“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.
Opinionated View- I think Swagger is one of the biggest examples of wasted talent and potential I have ever seen. I think as long as he stayed he was pretty much going to be in the same spot the odd push here or there but mostly jobber status. Maybe TNA or ROH or Lucha Undergournd, or New Japan, or CMLL or you name it will bring him and push him like he should be.