WWE Superstar Rich Swann was arrested last night and charged with false imprisonment, according to a police report. The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion was involved in an argument with his wife, who wrestles as Su Yung for independent promotions. The police report says she tried to flee and Swann chased her and physically forced her back into the car. The two have been in a relationship for five years, and got married back in March.
The police report gives an account of the incident (trigger warning for domestic violence):
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 has 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.
According to the police report, Swann denied the charges, saying that Yung got back into the car on her own, that he never touched her, and that he only needed her to come with him because she had the car’s GPS in her pocket.
Yung said that she feared the argument could “escalate into physical violence” because Swann “has a temper sometimes.”
The Gainesville police department released the police report and Swann’s mugshot to Twitter following multiple requests from the national media.
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
In the wake of the arrest, Swann has been suspended by WWE in accordance with their zero tolerance policy for domestic violence, with the company tweeting:
BREAKING NEWS: WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest. https://t.co/7GBJIu3Tyu
— WWE (@WWE) December 10, 2017
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