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WWE News: Rich Swann cleared of all charges 

Simon Cotton
ANALYST
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13.56K   //    26 Jan 2018, 04:55 IST

What does this mean for 205 Live?
What does this mean for 205 Live?

What’s the Story?

Monday Night Raw and Cruiserweight Superstar Rich Swann were cleared of all charges related to his alleged domestic violence incident that occurred back in December.

In Case You Didn’t Know

Swann was arrested in Gainesville, Florida on Dec. 10, 2017, on charges of battery and kidnapping/false imprisonment of his wife, professional wrestler Su Yung.

Following his arrest, the WWE suspended Swann indefinitely and he stripped him of his title opportunity for the Cruiserweight Championship.

The Heart of the Matter

Swann appeared in court today and was cleared of all charged after Gainesville prosecutors determined there was "insufficient evidence" to move forward with the case.

The initial police report from Swann's arrest said that the incident started after he criticized his wife for her in-ring performance which led to the two arguing.

The report said that witnesses saw Yung get out of the car following the argument, but Swann put her in a headlock and dragged her back to the vehicle.

After being brought back to the car, the report said that Yung was beating on the window trying to get out of the car which leads to the police being called and Swann’s arrest.

Yung told the authorities that Swann “has a temper sometimes” and was afraid that Swann would escalate the manner physically, but Swann told authorities that he didn’t physically force her to return to the car and that he needed Yung’s phone to use the GPS and find their way back home.

What’s Next?

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were interviewed earlier in January regarding Swann’s status and said that Swann would remain suspended until the case was resolved in court.

With charges clear, Swann seems to be clear to return to the WWE.

Author’s Take

Swann was expected to challenge for the Cruiserweight Championship prior to his suspension, but whether he'll factor into the latest plans for 205 Live remains to be seen.

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Simon Cotton
ANALYST
Multimedia Journalist, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/social-suplex-podcast-network Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts. https://anchor.fm/simon-cotton
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