Jack Swagger is gone from the WWE, but it seems as though the former World Champion couldn't be happier for it.
Swagger was a standout wrestler during his college days at The University Of Oklahoma, prompting WWE to sign him in 2006 and send them into their developmental territory of Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). After two years of learning the ropes, Swagger made his debut in ECW where he went on to win the promotion's World Championship. He was traded to the Monday Night RAW brand just a year later and won the Money In The Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania 26. He would cash-in his briefcase on an episode of SmackDown and defeated then-World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho who had just been attacked by Edge.
After winning the United States Championship just once in his WWE career, and only holding three titles ever, he was finally granted his requested release this past March as he announced on former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen's podcast. He is expected to begin working the independent scene very soon.
Swagger recently joined The Art Of Wrestling Podcast to talk about his time in WWE, and explained why he's glad to be gone from the company that he and everyone else hates (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"This is all very new to me, but, at the same time, I'm loving it. I have a new love for [pro] wrestling all over again away from the company that we all hate, but at the same time, we all watch.
"It [has] been very cool, man. I really dig it. I've been wrestling in some form since I was five years old, so to be here and to be able to provide for my family. Forget about it, dude. It's f--king awesome."
"One of the silver linings of me leaving the company is I've started my own merchandise company.
"Hopefully, we can branch that off and do my wife's fashion line that she wants, but right now, you can get all the Jack Swagger merchandise at lfrlife.com, which, we were kind of like, 'argh, should we tell them what LFR means [or] keep it a secret?' But LFR means 'let's f--king rage'. Live that life."
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