Liam Hoofe with a round-up of the latest wrestling news…
Rich Swann Arrested for Kidnapping and Battery
WWE 205 Live superstar Rich Swann was arrested in Gainesville, Florida this Sunday morning and charged with kidnapping/false imprisonment and battery.
Later yesterday afternoon, Gainesville police released their report, claiming that the victim of the incident was Rich Swann’s wife, and fellow wrestler, Su Yung. The pair have been together for 6 years and have been married for 9 months.
WWE has responded to the incident by suspending Rich Swann from the company. Swann was scheduled to face Drew Gulak this Monday night on WWE Raw to determine the new number 1 contender for the Cruiserweight Title. It seems unlikely the company will just hand Gulak the victory, so expect to see a replacement opponent brought in for the bout.
Triple H Defeats Jinder Mahal in India
WWE’s long talked about live event in India took place this weekend, with Triple H and Jinder Mahal headlining the show. According to several reports, the match was given a very substantial run-time (around 40 minutes), and Jinder was massively over with the Indian crowd. Unsurprisingly, though, Jinder was defeated clean by The Game following a Pedigree.
Triple H and Jinder did celebrate together following the bout, though, and Jinder was said to have looked strong throughout.
Other results from the night saw The Shield beat Samoa Joe, Sheamus and Cesaro, in what was said to be the night’s best bout. Finn Balor went over Bray Wyatt, Alexa Bliss retained her women’s title against Sasha Banks, Rama and Raftar defeated The Miztourage, Jason Jordan defeated Elias, and Enzo Amore defeated Kalisto. The card was said to be a pretty great show.
Neville Talks Halted
Last month it looked as though the WWE and Neville were finally beginning to make some progress on a return to the ring for the former Cruiserweight champion. Latest reports though, including one from PWInsider suggest that communications between The Man that Gravity Forgot and the WWE have been halted and that Neville’s future in the company is now looking pretty uncertain.
Liam Hoofe – @liamhoofe