WWE suspends wrestler after arrest

WWE Superstar Rich Swann Arrested for Kidnapping and False Imprisonment

WWE cruiserweight champion Rich Swann has been arrested and held without bail by Gainesville, Florida police for an alleged domestic violence incident on Saturday night.

According to the police report issued, the attack was on 28-year old wrestler Su Yung, real name Vannarah Riggs and Swann's wife.

Powell's POV: Swann denied getting physical with Riggs despite the eye witness reports. When arrested, Swann told police that she got in the vehicle on her own. Another witness told investigators Riggs jumped out of the moving auto and ran away, adding that Swann also jumped out of the moving vehicle and chased her.

The Associated Press has reported that World Wrestling Entertainment has suspended wrestler Rich Swann following his arrest on battery and false imprisonment charges in Florida. What's insane is Swann's auto was still moving when he hopped out to chase down Riggs, and it ended up hitting a telephone pole.


The Gainesville Police Department has released a police report via their twitter page outlining the incident for which Swann has been charged. One witness stated the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion got his wife "in a headlock" and push her back in the auto.

The Gainesville Police tweeted out Swann's mugshot and the police report, due to the numerous national media requests.

Swann was due to battle Drew Gulak in a number one contenders match for the Cruiserweight title. Swann was also charged with Battery (touching or strike), a first degree misdemeanor that is punishable with up to one year in jail or 12 months probation and a $1,000 fine, if convicted. It seems likely that he will be suspended at the very least given the WWE Domestic Abuse Policy, which reads as follows: "Upon arrest for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately suspended". WWE did the right thing by suspending Swann right away.

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