Jack Swagger called into Chael Sonnen's podcast "Beyond the Fight" to reveal that as of yesterday, he has asked for his release from WWE. Swagger cites stalled contract negotiations and a lack of opportunity as reasons.
"As of yesterday Chael, I asked for my release from WWE. It’s still kind of an ongoing process right now. Basically, it came down to contract negotiations. We were way off. They didn't value me at what I thought I was valued at..so you know, you can't be angry at that. Wrestling is something you get so passionate about. 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."
You can listen to the podcast below and Swagger makes his announcement right off the bat.