized sweatshirt on me.

    I hope he does better somewhere else and gets a fire under him like Cody Rhodes but i wouldmt be surprised if he just retires or drifts away.

  • Wayne Martin

    looked fairly strong against Rusev so they should’ve used that to elevate him. the real americans team were more than capable of carrying the tag team division

  • ♬ Giant Pianist ♬

    …and NEW TNA WORLD CHAMPION

  • Heel Champ king

    finally he is leaving.. he was an irrelevant since he joined wwe

  • Michael Schmichael

    ‘WHAT’S MACK BRAGGER DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE???!’

  • Chris C-Plus Herron

    YOU FOOLISH BRUH KML!!!!!

  • Mike

    He’ll end up in ROH and/or NJPW shortly – probably using some variation of his given name.

  • Mike

    He wishes he was half as talented as Angle. He does have better hair, but…