WWE announces sudden release of another former champion


On Thursday, WWE announced that they had released former cruiserweight champion Rich Swann.

Rich Swann and WWE have mutually agreed to part ways as of today, February 15, 2018.

WWE wishes Swann the best in all of his future endeavors.

According to a report released by the Gainesville police, Swann was arrested following an altercation with his wife, Su Yung. The decision was eventually made to clear him of all charges was as a result of prosecutors determining that there was "insufficient evidence" to move forward with a strong case.

Swann was slated to match up with Drew Gulak in a match to determine the No. 1 contender for a Cruiserweight title match in early December. Oddly enough, at the time, the winner would be set to face Enzo Amore, who is currently in legal trouble himself. The WWE has since released Amore.

Swann signed with WWE's NXT product after a standout appearance in the Cruiserweight 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.