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Mr. Standing 450: Rich Swann's journey from Rosedale to the WWE

Mr. Standing 450: Rich Swann's journey from Rosedale to the WWE

Rich Swann's first memory of pro wrestling is a vivid one: He was 5 years old and watching "Power Rangers" when his older brother came home from basketball and turned the TV to "Monday Night Raw," the flagship program of the WWE—then WWF.

"There's Bret Hart with the jacket, the awesome pink lights, the epic music, he gives his sunglasses to the kid," Swann, who grew up in Rosedale's Park East Apartments, recalls wistfully. "I was mesmerized."

These days, the 26-year-old mesmerizes audiences of his own on "Raw" and the WWE Network's newest show, "205 Live." He's billed as "The Outlandish"...

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