Backstage Reaction to Rich Swann's Suspension & His Relationship

— Many people in WWE were said to be shocked by the incidents involving Rich Swann and his wife Vannarah Riggs that led to Swann’s arrest and subsequent suspension from WWE. However, those who personally knew the couple from their indie days described them as two people who were “broken” and that their relationship was “combustible.”

— These people described the situation as unfortunate because in the end, Swann’s days in WWE could very well be over and in the end, if that happens, it will prove to be devastating to the couple financially. WWE’s policy is to suspend any talent who is arrested for a domestic violence charge and if he or she is convicted in a court of law, they would be terminated immediately.

— Swann was scheduled to wrestle Drew Gulak on the 12/11 Raw show with the winner would face Enzo Amore for the Cruiserweight title and by most accounts, he was going to be booked to win that match.

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