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WWE's Rich Swann Arrested, Suspended By Company

11 December 2017, 02:09 | Lowell Little

WWE's Rich Swann arrested on false imprisonment, battery allegations

WWE Superstar Rich Swann Arrested for Kidnapping and False Imprisonment

It started with an argument between Swann and wife Vannarah Riggs in a vehicle, said the Gainesville Police Department.

Riggs became "scared that the argument was going to escalate and got out of the vehicle", said the arrest report.

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

Swann allegedly grabbed his wife by the arm, put her in a headlock and dragged her back to the vehicle.

Swann, who was last seen on WWE TV on Tuesday when he defeated Tony Nese, was reported to be held in custody at the Alachua County Jail.

Swann will have his initial appearance in court on Monday where he is now being held without bail.

WWE released 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".

The 26-year-old Swann has been wrestling professionally since 2008, and became a star on the indie circuit, competing for promotions such as Chikara, Dragon Gate, Evolve, and Full Impact Pro. The charge of false imprisonment is a felony.

As she tried to elude Swann, he chased her and, when he caught up to her, "grabbed [her] by her arm and then around the neck with his arm".

He was set to face Drew Gulak in a number one contendership match for Enzo Amore's Cruiserweight Championship on Monday's Raw. The report says that the two have been together five years, and have been married for nine months. Under that policy, anyone arrested for a domestic violence incident is subsequently suspended indefinitely pending the criminal investigation.

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