Concern For Rich Swann, Problem With Lesnar Wrestling In Louisiana for WrestleMania?

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-- Friends and family of Rich Swann have grown extremely concerned after a series of erratic tweets threatening retirement. Swann had spent the last week taping the next season of Lucha Underground, only to discover that while he was out of town for the tapings, his wife, independent wrestler Su Yung, had moved out of their home and asked for a divorce.

It was upon hearing this news that Swann announced his retirement, initially claiming he would continue to honor previously announced appearances. Later, he canceled his entire schedule and asked Lucha Underground to fly him home.

Lucha Underground has been very protective of their next season, even threatening reporters who posted spoilers from their recent tapings. Swann had been scheduled to for more Lucha Underground appearances, but now the company is operating under the assumption that he won't be returning.

-- The Louisiana State Boxing & Wrestling Commission is starting to receive pressure from the drug testing organization USADA to deny a license to Brock Lensar while he's under suspension from a previous drug test failure in UFC. While Lesnar is simply under suspension according to UFC's own policy in conjunction with USADA, his suspension from the Nevada Athletic commission was lifted last year.

While Louisiana would have been obligated to honor Nevada's suspension, they are under no obligation to honor the USADA suspension, although WWE has faced resistance from some commissions who would not want Brock Lesnar wrestling in their state while under a USADA suspension, it's been commissions where the ceiling on taxing a wrestling event is very low.

Louisiana on the other hand not only would stand to make more from a WWE event from some other states, but the economic impact from a WrestleMania is enormous and the governor of Louisiana made assurances to WWE before New Orleans was chosen for the event that the commission would make no issue of Brock Lesnar wrestling.

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