WWE and 205 Live star Rich Swann has been arrested by police and suspended by the WWE after an altercation with his wife.
According to the police report authorities arrested and charged Swann with kidnapping and/or false imprisonment and battery of his wife Vannarah Riggs last night. Riggs wrestles under the name Su Yung.
According to the police report, the incident happened during an argument about Riggs’ ring performance while Swann was driving her home from a wrestling event she had worked at. While arguing in traffic, Riggs got out of the car as she “feared the argument was going to escalate”. She walked away and refused to return to the vehicle. Swann “placed her in a headlock and dragged her back to the vehicle”, states the report. A witness observed the incident and called police. A victim at the scene stated they saw Riggs “beating on the window and screaming for help” as Swann drove away.
Riggs told police that Swann “has a temper sometimes” and thought the argument was going to “erupt into physical violence”. When Swann drove away she asked him to stop, he refused so she jumped out when the vehicle slowed down.
In Swann’s statement to police, he claims Riggs came back to the car of her own volition and that he needed her because “she had the phone with the GPS on it”.
The report also states Riggs and Swann have been married for nine months but have been in a relationship for five years.
On their site, the WWE posted the following statement: “WWE has zero-tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.”
Swaan remains incarcerated at the Alachua County Jail until he can post bail tomorrow.
Swann was supposed to wrestle Drew Gulak on Raw tomorrow night in a match to determine who would face Enzo Amore for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.