WWE Wrestler Rich Swann suspended following arrest in Gainesville

Swann, 26, was arrested in Gainesville, Florida at Police at 10:30 PM on Saturday night for allegedly restraining and assaulting wife Vannarah Riggs, who wrestles on the independent circuit as Su Yung.

It continued, stating Swann had been criticizing her performance and "began getting angry with her". When arrested, Swann told police that she got in the vehicle on her own. As the argument escalated, Riggs fled the vehicle the pair were traveling in, only to be chased by Swann who was said to have put her in a headlock and dragged her back to the auto. [Su Yung] told [Swann] she did not want to get back in the auto as she continued to walk away.

"WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault".


The move is not surprising, as Swann's arrest and the story about why he was arrested looks particularly bad for the former WWE cruiserweight champion and member of 205 Live roster. While this was happening, witnesses say that Swann's auto continued rolling and crashed into a telephone pole. Swann allegedly also got out, and dragged Yung back into the auto by her head and arm. You can see the full police report below from the Gainesville Police Twitter. Riggs told officers that "she was afraid of Swann because he has a temper sometimes".

The kidnapping and false imprisonment charges could have Swann doing up to five years in prison and paying a $5,000 fine, as its a third-degree felony.

Swann was due to battle Drew Gulak in a number one contenders match for the Cruiserweight title. The WWE announced in a statement this morning that Swann has been suspended indefinitely. The battery charge is a misdemeanor, and carries a maximum penalty of one year in county jail. Upon arrest for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately suspended.


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