Baltimore's Rich Swann at Impact Winter Warfare
Impact Wrestling is presenting their Winter Warfare event tonight and tomorrow night in Pembroke Pines, FL. One of the matches tonight features Baltimore native Rich Swann against Steve Maclin.
Swann, who is 31, was born in Baltimore. His father was killed when he was 12 years old and his mother died of a heart attack when he was 16. This led to him hanging out with a “rough crowd” and using cocaine until his aunt helped him stop using, get an apartment, and finish high school.
He started training for wrestling when he was 14 in York, PA and made his debut four years later. Swann started out at Combat Zone Wrestling and wrestled at two other promotions before coming home to MCW in 2009 and also wrestling at several other ptomotions before making his NXT debut in 2015. He became the WWE Cruiserweight Champion and later lost that belt and then was released from the WWE after an arrest for domestic violence (the charges were later dismissed).
Swann returned to the indy circuit after that before landing at Impact Wrestling in 2018. Swann became the Impact X Division Champion and later became the Impact World Champion. He has been the Impact Digital Media Champion since May when he defeated Matt Cardona. That match is featured in the video below.