The reactions are beginning to pour in regarding the arrest of Jack Swagger for DUI and marijuana possession. Everyone seems to be genuinely dumbfounded how he could allow for this to happen after winning the Elimination Chamber match just three days ago.
The timing of the arrest is particularly harmful as WWE received a large amount of mainstream media attention from the Swagger/Zeb Colter segment from this week’s Raw. One of the things Vince McMahon was hoping to accomplish with the gimmick was the mainstream media attention that RJ Brewer attracted with his similar gimmick in Lucha Libre USA. WWE was also in the middle of beginning Swagger’s program against World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio.
As for Swagger’s future in the company the only thing WWE is offering up at this time is the statement they gave to TMZ.com. That statement is as follows:
“Mr. Swagger is responsible for his own personal actions.”
WWE had no further comment when reached by WrestlingNewsWorld.com.