WWE’s Rich Swann was arrested early Sunday morning for an incident involving his wife, professional wrestler Su Yung (Vannarah Riggs) in Alachua County, Florida.
Swann was reportedly driving a car where Riggs was a passenger. The two began to discuss a match Riggs had earlier in the night, leading to Swann getting upset and angry. Apparently Swann has a history of a temper and getting physical, as Riggs told police she feared the altercation would get physical and exited the vehicle.
This reportedly lead to Swann also jumping out of the car, chasing down Riggs, and dragging her back to the car via a headlock. Witnesses said that Swann didn’t put the car in park, and it continued to roll as he chased Riggs, resulting in the car hitting a telephone pole. Another witness said Riggs yelled for help as she was returned to the car and Swann drove off.
Swann claims that he did not physically touch Riggs and said that he chased her due to her having the GPS and wanting to return home. The couple has been together for five years, and they have been married for 9 months.
The charge of kidnapping and false imprisonment of an adult is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. It is a third-degree felony. Swann was also charge with battery (touching/strike), which carries a possible penalty of up to a year in prison or 12 months probation and a $1,000 fine. That is a first degree misdemeanor.
Swann is reportedly still being held in Gainesville, Florida.
The full police report and mugshot is available below.
Late Sunday morning, WWE officially issued a statement to the media on the incident. Swann has been suspended. The statement reads as follows:
“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been indefinitely suspended following his arrest.”