All charges against WWE Superstar Rich Swann have been dismissed. Prosecutors cited “insufficient evidence” to move forward. PWInsider was the first to report the story.
Swann’s WWE career was in limbo after he was arrested last month. The company suspended him after he was charged with false imprisonment/kidnapping and a misdemeanor charge of batter/touching or striking on his wife Vannarah Riggs (Impact Wrestling star Su Yung).
According to the police report, they were traveling back home to Florida after Yung wrestled on an independent show in Gainesville. The report stated that he was criticizing her in-ring work and things escalated to the point that he got angry with her. She left the car because she felt that things were going to escalate but, according to the report, he yelled at her to get back in the car.
The report says that Swann grabbed her by the arm and neck with a headlock and forced her back into the car as she screamed for help. A witness claimed to have seen Yung beating against the car window as she cried for help. A second witness claimed that Swann’s car hit a light pole when he got out of it because he didn’t put it in park. He was arrested about a mile away from the incident.
The police say that Yung told them that Swann “has a temper sometimes” and she was scared about the argument escalated into something physical. Swann denied putting his hands on her and said that he just needed her back in the car because he was using her GPS on her phone and needed her to come with it.
He would have been fired by WWE if he was convicted. The charges being dropped will likely open the door for him to return to WWE.
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