The Latest: WWE suspends wrestler after arrest

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Posted: Dec 10, 2017 12:11 PM
The Latest: WWE suspends wrestler after arrest

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on WWE wrestler Rich Swann (all times local):

11:58 a.m.:

WWE has suspended wrestler Rich Swann following his arrest on battery and false imprisonment charges in Florida.

In a statement released Sunday, the wrestling entertainment company said it "has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence."

Swann, who is 26 and a former WWE cruiserweight champion, was arrested Saturday.

According to Gainesville Police, Swann was arguing with his wife, who is also a wrestler. His wife — whose name is Vannarah Riggs but goes by Su Yung — had wrestled earlier. A police report said Swann criticized her performance and the pair began arguing. A witness told police that Riggs jumped out of Swann's slowly moving car.

The report says the witness also saw Swann put Riggs in a headlock and dragged her back to his vehicle.

Swann will appear in court Monday. No attorney is listed in county records.

WWE said Swann was suspended indefinitely.

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10:43 a.m.:

Wrestler Rich Swann is being held without bail in a Florida jail after he was arrested and charged with battery and false imprisonment.

Swann, who is 26 and a former WWE cruiserweight champion, was arrested Saturday.

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According to Gainesville Police, Swann was arguing with his wife, who is also a wrestler. His wife — whose name is Vannarah Riggs but goes by Su Yung — had wrestled earlier. A police report said Swann criticized her performance and the pair began arguing. A witness told police that Riggs jumped out of Swann's slowly moving car.

The report says the witness also saw Swann put Riggs in a headlock and dragged her back to his vehicle.

Swann will appear in court Monday. No attorney is listed in county records.