WWE’s Rich Swann Arrested on Battery and Kidnapping Charges
WWE Cruiserweight Rich Swann has been arrested, authorities told TheWrap. The former Cruiserweight Champion is currently sitting in an Alachua County, Florida jail, where he faces charges of battery and the kidnapping or false imprisonment of an adult.
The 26-year-old “Monday Night Raw” and “205 Live” standout — who resides in Orlando, Florida — was arrested around midnight on Sunday morning. Here is his mugshot:
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Swann, who came up through WWE’s minor league system NXT, competed in June 2016’s WWE Cruiserweight Classic. The charismatic and high-flying wrestler then made his “Raw” debut on Sept. 19 of the same year.
On the Nov. 29, 2016 series premiere episode of “205 Live,” Swann defeated Brian Kendrick to win the Cruiserweight title. He lost the belt to Neville at the 2017 Royal Rumble.
In March, Swann married Su Yung, a professional wrestler working the independent scene.
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Earlier today, Pro Wrestling Sheet editor Ryan Satin tweeted out the following:
I don’t have any further details at this point on Rich Swann’s arrest. I know he was out with friends earlier in the night at a show, but that’s it.
I’ll try to get more from police but I’m gonna be doing so while on vacation.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) December 10, 2017
WWE did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on Swann’s arrest.
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Source: The Wrap