Former champion arrested days before No. 1 contender’s match @WWE/Twitter

Rich Swann, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion, has been arrested on allegations of false imprisonment and battery, first reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet.

According to the report, he was taken into custody at around midnight.

Swann was slated to match up with Drew Gulak in a match to determine the No. 1 contender for Enzo Amore’s Cruiserweight title on Monday night.

Swann signed with WWE’s NXT product after a standout appearance in the Crusierweight Classic in 2016. He’s wrestled all over the world, and dealt with multiple tragedies including both of his parents dying before he turned 17.

Swann defeated Brian Kendrick on the first episode of 205 Live to win his first Cruiserweight title.

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