Jack Swagger Opened Up About Why He Asked For His WWE Release

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05.01.17 5 Comments

It’s been about a month and a half since Jack Swagger was granted his release from WWE. The former World Heavyweight Champion is preparing to hit the indies (and maybe-possibly Impact Wrestling or another promotion full-time). Maybe he’ll do the in-vogue thing and try his hand at MMA. His future remains to be seen, of course.

But there’s still the question of what led to his decision to ask for his release in the first place. HIs pro wrestling career started with WWE, after all, signing a developmental deal right after graduating from college (where he was a two-sport athlete and an All American amateur wrestler) in 2006 and remaining with the company all the way up to this year.

Swagger stopped by Main Event Radio to talk about his release and what the future may hold. One of the main factors in him deciding to leave sounds kind of similar to what led Ryback to leave last year: a difference of agreement on his “value.”

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