In December, WWE cruiserweight was suspended by the promotion following an early Sunday morning arrest arrest for battery and false imprisonment. According to an arrest report released by the Gainesville Police Department in Florida, Swann was charged after an incident with his wife, pro wrestler Su Yung.
Per the Gainesville Police Department witnesses on the scene said while the couple was driving home Swann got out of the car, put Yung in a headlock and dragged her back to the car as she called for help. Another witness said Yung jumped out of the car while it was still moving to run and Swann got out of the car to pursue her, but he failed to put the car in park so the vehicle hit a telephone pole.
Speaking with The Wrap, McMahon and Triple H gave their first public comments on the former cruiserweight champion status with the company.
“We are just waiting on the legal,” the 14-time WWE Champion told us. “We have a zero tolerance policy on that, as you’ve well seen. So he’s suspended until it is determined legally one way or the other.”
“And if he’s convicted, he will be released,” Triple H’s wife and WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon added, meaning that he will be dropped by the company.
“Immediately,” her husband Triple H chimed back in.”
At the time of his December 10 charges, Rich Swann was set to face Drew Gulak on the December 11 edition of Monday Night Raw in a cruiserweight number one contenders match.