• Earlier this week, Jack Swagger went on record to state that he has asked WWE for his release from the company and that it was granted.

  • Swagger went on to be announced for several shows in the U.K. next week, the first being a singles match on March 10th against Alberto El Patron in Norwich, England for the WAW promotion.

  • While WWE never gave any formal statement, the thinking was that they would do so today as the company generally waits until Friday to officially announce any releases, etc.

  • However, today WWE released an official statement, refuting Swagger’s statement that he has been released, while also adding that if and when he is let go from his contract, he would have a 90-day no compete clause where WWE would be paying him his downside guarantee.