Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann Arrested For Domestic Battery And False Imprisonment

Mugshot via Gainesville PD
Mugshot via Gainesville PD

Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann was arrested by Gainesville, FL. police just after midnight on December 10 on charges of battery and false imprisonment. His alleged victim is his wife of nine months, Vannarah Riggs, who wrestles under the name Su Yung. The charge of false imprisonment is a felony.


From the police report:

Both the Vic and Def are professional wrestlers and the Vic had 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 helped as the Def pushed her in the car.

The report goes on to say that Riggs, once back in the car, told Swann to pull over so she could get out, but Swann refused. She ended up jumping out while the car was still (slowly) moving.

According to the AP, Swann is being held without bail and will appear in court on Monday. The WWE announced in a statement this morning that Swann has been suspended indefinitely.

Correction (11:52 a.m. ET): This post has been updated to clarify that Swann is the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion.

The full report, released by Gainesville police, is embedded below.