As we noted earlier, Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann has been arrested for battery and false imprisonment of an adult. He was taken into custody around 12 am on December 10th by Alachua County Florida Sheriff.
In an update to this, Gainesville Police has released the official police report now. What happened was Swann and his wife, indy wrestler Vannarah Riggs, were heading home from the event Riggs performed at.
Swann was critiquing her performance at the event and the conversation became heated. This led to Riggs leaving the car and Swann shouted at her to come back.
After Riggs refused to come back, Swann went after her, put her in a headlock and dragged her into the car while she screamed for help. This is all according to a witness.
Another witness is claiming that both Swann & Riggs got out of a moving car. Riggs said that she was thinking the argument could get physical, so she left the car and she dragged back into it against her will.
On the other hand, Swann is saying that he never touched her and that he just wanted to get home because his wife had GPS on her phone.
Due to numerous national media requests…mugshot and arrest report for Rich Swann can be found here: https://t.co/PvQj5B7A7n
(Redactions made in accordance with FSS 119 that protects home address/phone of domestic violence victim.) pic.twitter.com/EgjbzTbjNq
— Gainesville Police (@GainesvillePD) December 10, 2017
WWE has now released a statement on this and Swann has been indefinitely suspended:
“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been indefinitely suspended following his arrest.”
This means that Swann won’t be competing in the #1 contenders match on this week’s Raw.