Pro wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler was arrested Thursday night following a domestic dispute with his fiancé Lauryn McBride. Both parties were taken into custody with each claiming to be the victim in the scenario. Lawyer, 66, said that McBride “scratched his face and kicked him in the groin” while McBride, 27, says that Lawler “hit her on the head and pushed her against a stove.” She also doubled down on her claims, alleging that Lawler “got an unloaded pistol, put it on the kitchen counter and told her to kill herself.” The King went on to counter that accusation.
For their part, WWE wasted no time in suspending Lawler indefinitely, issuing a formal statement to the media.
“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest”
Jerry Lawler was already known on the independent wrestling circuit when he began in the 1970s but became a household name when he feuded with actor/comedian Andy Kaufman during the 1980s. In the 1990s, Lawler transitioned over to being a ring announcer for the WWE, a role he has maintained up until this point.