It started with an argument between Swann and wife Vannarah Riggs in a vehicle, said the Gainesville Police Department. A police report said Swann criticized her performance and the pair began arguing.
However, Swann's temper got the best of him and he put his own wife in a headlock and forced her inside of his auto. Swann allegedly grabbed her by the arm and neck, and put her in a headlock.
Swann is due to appear in court on Monday. Another witness said Riggs yelled for help as she was returned to the vehicle and Swann drove off.More news: Chiefs stay on top of AFC West with win over Raiders
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The kidnapping and false imprisonment charge comes with an up to five-year prison sentence.
WWE wrestler Rich Swann flashed high-flying moves and a big smile in the ring. The charges being filed against Rich Swann are "battery and kidnap/false imprisonment of an adult".
When WWE made a decision to bring back the cruiserweight division to its main roster - and subsequently create the show 205 Live for the WWE Network - Swann was chosen to become a major focus, defeating then-champion Brian Kendrick for the cruiserweight title on the first episode of 205 Live. Under that policy, anyone arrested for a domestic violence incident is subsequently suspended indefinitely pending the criminal investigation.
An Alachua County jail representative told ABC News that Swann made an appearance before a judge and is set to be released on his own recognizance on Sunday.