Is Jack Swagger still under contract to WWE?
The former World Heavyweight Champion revealed this week on the podcast Beyond the Fight that he’s done with the sports-entertainment organization.
PWInsider.com confirmed that while Swagger requested his release from WWE, he is still officially with the company as of today. He is also still listed as a member of the current roster on WWE.com.
“It’s still kind of an ongoing process right now,” Swagger told host Chael Sonnen on Wednesday. “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.”
Swagger said it came down to a “business decision.”
He added, “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.”
Swagger admitted it was “very frustrating” to perform every night and “entertain these fans” and not get the salary he wanted.
“We want to know we’re working towards something,” he explained.
Swagger may be done with WWE, but he’s not retiring from wrestling. The 34-year-old plans to continue his career in Mexico, the U.K., and Japan. He’s even considering mixed martial arts.