WWE wrestler Rich Swann arrested following alleged domestic dispute

Dec 11, 2017, 02:11
WWE wrestler Rich Swann arrested following alleged domestic dispute

- WWE 205 Live star Rich Swann was arrested early Sunday morning after a domestic altercation with his wife, wrestler Su Yung.

Swann made his WWE television debut in January 2016, and would go on to participate in the Cruiserweight Classic tournament that was held during the summer of a year ago.

According to the police report that Gainesville PD provided, the incident was between Swann and his wife Vannarah Riggs, who is also a professional wrestler on the independent circuit.

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Further incidents were released in the police report, including witnesses stating that they saw Swann push Riggs back into the vehicle while she screamed for help, and the vehicle was said to be driven erratically.

The witness also reportedly saw Swann put his wife in a headlock and drag her back to his vehicle. He has been charged with battery and the kidnapping or false imprisonment of an adult.

Swann was allegedly critiquing his wife's performance that night and was getting angry while talking to her. As the police report paraphrased her: "he has a temper sometimes". Prior to this Yung told police she'd asked Swann to pull over the auto. She said she tried to escape him because she feared the argument blowing up into a physical confrontation. [Swann] gave chase and yelled for [Su Yung] to get back in the vehicle.

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Swann is due to appear in court on Monday.

When WWE made a decision to bring back the cruiserweight division to its main roster - and subsequently create the show 205 Live for the WWE Network - Swann was chosen to become a major focus, defeating then-champion Brian Kendrick for the cruiserweight title on the first episode of 205 Live.

As of this writing Rich Swann is still now incarcerated in the Alachua County Jail.

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In Florida, kidnapping/false imprisonment is a third-degree felony punishable for up to five years and Battery is a first degree misdemeanour with a penalty of up to one year behind bars.