Former World Heavyweight Champion Possibly Leaving WWE

We heard Jack Swagger may be on his way out of WWE. Earlier this week we heard a “higher level guy” asked for their release but weren’t given a name. We have since learned Swagger was considering his options and was seriously thinking about trying a career in Mixed Martial Arts.

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  • Kleck

    Good luck to the man

  • antonio

    wow i thought creative had plans for him richard?

  • HazMatt23

    Cranky Vince mentioned it the other day that Swagger had requested it.

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com Richard Gray

      If you’re getting your news from CrankyVince… OK I’m not even going to say it.

  • HazMatt23

    Not getting my news from there, just mentioning that he said something about it.

  • PhilT81

    Mark Henry would have been another option.

    I think Swagger had the look and skills to make it but with his gimmick never got over. I think that a well-timed face turn may have gotten him over – something tou undermine/embarrass Vickie and/or saving a popular babyface during a beat-down.

    I don’t think he is rounded enough to make it to the top in MMA. Ten years ago a strong wrestling base would have got you further than it would today. I can’t imagine his striking would be very good – and certainly can’t imagine him enjoying being punched by JDS.

  • Ernest Bethea

    I'm gonna sum that up in two words if it's true.

    BROCK LESNAR! He tried his hand in the UFC and did somewhat well, but he didn't stick with it. Can the same be said for Swagger? Time will tell

  • Bigdaddychuck

    Did you really say jack swagger is a higher level guy.. Wow Richard I am shocked ( not really) By this brand new information