Vince Russo’s The Brand Recap – Rich Swann’s Suspension, Former WWE Talent Falsely Accused of Domestic Abuse, Innocent Until Proven Guilty, More!
Big Vito is joined on today’s show by Jeff Lane.
Lane opens today’s show by mentioning that WWE’s Rich Swann has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and battery after a weekend conflict with his wife. There are conflicting statements from Swann, his wife and the witnesses, but apparently Swann and his wife were returning home from one of his wife’s wrestling shows and Swann was critiquing her match.
From there the details get blurry but several witnesses said they saw Swann’s wife exit the car followed by Swann, and the car actually rolled slowly into a nearby light pole. Swann argued that he was just trying to get his wife to return to the car so they could get home because she had their only GPS on her phone and he wouldn’t be able to get home without it.
Swann has been suspended indefinitely by WWE due to their zero tolerance policy regarding domestic violence, and Vito points out that while Swann hasn’t actually been proven guilty of anything yet, the public’s perception of him has already taken a huge hit. Whether Swann is guilty of the alleged crimes he’s charged with or not, he’s already been proven guilty in the public eye.