WrestlingInc TMZ is reporting that Jack Swagger was arrested following last night’s SmackDown taping in Biloxi, Mississippi. According to the report, Swagger was leaving the arena when he was pulled over for speeding. The officer who pulled him over said that Swagger was driving under the influence, and was found to have marijuana in his car. Swagger was booked, and later released. He is being charged with DUI, marijuana possession, and speeding. A WWE spokesperson told TMZ, “Mr. Swagger is responsible for his own personal actions.”
This is going to be a huge blow to the career of Jack Swagger, because he had just began a huge push, and after winning the “Elimination Chamber” match was scheduled to headline Wrestlemania and take on Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship. The feud, which involved the racially charged angle of a heel patriot (Swagger) taking on a Mexican champion (Del Rio) had caught the attention of major news outlets. We here at SportSmasher highly doubt that this match happens now, as Swagger will likely get suspended for violating the WWE’s Wellness Policy, and think it’s a safe best that Dolph Ziggler will be cashing in his “Money-On-The-Bank” briefcase shortly. Maybe Big Show knocks out Del Rio, Ziggler cashes in winning the title, and we get the Del Rio vs Ziggler rematch at Wrestlemania.
This was such a dumb move by Swagger in the midst of this huge heel push towards the Wrestlemania main event that we would not be surprised if his days with WWE are over.