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Rich Swann appeals suspension

Following Sunday’s ruling to suspend and fine Rich Swann for physically attacking a referee and broadcaster Rich Bocchini, Swann has appealed the decision and will be allowed to compete while the league reviews the appeal.

Top ranked middleweight Swann was fined $3,000 and suspended for punching a referee and shoving broadcaster Rich Bocchini following his match on MLW FUSION this past Saturday.

Swann said he meant to hit his opponent in the chest to “get some space”. The blow broke the official’s jaw and dislodged three of his teeth.

The suspension was handed down by the league’s wrestling operations office on Sunday.

Swann has requested time before his fight on this week’s episode of MLW FUSION to “thank the MLW faithful for their support.”

Watch MLW Fusion Saturday nights at 9pm ET on beIN SPORTS.