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Triple H and Stephanie McMahon comment on Rich Swann's WWE status

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Rich Swann has not been seen in the WWE for over a month after he was arrested at the start of December, to which WWE suspended him for indefinitely.

Swann was arrested on December 10 in Gainesville, Florida on charges of battery and kidnapping/false imprisonment. The victim was identified as his wife, Vannarah Riggs, a fellow professional wrestler better known as Su Yung.

According to the arrest report, Swann and Riggs were arguing over Swann critiquing Riggs' performance at a show that night. Witnesses of the scene stated that when Riggs tried to get away from Swann, he grabbed her in a headlock and dragged her back into his car.

Swann was released from Alachua County Jail later that same day, and WWE suspended him indefinitely as well, stating on their website: "WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Rich Swann has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest."

Since then, not much has been reported on Swann, and he hasn't appeared in a WWE ring. During a recent appearance at the Television Critics Association winter press tour panel, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon commented on Swann's status in the WWE.

Triple H and Stephanie confirmed and reiterated the statement originally made by the WWE, saying that if he's found guilty of the domestic charges from the incident with his wife last month, Swann will be immediately terminated from the company.

Triple H said, via Wrestling Inc: "We are just waiting on legal. We have a zero tolerance policy on that, as you've seen, so he's suspended until it is determined legally one way or the other."


Stephanie said: "And if he's convicted, he will be released," with Triple H adding, "Immediately."

Swann had been scheduled to face Drew Gulak in a match to determine the number one contender to the Cruiserweight Championship on Raw before his arrest, but he was quickly replaced by Cedric Alexander.

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