WWE Wrestler Rich Swann suspended following arrest in Gainesville

Kelvin Reese
December 11, 2017

WWE champ Rich Swann was arrested this weekend for allegedly battering and falsely imprisoning his wife - who's also a pro wrestler - and now he's suspended. Multiple reports saw Riggs yelling for help and forcefully placed in a headlock only to be placed back in the auto while Swann drove away. Swann allegedly grabbed her by the arm and neck, and put her in a headlock. The charge of false imprisonment is a felony. His wife - whose name is Vannarah Riggs but goes by Su Yung - had wrestled earlier in the evening in the northwest Florida city. A police report said Swann criticized her performance and the pair began arguing. Shortly thereafter, Riggs jumped out of the vehicle while it was moving, causing Swann to abandon his auto and allegedly give chase again.

Yung later stated Swann "has a temper sometimes" and she fled the situation because she feared physical violence.

Following the incident, Swann was taken into custody by police and remains there as of today. He allegedly said that Yung had Global Positioning System on her phone, so he needed her to come back in the vehicle. Swann was also charge with battery (touching/strike), which carries a possible penalty of up to a year in prison or 12 months probation and a $1,000 fine.

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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. The Wrap reports that Swann was arrested in Gainesville, Florida, around midnight on Sunday morning.

The WWE's Domestic Violence policy from their corporate website says that upon arrest, superstars will be suspended.

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