News

Wrestler Rich Swann arrested, charged with battery of woman

GAINESVILLE, Florida. Wrestler Rich Swann is being held without bail in a Florida jail after he was arrested and charged with battery and false imprisonment.

Swann, who is 26 and a former WWE cruiserweight champion, was arrested Saturday.

WWE released a statement about Swann on Sunday.

“WWE has zero tolerance for matters related to domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended for an indefinite period of time after his arrest,” he said.

According to Gainesville Police, Swann was arguing with his wife, who is also a wrestler. His wife — whose name is Vannarah Riggs, but goes by Su Yung — had earlier in the evening in the northwest Florida city. The couple lives in Orlando.

The police said Swann, “criticized” her performance and the pair began arguing.

A witness told the police that Riggs jumped out of Swann’s slowly moving car.

The report says the witness also saw Swann put Riggs in a headlock and dragged her back to his vehicle.

Riggs “screamed for help (Swann) put her back in the car,” the officer wrote in the report.

The car drove off and a witness saw Riggs from the vehicle a second time. Riggs told officials that “she was afraid of (Swann), because he has a temper sometimes.” She added that she tried to get away from him, so the argument would not escalate into physical violence.

Swann told officials that he did not touch his wife and that she got in the car on her own.

Swann will appear in court Monday. No lawyer is listed in county records.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular