Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger called in to Chael Sonnen’s podcast on Saturday and revealed that he has requested his release from WWE.
Swagger said he had been negotiating with WWE on a new deal, and when the two sides came to an impasse he requested his release.
Swagger added his release is an “ongoing process”, and that he feels the company does not value him the way he values himself, so he decided it is time to leave.
He also said the decision came down to him not receiving opportunities from WWE, and he is looking forward to potentially working in Mexico, Japan and The UK.
Swagger signed with WWE back in 2006, and won the World Heavyweight Title in 2009.
You can hear the podcast in full above.
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From Becky Lynch vs Mickie James to John Cena taking on The Miz and Maryse, Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown LIVE had some epic and controversial moments.
AJ Styles vs Luke Harper probably had the most controversial moment, with commissioner Shane McMahon needing to get involved – a decision that didn’t end well for him.
And then, of course, there was Randy Orton burning down the house. Bray Wyatt’s house, that is.
Which was your favourite moment?