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WWE superstar arrested for battery in Gainesville

11 December 2017, 12:22 | Mandy Simon

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

WWE Superstar Rich Swann Arrested for Kidnapping and False Imprisonment

WWE champ Rich Swann was arrested this weekend for allegedly battering and falsely imprisoning his wife - who's also a pro wrestler - and now he's suspended. When arrested, Swann told police that she got in the vehicle on her own.

Swann is alleged to have chased her and yelled for her to get back in their auto after she exited the vehicle, before allegedly grabbing her by the arm and around the neck with his arm, before putting her in a headlock and dragging her back to the vehicle.

The complaint states that Swann, after being read his Miranda rights, told officers he did not grab his wife and put her in the vehicle.

26 year old former World Wrestling Entertainment cruiserweight champion Rich Swann was arrested Saturday in Gainesville.

An eyewitness reported that Riggs was seen to be pounding on the car's window, screaming for help as Swann drove away. Swann allegedly grabbed her by the arm and neck, and put her in a headlock. Gainesville police released an arrest report which stated that Swann and his girlfriend Vanessa Riggs engaged in a dispute following a show in the city.

The policy states: "WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault".

According to the Mirror (h/t Joshua Gagnon of WrestlingInc), Swann could be sentenced to up to five years in prison if convicted on the kidnapping charge. He has been charged with battery and the kidnapping or false imprisonment of an adult. The WWE announced in a statement this morning that Swann has been suspended indefinitely.

Swann was scheduled to be in action during WWE Raw this week against Drew Gulak, that match is expected to be canceled. Swann was also charged with Battery (touching or strike), a first degree misdemeanor that is punishable with up to one year in jail or 12 months probation and a $1,000 fine, if convicted.

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