It was recently announced that former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann will be officially making his debut for Impact Wrestling on the company’s next TV tapings that will take place on June 1 and June 2, 2018 at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 15, 2018
It seems that Impact Wrestling has aligned itself with yet another top ex-WWE Superstar following James Ellsworth. It is to be noted that Swann was released by WWE in February, 2018.
In mid-December, 2017, Swann was arrested and charged for false imprisonment and misdemeanour battery after an incident with his wife Vannarah Riggs, who currently works for Impact Wrestling under the ring name Su Yung. Swann was driving a car with Riggs and apparently began to critique her performance at a wrestling show earlier that night. It was reported that Swann supposedly got angry and Riggs had to jump out of the car because she was worried that the heated argument was going to escalate. The former WWE Superstar allegedly stooped the car in traffic and yelled for Riggs to return before dragging her back to the car. The vehicle crashed into a telephone pole as it was not in park. Later on, Swann denied physically touching Riggs and the couple would reconcile shortly after with the charges being dropped.
The former Cruiserweight Champion also considered retiring from pro-wrestling at one point and pulled himself from all scheduled appearances including everything during WrestleMania 35 weekend. However, a change of heart would make him resume his independent bookings and the ex-WWE Superstar would make a surprise appearance last month at CZW’s Best of the Best 17.
— Jocay?? (@Jocay19) April 15, 2018