It just happened. WWE and Rich Swann have reached an agreement for the termination of the contract of the former cruiserweight champion until not too long ago. In the brief statement of just two lines, the following is read:
“Rich Swann and WWE have reached an agreement to free the fighter from his contract, today February 15, 2018. WWE wishes Rich Swann the best in his future endeavors.”
Rich Swann was arrested and charged with the mistreatment and abduction of his own wife, the also fighter Vannaragh Riggs (better known as Su Yung in independent fighting promotions) last December. Apparently, Swann and his wife were in the car on the way home after a show of this when they started arguing and nerves were over with her getting out of the car and he chasing her to force her back to the vehicle and end up invading the road and crashing the car against a lamppost.
WWE has repeatedly reiterated zero tolerance for all kinds of mistreatment or inappropriate behavior of their fighters and this time was not going to be less. The incident also came in one of the best professional moments of the fighter who was going to return to the title of cruiserweight in possession of Enzo Amore (also fired last month for attempted rape).
-It is reported that Mojo Rawley has signed a new contract with WWE, according to Dave Meltzer in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer.
Rawley first signed with WWE in 2012 and worked on WWE NXT until 2016, when he joined the SmackDown brand as part of the WWE Draft. He won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WWE WrestleMania 33 by eliminating Jinder Mahal for the last time. He has been moderately used on television this year, having fought only twice on SmackDownLive, as well as on The Royal Rumble Kickoff Show as a surprise challenger for the first “Glorious US Open Challenge” by Bobby Roode, which was won by Roode.
WWE has recently signed some other stars with new offers. As noted, we’ve told you recently that The Miz signed a new four-year contract with the company. Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reported Wednesday that Dolph Ziggler has just signed a new two-year contract for $ 1.5 million per year.