Rich Swann: Bio
An agile acrobat with a fondness for showboating, Rich Swann is one of the most exciting competitors in the Cruiserweight Division.
The squared circle became an outlet for Swann to show his passion after a rough upbringing. He immediately took to the mat game and found inspiration in a generation of cruiserweight wrestlers like Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio and Psicosis. Swann made a name for himself on the independent scene by adapting that high-flying style, dazzling audiences around the world with moves like his trademark standing 450 Splash. He also hooked crowds with his infectious charisma, often turning his entrances into karaoke parties, asking his rivals one question: Can you handle this?
After appearing in WWE NXT and competing in the Cruiserweight Classic, Swann helped usher in the Cruiserweight division, as well as the all-Cruiserweight show WWE 205 Live, exclusively on WWE Network. Swann set the tone for the level of competition present on WWE 205 Live when he defeated The Brian Kendrick for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship on the show's inagural episode.
Although he lost the title to Neville at Royal Rumble, Swann continues to be one of the top competitors in the Cruiserweight division.