WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann Arrested For Domestic Battery And False Imprisonment

  • WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann Arrested For Domestic Battery And False Imprisonment

WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann Arrested For Domestic Battery And False Imprisonment

WWE officials have already released a statement announcing the indefinite suspension of Swann and reiterating its zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com obtained a copy of the police report, which states that Swann and wife Vannarah Riggs, who wrestles as Su Yung, got into an argument regarding a match she had on Saturday.

The Gainesville Police tweeted out Swann's mugshot and the police report, due to the numerous national media requests.

He shot to fame with a series of eye-catching performances in last year's Cruiserweight Classic, losing to eventual victor TJ Perkins at the quarter-final stage.

He was arrested and charged with domestic battery and false imprisonment.

Swann was allegedly critiquing his wife's performance that night and was getting angry while talking to her. The vehicle continued to roll until it hit a telephone pole.

Rich Swann Mug Shot
Rich Swann Arrested For Battery And False Imprisonment

Police said that Riggs "was scared that their argument was going to escalate into physical violence" and got out of the auto, only to have Swann stop and exit the auto to chase after her while yelling for her to get back inside the vehicle. Swann denied touching his wife, telling cops she got back in the auto on her own.

Riggs told police that Swann sometimes has a temper, which is why she was afraid, saying she thought his temper could result in physical violence.

For his part, Swann apparently told police that he did not touch Riggs, and only went after her after she left the vehicle due to her phone Global Positioning System containing the directions home.

Riggs is said to have jumped out of Swann's vehicle twice, fearing that their argument would turn physical.

Swann also said that the reason he had chased after Riggs was that he was trying to get home and needed to use the Global Positioning System function on her phone. Rich could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine for that charge alone, while Battery could land him a year in jail (or 12-months probation) and another $1,000 fine.