Rich Swann Cleared Of All Charges

WWE superstar Rich Swann will not face criminal charges for imprisonment/kidnapping or battery, according to Mike Johnson of, as prosecutors did not find enough evidence to proceed with the case.

On Dec. 10, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida, Swann was arrested when witnesses alleged that he headlocked his wife Vannarah Riggs and forced her into his car. The incident took place following an argument between the two, which occurred after one of her wrestling matches.

Swann was immediately suspended by the WWE, and would have been fired effective and immediately if convicted of a crime. Now that he won't face charges, it remains to be seen when the WWE will activate him again.

Per PWInsider, the report outlined that Riggs tried leaving the car during the heated argument. When she started to walk away from the vehicle, Swann came and forced her in the car as she begged for help. Swann denied allegations of attacking her physically.

This news comes two days after the WWE fired Enzo Amore after a woman took to Twitter and accused him of raping her. The alleged incident took place on Oct. 19 inside a Phoenix hotel. It was later reported by PWInsider that Amore was fired for failing to notify the WWE about the investigation. That was reportedly "the last straw" for Amore, whose troubles outside the ring have been well-documented.


Swann joined the WWE in 2015, debuting for their NXT brand. He joined the main roster in June 2016, and would win the Cruiserweight Championship on the Nov. 29 episode of 205 Live that year.

Swann's title reign lasted 61 days, before he dropped it to Neville at the 2017 Royal Rumble. He was supposed to face Drew Gulak in a No. 1 contender match for the Cruiserweight title in December, but the bout was scrapped following Swann's arrest.

We'll be sure to update you on any details that may develop.

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