– Rich Swann was released from Alachua County Jail in Gainesville, Florida yesterday on his own recognizance.
As a stipulation of his release, Swann had to sign a statement agreeing he would abide by an order that he would have “no direct or indirect hostile contact” with his wife, Vannarah Riggs (aka independent wrestler Su Yung). What that means is that Swann can be in contact with (and even live with) Riggs, but he cannot argue with, belittle or threaten her.
Swann was told he had to be in contact with court services within 24 hours of his release. A judge has been assigned to Swann’s case, but there has yet to be a court hearing officially set.
Following the incident, Swann was charged with kidnapping/false imprisonment. In the state of Florida, that is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine if convicted. Swann has also been charged with battery — touching or striking, a first-degree misdemeanor in Florida, with penalties of up to one year in jail or 12 months probation and a $1,000 fine upon conviction.
In the wake of his arrest, WWE suspended Swann indefinitely. He’ll remain suspended until the case is cleared.
For more details on his arrest, click here.
– Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will be fighting for their WWE careers at WWE Clash of Champions when they battle Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura in a tag team showdown. And to make matters worse for the rebellious pair, the special guest referee in the match will be none other than SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon. In this video posted on Twitter, Zayn reacts to Shane making himself the special guest referee. Zayn said that he plans to bring down the “tyrannical reign of Shane McMahon.” He also asked Daniel Bryan to intervene and to “fix this mess.”
.@SamiZayn & @FightOwensFight have their CAREERS on the line at #WWEClash. Sami reaches out to @WWEDanielBryan for help. pic.twitter.com/yz5jNK498C
— WWE (@WWE) December 11, 2017
– James Ellsworth celebrates his birthday today as the former WWE Superstar turns 33 years old.