WWE Superstar Rich Swann Arrested for Kidnapping and False Imprisonment

Emmett Rice
December 11, 2017

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. One witness stated they saw the auto Swann was driving become erratically and stopped suddenly in the middle of traffic.

Swann is alleged to have chased her and yelled for her to get back in their auto after she exited the vehicle, before allegedly grabbing her by the arm and around the neck with his arm, before putting her in a headlock and dragging her back to the vehicle. Prior to this Yung told police she'd asked Swann to pull over the vehicle.

ProWrestlingSheet has also confirmed via a statement from WWE that Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.

A second witness claimed that after Swann exited his vehicle, he failed to put it in park, leaving the auto to lurch forward, where it struck a telephone pole on the corner of East University Avenue and Northeast 15th Street. After a show Riggs performed at in Gainesville, the report says Swann was getting angry with Riggs after making remarks on her performance.

The witness also reportedly saw Swann put his wife in a headlock and drag her back to his vehicle. The Gainesville Florida police department released the official police report concerning the case.

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Swann and Yung have been married for nine months after being in a romantic relationship for about five years.

Swann, a rising star in WWE, has been suspended following the incident as per a zero tolerance domestic violence policy.

Swann was set to face Drew Gulak on Raw in a match to determine the #1 contender for Enzo Amore's Cruiserweight Championship, though that match is obviously cancelled at this point.

WWE said Swann was suspended indefinitely.

Swann was booked for simple battery - a misdemeanor - and a felony charge of false imprisonment, according to the criminal complaint. WWE did the right thing by suspending Swann right away.

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