We’ve been keeping you up to date on the Rich Swann arrest situation as more information unfolds concerning the matter.
WWE has officially indefinitely suspended Swann after his arrest for battery and kidnapping/false imprisonment of an adult.
The official statement for WWE stated: “WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.”
The Gainesville, Florida police department has released their police report regarding the situation and these details.
Apparently, all of this happened as Swann and his wife, indie wrestler Su Yung were traveling after a show that Yung was performing on. Swann was allegedly getting angry with his wife as he critiqued her performance that night. His wife wanted to leave because she didn’t feel safe in the situation and tried to get out of the car.
Swann stopped the car “in the middle of traffic” and his wife jumped out of the car. Swann apparently started chasing her and yelled for his wife to get back in the vehicle.
After she didn’t get in the car, Swann allegedly grabbed his wife by the arm and pulled her back to the car. Swann’s wife screamed for help and Swann pushed her back in the car.
A witness to the events called the authorities and said Swann put his wife “in a headlock” and shoved her in the car. They also said Swann’s wife was beating on the window of the car and screaming for help as they drove away.
Another witness said the car was driving erratically before the chase began in the middle of the road and the car wasn’t in park so it continued to drive forward until it hit a telephone pole.
Rich Swann’s wife said her husband “has a temper sometimes” and she was trying to get away from the situation because she feared it would result in physical violence.
You can read the entire police report below:
“On the above date and time at the above location the Vic and Def were engaged in an argument. Both the Vic and Def are professional wrestlers and the Vic had just put on a show at 8 seconds in downtown Gainesville. The Def was critiquing the Vic’s performance and began getting angry with her. The Vic got scared that the argument was going to escalate and got out of the car in the area of 2400 SE Hawthorne Rd. The Def stopped his vehicle in the middle of traffic and the Vic jumped out. The Def gave chase and yelled for the Vic to get back in the car. The Vic told the Def she did not want to get back in the car as she continued to walk away. The Def then grabbed the Vic by her arm and then around her neck with his arm. He placed her in a headlock and dragged her back to their vehicle. The Vic screamed for help as the Def pushed her in the car.
Wit 1 observed this happen and called LEA. Wit 1 said that she saw the Def chase after the Vic and put her in a headlock and shove her back in the car while she screamed for help. Wit 1 said that the Vic was beating on the window screaming for help as they drove away again. Wit 1 said that the Vic seemed very afraid of the Def and was trying to get away from him.
Wit.2 observed the vehicle driven by the Def driving erratically in the area of 1500 E University Ave. Wit 2 saw the Vic jump out of the vehicle while it was moving and run away. Wit 2 saw the Def get out of the car while it was still moving and chase after the Vic. The car was not in park and continued to roll until it hit a telephone pole on the corner of NE 15th St and E University Ave.
The Vic stated that she was afraid of the Def because he has a temper sometimes. She said she was trying to get away from him because she was scared that their argument would escalate into physical violence. The Vic said that the Def grabbed her by the arm and pulled her back into the car even though she did not want to go with him. The Vic said she told the Def to pull over so she could get out but he refused to do so and she ended up jumping out while the vehicle was still (slowly) moving.
Post Miranda the Def stated that he did not grab the Vic and put her in the car. The Def stated that she got in the car on her own and he never physically touched her. The Def said he was just trying to get home and she had the phone with the GPS on it so he needed her to come with him.
The Vic and Def have been in a relationship for approx 5 years and have been married for 9 months.”
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