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WWE pro wrestler Rich Swann arrested, charged with battery of wife

11 December 2017, 02:06 | Sheila Mcguire

Source WWE YouTubeBreaking News WWE Superstar Rich Swann Arrested on Charges of Battery & False Imprisonment 1By Mike Killam on Dec 10 2017WWE

Source WWE YouTubeBreaking News WWE Superstar Rich Swann Arrested on Charges of Battery & False Imprisonment 1By Mike Killam on Dec 10 2017WWE

WWE Superstar Rich Swann has been arrested in Florida and charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment. Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com obtained a copy of the police report, which states that Swann and wife Vannarah Riggs, who wrestles as Su Yung, got into an argument regarding a match she had on Saturday. According to the police report from Gainsville PD and eyewitnesses at the scene, Swann and Riggs were driving down the road after the show and discussing her match when Swann got angry at her, causing Riggs to leave the vehicle while it was stopped in traffic.

Witnesses told police the auto was not in park during all this and continued to roll until it hit a telephone pole. One witness stated the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion got his wife "in a headlock" and push her back in the auto.

Riggs "screamed for help as (Swann) put her back in the vehicle", the officer wrote in the report.


World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) said in a statement Sunday that Rich Swann, 26, is suspended indefinitely following his arrest.

Swann will have his initial appearance in court on Monday where he is now being held without bail.

The charges listed are battery and kidnap/false imprisonment of an adult. She exited the vehicle again, causing Swann to jump out, and pursue her again.


Following the incident, Swann was taken into custody by police and remains there as of today.

Swann and Yung have been married for nine months after being in a romantic relationship for about five years. You can see the full police report below from the Gainesville Police Twitter.

Swann, a rising star in WWE, has been suspended following the incident as per a zero tolerance domestic violence policy. He remains jailed in Alachua County as of this update.


Rich Swann was originally scheduled to face Drew Gulak in a number one contenders match for the Cruiserweight Championship on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, but it doesn't look like that will be happening.



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