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Jack Swagger on why he left WWE

Jack Swagger left WWE back in March last year and the former World Champion has since built his name in the independent circuit and the MMA World.

During a recent interview with Submission Radio, The former WWE Star talked about many things, including the reason he decided to leave the company.

According to him, it was a combination of two things that made him leave, one being the fact that he needed to be challenged and the other that the independent circuit is blooming

“So for me it was a combination of two things, I needed a change, I needed to be pushed, I needed to be challenged, and also it was a great opportunity, it was a great time to leave. It’s a great time to be a pro wrestler right now. As you guys said, I’m working non-stop since I left the company. It’s also a great time to be a pro fighter. So that’s also why I left.”

Apart from this, Swagger was also asked if he ever wrestled Brock Lesnar backstage and replying to it, the MMA Star said that he could bounce Lesnar’s forehead off the mat if he ever tried to wrestle him.


  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Maybe so but let’s face it you can’t help a lisp though, but I guess that’s why having Dutch Mantel/Zeb Colter as a mouthpiece worked so well

  • CC

    Oh dont get me wrong, he was put in some shocking angles over the years, but I think its because he was not ready when he received his initial big push, and that killed his career.

    Having a lisp did not help. Dusty managed to get over that, but then again Dusty was king of charisma. Jack, not so much.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Maybe but remember that horrible losing streak angle he was given? That wasnt his fault then how over he got with the whole we the people thing

  • CC

    You say that, but when he was given his initial monster heel push nobody gave a damn.
    He was actually booked amazingly strong but he was so bland.

    It was only later that he came into his own personality wise, and by that time WWE had given up on him.

    Personally I think he was brought to the main roster, albeit ECW, way too fast.
    And his world championship run was dreadful as well, as that was way to early.

  • Whistling Joe

    I think if Swagger had a different moveset and they had given him a mouthpiece since day one he may have gotten further. In 2018, who wants to see a guy who’s legit 6’8 doing a move like the Swagger bomb? I always thought that move looked really dumb, still do. On top of that, once you hear him speak, it kind of wrecks any dangerous mystique the guy has. Had Brock not had Heyman to speak for him at the beginning, Brock would have been laughed out of the building the first time spoke, no matter how people he had destroyed previously.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    I actually enjoyed Swagger in the WWE it’s just a shame that he fell to crappy booking like so many others