News Rich Swann Arrested

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Rich Swann dealt with a rough life growing up. At the age of 12, his father was killed by his girlfriend. At 16, he lost his mother and turned to a life of drugs. When Rich cleaned himself, he was able to finish high school and started wrestling on the Indies until he made it to WWE.

It's unfortunate what happened to our fellow wrestler. However, the decision he made concerning his wife wasn't the smart one. We live in a world where the moment we do something wrong, it stays with us forever. People will always link your actions to who you are as a person without understanding them personally. WWE made the right move suspending him. This gives the court time for him to be proven till innocent or guilty.

At the end of the day, we have skeletons in our closet. All of us do, just some get theirs revealed quicker when they're in the public eye.
 

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At the end of the day, we have skeletons in our closet.
*checks closet*

Nope. Just cats :bodallas:

As for everything else you said... Just because he had a rough life doesn't excuse what he did to her. Public eye or not, this is something that could have been going on for awhile. If he is proven guilty and he is indeed abusive.. He needs to get help based on what you said. Death can screw with your head and so can drugs. Once a drug addict, you are always an addict. You are only ever in recovery or your not. Something like this can just make him go back down that path and end up hurting someone else in the future.
 

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I still say he should have been punished more for that but I guess back then, Vince didn't have to pretend to care about women he wasn't sleeping with.
True, Wrestlers have bad history with domestic abuse for whatever reason and WWE hasn't been very consistent in how they handle them. I don't think suspension is gonna cut it for Swann, I really wonder how different this story would be received by fans and handled by WWE if it were one of the top guys.
 
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True, Wrestlers have bad history with domestic abuse for whatever reason and WWE hasn't been very consistent in how they handle them. I don't think suspension is gonna cut it for Swann, I really wonder how different this story would be received by fans and handled by WWE if it were one of the top guys.
Makes me wonder. For all we know, it has happened or does happen and they cover for them. Could you imagine if it came out that Cena hits Nikki or something?
 
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Makes me wonder. For all we know, it has happened or does happen and they cover for them. Could you imagine if it came out that Cena hits Nikki or something?
Or that maybe Roman, Seth or Dean abuses their wife/girlfriend, it be interesting to see the mental gymnastics WWE goes through to clear their name.
 
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Or that maybe Roman, Seth or Dean abuses their wife/girlfriend, it be interesting to see the mental gymnastics WWE goes through to clear their name.
I think wrestlers in general like you said are more prone to violence because of injuries, lack of sleep, hormones shifts from "natural roids". There is just a lot here and I could see them covering up things like abuse to keep from losing money. Former wrestlers have been indirectly abused by the company itself so they seemingly will turn a blind eye for a special few.
 
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Now I'm not excusing his actions or trying defend what he did. It was wrong. But to flat out label him an abusive person is a little extreme. Nobody knows anyone else's emotional obstacles throughout their lives that shapes the way they respond to certain scenarios. In this instance he should have handled things a little differently and I'm sure he feels 100% guilty about the way he acted in hindsight.
This could very well be an isolated incident. An argument that escalated too much and rather than leave her in a city by herself he wanted her to get back in the car.
Was alcohol a factor? Not even an excessive amount either. It can play on your actions aswell.

At the very least he should seek some form of help in dealing with emotional stress. And figure out what things trigger him to act certain ways and how to deal with them before he reaches his boiling point.
But to label someone as abusive based off of 1 incident is a little harsh in my eyes. But then again we live in a time where everyone is judged instantly for actions by people who know absolutely nothing about their personal lives or mental struggles.

Again, the way he dealt with the situation at hand was wrong. But before we judge his entire life, there's two sides to every story.

I hope they both get the help they need.
 

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