The WWE officially announced today that Jacob Hager, aka Jack Swagger, has not been released, even though he said that he was leaving the company on Wednesday.
Where this gets interesting is that Swagger has been announced for several shows next weekend in the U.K., the first being a singles match on March 11th against Alberto El Patron in Norwich, England for the WAW promotion.(picture above)
WWE claims he can not do that match, noting that when he is officially released, at that point he would have a 90-day non-compete period where WWE will pay him based on his downside guarantee, but during that period he can’t wrestle anywhere else, whether that be promotions they consider rivals, television promotions, or anywhere else.
“He’s currently under contract to WWE,” said a WWE company source. “When he is released, he would have a 90 day non-compete.”
Swagger appeared on Chael Sonnen’s “Beyond the Fight” podcast earlier this week to announce that he had requested his release from WWE and to explain why he made the decision.