Jack Swagger is a former Money In The Bank winner and WWE Champion. At one point he was seen as a hot commodity in WWE before he was aligned with Cesaro as part of The Real Americans and his career went downhill from there.
Despite the fact that Swagger was over with the WWE Universe, the former Champion parted ways with WWE back in 2017 when he was released from his contract. Since then Swagger has appeared for a number of Independent wrestling promotions and is now under contract with Bellator. He recently spoke to Submission Radio about his departure from WWE and opened up about the reasons behind it.
“Well, you know, the WWE, it’s a dream job, but it’s like any other job where there’s politics and you got bosses that you have to deal with,” he said via RingsideNews. “And so for me, in the great words of Drizzy Drake, the moment I stop having fun with it, I’m done with it.
“So it got to the point where, not that I wasn’t having fun, because going out there in front of thousands of fans and wrestling, it’s what I’m born to do, but it came to a point where I wasn’t there for the same reasons that they were having me there.”
“Like, I need to compete, and that’s one thing that I take away from leaving WWE, is I’ll never go this long without competing again because it’s a part of who I am. And when I’m not competing is when I will struggle with things because I’m not going 100 percent or focused 100%.
“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. I knew that I had this opportunity ahead of me and that I needed to leave to focus on it and really give MMA 125 percent, as well as capitalize on the great TV exposure that I received over the last 12 years.”