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WWE Suspends Rich Swann After Domestic Battery Charge

The WWE issued Rich Swann an indefinite suspension after Swann was arrested Saturday night in Florida on domestic battery and false imprisonment charges.

According to the report from the Gainesville Police Department, the 26-year-old and his wife, professional wrestler Su Yung, were in the car when Swann chided his partner for her performance on top of the ring in the Gainesville event.

Fearing that the fight would turn physical, Yung asked that he pulls over so she can get out of the car.

The police talked to a witness who claimed that the suspect also alighted from the car and dragged his wife back to the vehicle while she was shouting for help. Another witness added that the Yung jumped from the running car. Again, Swann got back out to chase her.

The car smashed into a telephone pole because the suspect forgot to put it on park.

Police filed a complaint for misdemeanor domestic battery and false imprisonment, which is a felony in the state. He was detained in the Alachua County Jail as of Sunday morning.

A statement from the WWE said, WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.”

Su Yung, however, insisted that Swann never laid a hand on her despite what witnesses told the police. In fact, she went inside the car out of her own volition. The female wrestler, meanwhile, confessed that her husband of nine months had a temper.

For his part, Swann claimed that he ran after Su Yung because he wanted to get to the GPS on her phone so he can go home.

Swann will miss the fight against Drew Gulak on Monday night in Cleveland. The Cruiserweight champion will appear before the judge on that day in relation to his domestic battery and false imprisonment charge.