GAINESVILLE, Fla. - WWE has suspended wrestler Rich Swann following his arrest on battery and false imprisonment charges in Florida.
In a statement released Sunday, the wrestling entertainment company said it “has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence.”
Swann, who is 26 and a former WWE cruiserweight champion, was arrested Saturday.
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 wrestled earlier. A police report said Swann criticized her performance and the pair began arguing. A witness told 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.
Swann will appear in court Monday. No attorney is listed in county records.
WWE said Swann was suspended indefinitely.
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