WWE Superstar Rich Swann has been arrested in Florida and charged with domestic battery and false imprisonment late Saturday night.
World Wrestling Entertainment has since announced that it has indefinitely suspended Rich Swann, saying in a statement released that “WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence.”
According to an arrest report released by the Gainesville Florida Police Department on Sunday morning, Swann was arrested following an incident late Saturday Night involving his wife Su Yung, who is also a professional wrestler. The incident occurred while they were driving Saturday following her performance in Gainesville.
According to the arrest report, Swann was criticizing Yung’s performance when she feared that the encounter would turn physical, so she got out of the car. A witness to the incident said that Swann also got out of the car, followed after her, then put her in a headlock and dragged her back to the car while she screamed for help.
A second witness claims to have later saw the victim jump out of the car while it was still moving and run away. Swann again got out of the car to pursue her, but he failed to put the car in park and it subsequently struck a telephone pole, according to the arrest report.
Swann’s wife Su Yung, has told police that Swann has a temper and she feared the argument would become violent. Swann refutes the claims, and has told police that he did not grab his wife and “never physically touched her.”
Rich Swann, 26, wrestles for WWE’s “Raw” brand and is a former WWE Cruiserweight Champion. Swann was scheduled to face Drew Gulak in a match in Cleveland on Monday night. A match which obviously will no longer take place due to the indefinite suspension of Swann.
Rich Swann has been charged with simple domestic battery, which is a misdemeanor, and false imprisonment, which is a felony. As of the time of this writing he was still in custody at Alachua County Jail, according to online inmate records.
You can see Swann’s mug shot and full arrest report below in a tweet posted by the Gainesville Police Department:
Due to numerous national media requests…mugshot and arrest report for Rich Swann can be found here: https://t.co/PvQj5B7A7n
(Redactions made in accordance with FSS 119 that protects home address/phone of domestic violence victim.) pic.twitter.com/EgjbzTbjNq
— Gainesville Police (@GainesvillePD) December 10, 2017