WWE Wrestler Rich Swann Arrested For Attack On Wife - WWE Responds

Rich Swann allegedly attacked his wife and has been arrested. The WWE issued an immediate response.

Gainesville, FL - WWE wrestler Rich Swann was arrested on Saturday, Dec. 9, after a domestic violence incident with his wife.

His wife, whose real name is Vannarah Riggs but who goes by Su Yung, is also a wrestler.

Swann, 26, was charged with battery and false imprisonment, according to Fox News.

Police said Swann was arguing with his wife after he critiqued her performance at a show that they had just finished at a downtown club in Gainesville.

A witness told Gainesville police officers that Riggs jumped out of Swann's slowly-moving car, which continued rolling until it hit a telephone pole, according to WJAX. The witness also said that Swann got out while his car was still moving, chased Riggs, then put her in a headlock, and dragged her back to his car.

Riggs "screamed for help as (Swann) put her back in the car", according to a police report. Swann got back in his car and drove off, and a witness saw Riggs get out of the vehicle a second time.

She told officers "she was afraid of (Swann) because he has a temper sometimes," and that she was trying to get away from Swann before the argument escalated into physical violence.

Swann, a former WWE cruiserweight champion, denied touching Riggs and said that she got back into the car on her own. He told police "he was just trying to get home and she had the phone with the GPS on it so he needed her to come with him."

He is being held in jail under no bond and his first court appearance is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 11.

The couple have been married for nine months.

Unlike the NFL, which has a history of supporting criminal athletes, WWE immediately released a statement about the incident as breaking news.

WWE stated, "WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest."

Do you think that this is how all sports leagues should respond to their athletes being domestic violence suspects? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in the comments.

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Innocent until proven guilty is everyone's right. They can suspend until investigation is complete and then, if guilty, they should suspend indefinitely.


Glad to know they have a zero tolerance policy.