WWE Lifts Suspension on Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler After Domestic Assault Charges Dropped
WWE has officially lifted the suspension on Smackdown announcer and Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, after the domestic assault charges filed against him were dropped.
The charges were dismissed in a Memphis, TN, courtroom on Friday, and WWE was quick to act once word got out. A brief statement from WWE read, “Jerry Lawler’s legal matter has been resolved and his suspension has been lifted, effective immediately.”
Of course, the incident was a bit murky from the start, as 66-year-old Lawler and his 27-year-old fiancee, Lauryn McBride, were both arrested after police were called to the scene of an allegedly violent altercation between the two at their home in West Memphis. However, police couldn’t determine who was the aggressor, so both got hauled in. Granted, it’s a lot more complicated than that, according to the report by the Wrestling Observer, as Lawler allegedly got physical when McBride lied about her whereabouts, prompting a struggle that left both parties with injuries. It’s actually pretty disturbing stuff, and casts a different light on this entire situation overall. But I guess neither party plans on pressing the issue.
According to The King’s attorney, Ted Hansom, the event “was a big misunderstanding and won’t happen again. We are happy with the outcome.”
That said, it’s not exactly a return to bliss for these two, as the judge ordered both parties to stay the hell away from each other. Sounds like a smart move.
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