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Rich Swann

Rich Swann

Title History

  • DGUSA Open the Owarai Gate Championship;
  • DGUSA Open the Triangle Gate Championship with Naruki Doi and Shachihoko Boy;
  • NWA FUW Flash Championship;
  • RCW Cruiserweight Championship;
  • FIP tag team titles w Roderick Strong defeating The Bravado Brothers (December 6, 2013);

Career Highlights

Early career:

  • Rich Swann originally started training professional wrestling at the age of 14 in 2005 under Adam Flash, Darren Wyse and Ray Alexander in York, Pennsylvania.
  • Rich Swann made his debut in 2008,working under the ring names Rich Money and El Negro Mysterio.

Combat Zone Wrestling (2009–2013):

  • In 2009, Rich Swann began training under DJ Hyde, Drew Gulak, Ruckus and Sabian at Combat Zone Wrestling’s (CZW) training school and made his debut for the promotion on May 9, 2009, wrestling in a dark match, where he was defeated by Sabian.
  • Rich Swann made his main card debut on June 13 with a win over Chris Halo.
  • October 10, 2009 – CZW: Rich Swann entered a tournament to determine the inaugural CZW Wired TV Champion. After a win over Joe Gacy, he was eliminated by Adam Cole in his second round match on November 14.
  • January 30, 2010 – CZW: Rich Swann formed the “Irish Driveby” tag team with Ryan McBride, defeating the Spanish Armada (Alex Colon and LJ Cruz) in their first match together.
  • After a win over the Switchblade Conspiracy (Joe Gacy and Sami Callihan) on February 13,2010, Rich Swann and Ryan McBride were granted a shot at the CZW World Tag Team Championship on March 13, but were defeated by the Best Around (Bruce Maxwell and TJ Cannon).
  • August 7, 2010 – CZW: Rich Swann unsuccessfully challenged Drew Gulak for the CZW Wired TV Championship.
  • September 10, 2010 – CZW: Rich Swann and Ryan McBride entered a tournament to determine the new CZW World Tag Team Champions, defeating Team Macktion in their first round match. However, on November 13, they were eliminated from the tournament in the semifinals by Philly’s Most Wanted.
  • January 7, 2011 – CZW: The Irish Driveby was defeated by the Runaways (Joe Gacy and Ryan Slater) in what would turn out to be the team’s final match together.
  • After twice failing to qualify for the Best of the Best X tournament and unsuccessfully challenging Adam Cole for the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship,Rich Swann was looking to restart his CZW career, but on May 14, 2011, suffered another loss against Alex Colon.
  • After the match, Robbie Mireno, Ruckus and Chrissy Rivera entered the ring and announced they were reforming Blackout, before offering both Rich Swann and Alex Colon spots in the stable, which both accepted.  With his new partners, Swann formed a new, exciting and popular version of one of CZW’s most accomplished groups.
  • After a six-month break from CZW, during which Rich Swann supposedly represented Blackout in Japan,Swann returned to the promotion on November 12, when he, Alex Colon and Ruckus defeated Alex Payne, Joe Gacy and Ryan Slater in a six man tag team match.
  • January 14, 2012 – CZW: Rich Swann received another shot at the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship, but was unable to dethrone Sami Callihan.
  • During 2012, Rich Swann began spending more and more time in Japan, resulting in his time with Blackout being short-lived as early in the year, Alex Colon and Chrissy Rivera quit Blackout to form the new 4Loco stable.
  • After another seven-month break from CZW, Rich Swann returned to the promotion on August 11, 2012 losing to newcomer Shane Strickland in a singles match.  The two had a rematch on September 8, where Strickland was again victorious. After the match, Swann offered to shake Strickland’s hand, but then laid him out with a spin kick.
  • November 10, 2012 – CZW: Rich Swann first unsuccessfully challenged Masada for the CZW World Heavyweight Championship during an afternoon show and later in the evening, also failed to capture the CZW Wired TV Championship from AR Fox in a four-way match, which also included Lucky 13 and rival Shane Strickland.
  • Rich Swann and Shane Strickland had their third singles match against each other on December 8, 2012 at Cage of Death XIV, where Swann was able to pick up his first win over the newcomer.
  • Rich Swann received another shot at the CZW Wired TV Championship on February 9, 2013, at CZW’s fourteenth anniversary show, but was again defeated by AR Fox.

Dragon Gate system (2010–present):

  • On July 24, 2010, Rich Swann made his debut for Dragon Gate USA, defeating Scott Reed at the tapings of the Enter the Dragon 2010 pay-per-view.
  • September 11, 2010 – DGUSA: Rich Swann made his debut for Dragon Gate USA’s close affiliate, Evolve, taking part in a six-way match, which was won by Johnny Gargano.
  • Rich Swann returned to Dragon Gate USA during the September 25–26 weekend, taking part in four-way and six-way matches won by Chuck Taylor and Brodie Lee, respectively.
  • October 29, 2010 – DGUSA – Bushido: Code of the Warrior:  At Dragon Gate USA’s first live internet pay-per-view, Rich Swann was defeated in a singles match by Homicide. Following the match, Swann was approached by Austin Aries, who offered to take him under his wing as his new protégé. However, after Aries was defeated by Masato Yoshino, Swann seemingly turned down his offer. Later that same event, Swann, Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano attacked Cima and Ricochet, before announcing that they were not joining any of Dragon Gate USA’s established stables, but were instead forming a new one named “Ronin”.
  • The villainous Ronin stable wrestled their first match together at the following day’s Freedom Fight 2010 pay-per-view, defeating Austin Aries, Genki Horiguchi and Ricochet in a six-man tag team match.
  • January 28, 2011 – DGUSA – United: NYC:  Rich Swann was defeated by Austin Aries in a singles match. During that same weekend, Ronin started a rivalry with the Blood Warriors, a new villainous stable led by Cima, effectively ending Ronin’s run as villains.
  • March 1, 2011 – DGUSA: Rich Swann and the rest of the Ronin stable started their first tour of Japan with Dragon Gate USA’s parent promotion, Dragon Gate. During the tour, which lasted until March 15, Ronin worked mainly in matches against the Blood Warriors.
  • April 3, 2011 – DGUSA – Open the Ultimate Gate 2011: Austin Aries, who had just lost a match, where he had put his Dragon Gate USA career on the line, feigned passing the torch to his former rivals in Ronin, but instead ended up turning on them and joining Blood Warriors.
  • June 3, 2011 – DGUSA – Fearless 2011: Rich Swann was defeated in a singles match by Blood Warriors leader Cima, following interference from Austin Aries.  Two days later at Enter the Dragon 2011, Swann and Gargano teamed with Masato Yoshino in a six man elimination tag team match, where they defeated Blood Warriors representatives Austin Aries, Brodie Lee and Cima.
  • June 8, 2011 – DGUSA: Rich Swann, without Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano, started his second tour of Dragon Gate. During the tour, Swann aligned himself with Blood Warriors’ rival stable, Junction Three.
  • July 24, 2011 – DGUSA: Rich Swann unsuccessfully challenged Naoki Tanizaki for the Blood Warriors Authorized Open the Brave Gate Championship.
  • August 6, 2011 – DGUSA: Rich Swann and Junction Three stablemate Gamma entered the 2011 Summer Adventure Tag League, but were eliminated in their first round match by Blood Warriors representatives Naruki Doi and Yasushi Kanda.  During the tour, Swann also got to show his comedic side, first working under the ring name “Rich Ichikawa”,and then as “Swann Hansen” in a match on November 5, where he defeated Stalker Ichikawa for the Open the Owarai Gate Championship, Dragon Gate’s comedy wrestling title.
  • In mid-November, Rich Swann returned to the United States for a week to take part in Dragon Gate USA events. During the events, Swann, Chuck Taylor and Johnny Gargano began having problems with each other.
  • November 13, 2011 – DGUSA – Freedom Fight 2011: Rich Swann earned a big win, when he pinned Blood Warriors member Akira Tozawa in a tag team match, where he and Chuck Taylor faced Tozawa and BxB Hulk. Six days later, Swann returned to Japan and Dragon Gate. The tour lasted until Dragon Gate’s final event of 2011 on December 25, during which Swann and Junction Three stablemates Dragon Kid and Gamma unsuccessfully challenged Kzy, Naruki Doi and Naoki Tanizaki for the Open the Triangle Gate Championship. After the match, Tanizaki attacked Swann and stole his Open the Owarai Gate Championship belt, which was later vacated as a result.
  • Rich Swann returned to Dragon Gate in February 2012 and on February 9, took part in a fourteen man tag team match, where Blood Warriors defeated Junction Three, which, as a result, was forced to disband.
  • The following month, Rich Swann aligned himself with the new World-1 International stable to oppose Mad Blankey, the former Blood Warriors taken over and renamed by Akira Tozawa.
  • March 29, 2012 – DGUSA: Rich Swann made another short return to the United States, taking part in a Dragon Gate USA and CZW co-promoted event, which saw Ronin being defeated by Mad Blankey representatives Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk and Uhaa Nation in a three-way trios match, which also included the D.U.F. trio of Arik Cannon, Pinkie Sanchez and Sami Callihan. During the following day’s Open the Ultimate Gate 2012 pay-per-view, Chuck Taylor turned on Johnny Gargano, effectively ending Ronin.
  • March 31, 2012 – DGUSA – Mercury Rising 2012:  Rich Swann took part in a six-way “Chuck Taylor Invitational” match, which was won by El Generico. Later that same event, Swann saved Johnny Gargano from Chuck Taylor, chasing his former stablemate out of the arena.
  • April 2012 – DGUSA: Rich Swann returned to Dragon Gate for another tour, during which he again made appearances as “Swann Hansen”.
  • July 28, 2012 – DGUSA: Rich Swann defeated Chuck Taylor via disqualification in a Dragon Gate USA grudge match.  The following day at Enter the Dragon 2012, Swann and World-1 International stablemate Ricochet were defeated by AR Fox and Cima in a match for the vacant Open the United Gate Championship.
  • November 2, 2012 – DGUSA – Fearless 2012: Rich Swann pinned Chuck Taylor for the win in a six-man captain’s fall tag team match, where he teamed with ACH and Cima and Taylor with his new Gentleman’s Club stablemates Drew Gulak and Orange Cassidy. Two days later at Freedom Fight 2012, Swann defeated Taylor in a No Disqualification match.
  • February 14, 2013 – DGUSA: Rich Swann returned to Dragon Gate, teaming with Masato Yoshino in a tag team match, where they defeated Jimmy Kagetora and Jimmy Kanda.
  • March 3, 2013 – DGUSA: Rich Swann teamed with World-1 International stablemates Naruki Doi and Shachihoko Boy to defeat the Jimmyz (Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Mr. Kyu Kyu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin and Ryo “Jimmy” Saito) for the Open the Triangle Gate Championship.
  • May 10, 2013 – DGUSA: Rich Swann entered his first King of Gate tournament, but was eliminated in his first round match by Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!
  • June 1, 2013 – DGUSA: Rich Swann received a shot at the Open the Brave Gate Championship, but was defeated by the defending champion, Masato Yoshino.
  • June 5, 2013 – DGUSA:  Rich Swann, Doi and Shachihoko lost the Open the Triangle Gate Championship to M2K (Jimmy Susumu, K-Ness and Masaaki Mochizuki) in their second title defense.
  • July 28, 2013 – DGUSA – Enter the Dragon 2013: Dragon Gate USA’s fourth anniversary event, Rich Swann teamed up with his World-1 International stablemate Ricochet to unsuccessfully challenge The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) for the Open the United Gate Championship.
  • September 22, 2013 – EVOLVE 24: Rich Swann unsuccessfully challenged former Ronin stablemate Johnny Gargano for the Open the Freedom Gate Championship.

Other promotions:

  • November 6, 2009 – MCW: Rich Swann made his debut in his hometown for Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW), unsuccessfully challenging Adam Carelle, later known as Adam Cole, for the MCW Rage Television Championship.
  • November 21, 2009 – JAPW: Rich Swann made his debut for Jersey All Pro Wrestling (JAPW), facing his trainer DJ Hyde in a losing effort. Swann made his second appearance for the promotion on March 20, 2010, when he unsuccessfully challenged Bandido, Jr. for the JAPW Light Heavyweight Championship in a five-way match.
  • January 16, 2010 – RCW: Rich Swann won his first professional wrestling title, when he defeated Lince Dorado to become the inaugural Real Championship Wrestling (RCW) Cruiserweight Champion. After one successful title defense against Skull, Swann lost the title to Steve Diaz in a three-way ladder match, which also included Skull, on June 5, 2010.
  • April 24, 2010 – Chikara: Rich Swann made his debut for the Chikara promotion, when he took part in the Rey de Voladores opening round four-way match, which was won by Ophidian and also included Cheech Hernandez and Frightmare.  Swann returned to the promotion on February 19, 2011, when he unsuccessfully challenged Frightmare for the Chikara Young Lions Cup.
  • November 7, 2010 – wXw: Rich Swann made his debut for the German Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw) promotion, teaming with Bernd Föhr, Greg Excellent and Zack Sabre, Jr. in an eight man tag team match, where they were defeated by Adam Cole, Blk Jeez, Drew Gulak and Karsten Beck.
  • December 3, 2010 – FIP: Rich Swann made his debut for Full Impact Pro (FIP), when he entered the 2010 Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup and defeated Grizzly Redwood in his first round match. The following day, he defeated Jigsaw to advance to the semifinals of the tournament, where he was defeated by Sami Callihan. Swann returned to FIP on October 11, 2013, when he unsuccessfully challenged Trent Barreta for the FIP World Heavyweight Championship. The following day, Swann’s FIP Florida Heritage Championship match with Gran Akuma ended in a time limit draw.
  • October 27, 2012 – PWG:  Rich Swann made his debut for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), facing Roderick Strong in a losing effort. In his second appearance for the promotion on December 1, Swann was defeated by El Generico.
  • January 12, 2013 – PWG: Rich Swann teamed up with Ricochet for the 2013 Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament. The team, dubbed “The Inner City Machine Guns”, was eliminated in their first round match by The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson). The Inner City Machine Guns returned to take part in PWG’s All Star Weekend 9, defeating the team of AR Fox and Samuray del Sol during the first night on March 22. During the second night, they teamed with Fox in a six man tag team match, where they were defeated by Brian Cage, Kevin Steen and Michael Elgin.
  • August 9, 2013 – PWG – 10th Anniversary Event:  The Inner City Machine Guns unsuccessfully challenged The Young Bucks for the PWG World Tag Team Championship in a three-way ladder match, which also included the DojoBros (Eddie Edwards and Roderick Strong). Rich Swann returned to PWG on August 30 to take part in the 2013 Battle of Los Angeles, but was eliminated from the tournament in his first round match by Michael Elgin.
  • December 11, 2012 – DTU: Rich Swann made his Mexican debut for the Desastre Total Ultraviolento (DTU) promotion in a seven-way elimination match for the AAA World Cruiserweight Championship. Swann was the last man eliminated by Daga, who, as a result, retained his title.
  • March 22, 2013 – PWG: Rich Swann and Ricochet defeated Samuray del Sol and AR Fox.
  • March 23, 2013 – PWG: Kevin Steen, Brian Cage and Michael Elgin defeated Rich Swann, AR Fox and Ricochet.
  • March 24, 2013 - Brian Kendrick’s King Of Flight Tournament: Rich Swann defeated Matt Jackson in the 1st round. Ricochet defeated Rich Swann in the semi-finals.
  • April 5, 2013 – CZW: AR Fox defeated Rich Swann, Chiva Kid, Lucky 13, Shane Hollister and Shane Strickland in a 6-way match.
  • April 5, 2013 – EVOLVE 19: Sami Callihan defeated Rich Swann, Jigsaw and Samuray del Sol in a 4-way match.
  • April 6, 2013 – DGUSA: Rich Swann defeated Brian Kendrick.
  • April 7, 2013 – DGUSA: Johnny Gargano, Rich Swann and Ricochet defeated CIMA, Eita and Tomahawk TT.
  • April 12, 2013 – AAW: Lamar Titan defeated Rich Swann and Louis Lyndon in a 3-way #1 contender match for the heritage title.
  • April 13, 2013 – CZW: Alex Colon defeated Rich Swann and Shane Strickland in a 3-way match.
  • April 19, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Shingo Takagi, Super Shenlong and YAMATO defeated Masato Yoshino, Rich Swann and Ricochet.
  • April 20, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Don Fujii defeated Rich Swann.
  • April 21, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Rich Swann.
  • April 26, 2013 – Dragon Gate: CIMA and Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Naruki Doi and Rich Swann.
  • April 27, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Uhaa Nation and Akira Tozawa defeated Rich Swann and Masato Yoshino.
  • April 28, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Genki Horiguchi HAGeeMee and Ryo Jimmy Saito defeated Rich Swann and Syachihoko BOY.
  • April 29, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Jimmy Susumu and Ryo Jimmy Saito defeated Masato Yoshino and Rich Swann.
  • May 3, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Genki Horiguchi HAGeeMee, Jimmy Kagetora, Jimmy Susumu and Ryo Jimmy Saito defeated Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi, Rich Swann and Ricochet.
  • May 4, 2013 – Dragon Gate: CIMA, Don Fujii, Dragon Kid and Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi, Rich Swann and Ricochet.
  • May 5, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Open the Triangle Gate champions Naruki Doi, Rich Swann and Syachihoko BOY defeated Don Fuji, HUB and Masaaki Mochizuki to retain the titles.
  • May 7, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Rich Swann defeated Super Shenlong.
  • May 10, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Genki Horiguchi HAGeeMee defeated Rich Swann.
  • May 11, 2013 – Dragon Gate: CIMA, Don Fuji and Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Masato Yoshino, Rich Swann and Ricochet.
  • May 12, 2013 – Dragon Gate: BxB Hulk and Uhaa Nation defeated Rich Swann and Naruki Doi.
  • May 17, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Rich Swann and Naruki Doi defeated HUB and Kotaka.
  • May 18, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk and Uhaa Nation defeated Masato Yoshino, Rich Swann and Ricochet.
  • May 19, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Masato Yoshino and Rich Swann defeated Dragon Kid and Masaaki Mochizuki.
  • May 25, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk and Kzy defeated Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi and Rich Swann.
  • May 26, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi and Rich Swann defeated Akira Tozawa, Kzy and Uhaa Nation.
  • May 29, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Rich Swann.
  • May 30, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Rich Swann and Masato Yoshino.
  • June 1, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Open the Brave gate champion Masato Yoshino defeated Rich Swann to retain the title.
  • June 2, 2013 – Dragon Gate: CIMA, Dragon Kid and Gamma defeated Rich Swann, Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino.
  • June 5, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Jimmy Susumu, K-ness and Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Naruki Doi, Rich Swann and Syachihoko BOY to win the Open the triangle gate titles.
  • June 6, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Don Fujii and Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Rich Swann and Naruki Doi.
  • June 8, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Jimmy Kagetora, Jimmy Susumu and Ryo Jimmy Saito defeated Masato Yoshino, Naruki Doi and Rich Swann.
  • June 9, 2013 – Dragon Gate: CIMA and Gamma defeated Rich Swann and Masato Yoshino.
  • June 10, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Rich Swann defeated Cyber Kong.
  • June 15, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Naruki Doi, Rich Swann and Ricochet defeated CIMA, Dragon Kid and Kotoka.
  • June 16, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Cyber Kong and Ryotsu Shimizu defeated Naruki Doi and Rich Swann.
  • June 22, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Masaaki Mochizuki defeated Rich Swann.
  • June 23, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Rich Swann, Ricochet and Naruki Doi defeated Genki Horiguchi HAGeeMee, Jimmy Kanda and Ryo Jimmy Saito.
  • July 1, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Rich Swann defeated Kotaka.
  • July 4, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Rich Swann, Ricochet and Syachihoko BOY defeated Genki Horiguchi HAGeeMee, Jimmy Kanda and Mr. Kyu Kyu Naoki Tanizaki Toyonaka Dolphin.
  • July 7, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Jimmy Susumu and K-ness defeated Rich Swann and Masato Yoshino.
  • July 13, 2013 – Dragon Gate: CIMA and Dragon Kid defeated Rich Swann and Ricochet.
  • July 14, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Akira Tozawa, BxB Hulk and Kzy defeated Rich Swann, Ricochet and Naruki Doi.
  • July 15, 2013 – Dragon Gate: Akira Tozawa and BxB Hulk defeated Rich Swann and Ricochet.
  • July 27, 2013 – DGUSA: Johnny Gargano defeated Rich Swann.
  • July 28, 2013 – DGUSA: Open The United Gate champions The Young Bucks defeated Rich Swann and Ricochet to retain the titles.
  • August 9, 2013 – PWG: PWG tag team champions The Young Bucks defeated Rich Swann and Ricochet & Eddie Edwards and Roderick Strong in a 3-way tag team match to retain the titles.
  • August 10, 2013 – APW: Rich Swann defeated Dylan Drake.
  • August 16, 2013 – PWX: Rich Swann defeated Andrew Everett.
  • August 17, 2013 – PWX: Corey Hollis defeated Rich Swann.
  • August 30, 2013 – PWG: Michael Elgin defeated Rich Swann in the 1st round.
  • August 31, 2013 – PWG: Adam Cole and The Young Bucks defeated Rich Swann, AR Fox and Candice LeRae.
  • September 21, 2013 – EVOLVE 23: Rich Swann and Ricochet defeated Johnny Gargano and Trent Baretta.
  • September 22, 2013 – EVOLVE 24: Open the Freedom Gate champion Johnny Gargano defeated Rich Swann to retain the title.
  • September 29, 2013 – Ring Warriors TV: Rich Swann defeated Michael Patrick.
  • October 6, 2013 – NWA FUW: Rich Swann defeated Angel Santos and Jesus De Leon in a 3-way match.
  • October 11, 2013 – FIP: FIP heavyweight champion Trent Baretta defeated Rich Swann to retain the title.
  • October 12, 2013 – FIP: Rich Swann vs FIP Florida Heritage champion Gran Akuma ended in a time limit draw.
  • October 18, 2013 – PWX: Cedric Alexander defeated Rich Swann.
  • October 19, 2013 – PWG: Chuck Taylor and Trent Baretta defeated Rich Swann and AR Fox.
  • October 26, 2013 – APW: Timothy Thatcher defeated Rich Swann.
  • November 1, 2013 – NWA FUW: Rich Swann won a six-way match for the NWA FUW Flash Championship.
  • November 2, 2013 – NWA FUW: Rich Swann and AR Fox defeated Jay Cruz and Jay Rios.
  • November 3, 2013 – NWA FUW: Jay Cruz, Jay Rios and Lince Dorado defeated Rich Swann, Angel Santos and AR Fox.
  • November 16, 2013 – DGUSA: Ricochet defeated Rich Swann.
  • November 17, 2013 – DGUSA: Rich Swann defeated Trent Baretta.
  • November 22, 2013 – PWX: Adam Page and Corey Hollis defeated Rich Swann and Andrew Everett.
  • November 23, 2013 – PWX: Rich Swann defeated Chris Hero and Tony Nese in a 3-way match to become #1 contender at the heavyweight title.
  • November 29, 2013 – NWA FUW: NWA FUW Flash champion Rich Swann defeated Eddie Taurus, Lince Dorado and Santos in  4-way match to retain the title.
  • December 6, 2013 – FIP: Rich Swann vs. Roderick Strong ended in a no contest. Rich Swann and Roderick Strong defeated The Bravado Brothers to win the tag team titles.
  • December 7, 2013 – FIP: FIP tag team champions Rich Swann and Roderick Strong defeated Andrew Everett and Caleb Konley to retain the titles.
  • December 20, 2013 – PWG: Kevin Steen and The Young Bucks defeated Rich Swann, Ricochet and AR Fox.
  • December 21, 2013 – PWG: Eddie Edwards and Roderick Strong defeated Rich Swann and AR Fox.
  • January 10, 2014 – EVOLVE 25: The Young Bucks and Rich Swann defeated The Bravado Brothers and Johnny Gargano.
  • January 11, 2014 – EVOLVE 26: The Young Bucks defeated Rich Swann and Chuck Taylor.
  • January 12, 2014 – EVOLVE 27: Rich Swann defeated Jon Davis.
  • January 17, 2014 – PWX: Rich Swann defeated Kyle O’Reilly to become #1 contender at the heavyweight title.
  • January 18, 2014 – PWX: PWX heavyweight champion Caleb Konley defeated Rich Swann to retain the title.
  • January 19, 2014 – PWX: Davey Richards defeated Rich Swann.
  • January 25, 2014 – NWA FUW: Rich Swann, Romeo Razel and Angel Santos defeated Eddie Rios, Jay Cruz and Lince Dorado.
  • January 31, 2014 – PWG: Rich Swann and Ricochet defeated AR Fox and ACH in the 1st round. Rich Swann and Ricochet defeated Brian Cage and Michael Elgin in the semi-finals. Chuck Taylor and Trent Baretta defeated Rich Swann and Ricochet to win the tournament.
  • February 1, 2014 – DREAMWAVE: Arik Corbin and Darin Corbin defeated Rich Swann and Lince Dorado.