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WWE’s Rich Swann arrested in Gainesville, faces battery charge against wife, who’s also a wrestler

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — 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.

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 slow-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.

On Sunday, the WWE announced on Twitter that he has been suspended indefinitely.

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WWE’s Rich Swann arrested in Gainesville, faces battery charge against wife, who’s also a wrestler