WWE ring announcer Jerry 'The King' Lawler has been suspended from the organisation following an arrest for a domestic assault.
Lawler and his 27 year old fiancee Lauryn McBride, were arrested on this morning and are facing domestic assault charges.
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The two were involved in a violent confrontation at Lawler's house that reportedly involved a pistol. McBride claims Lawler struck her in the head and pushed her against a stove while Lawler claims McBride scratched him in the face, threw a candle at him and kicked him in the groin.
McBride also alleged that Lawler got an unloaded pistol, put it on the kitchen counter and told her to kill herself. Lawler meanwhile, says that McBride was intoxicated and claims McBride is the one who brought the pistol into the kitchen.
The WWE responded immediately after the arrest by suspending Lawler and releasing the following statement.
“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.”
The WWE have proven in the past year that they have zero tolerance when it comes to one of their employees misbehaving. Most notably last year when Hulk Hogan was fired and removed from the Hall of Fame following the release of tape recordings of him using racial slurs.