Earlier this week, Jack Swagger revealed that he requested his release from WWE. Apparently unhappy with the lack of opportunities, Swagger thought it best to cut his losses and try wrestling somewhere else. Although he has already been booked in a match against former WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio, WWE revealed that they have not yet granted him his release.
“Jack Swagger has not been granted a release from his WWE contract. When he is granted his release, Jack Swagger will remain under exclusive contract to WWE for 90 days and will be compensated accordingly during that period.”
If this is indeed the case, Swagger will most likely be unable to compete in his first independent booking as it will take place less than 90 days after his supposed release.