Last month, WWE Hall of Famer and announcer Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler and his longtime girlfriend, Lauryn McBride, were arrested on domestic assault charges following an incident in East Memphis that reportedly involved an unloaded pistol. It was scary, and led to Lawler’s indefinite suspension from WWE. According to a report from The Commercial Appeal, charges against both Lawler and McBride have been dismissed.
From the report:
Ted Hansom, Lawler’s attorney said it was “a big misunderstanding and won’t happen again. We are happy with the outcome.”
Lawler said they argued over her lying about where she had been, the affidavit states. She was intoxicated, and he tried to prevent her from leaving in her car, he said. She scratched the right side of his face, threw a candle at him and kicked him the groin, he said according to the affidavit. Lawler contended that she got the gun from the garage and had threatened to kill herself.
Both were arrested when officers could not determine a primary aggressor.
The charges will be expunged from their records
No word on whether or not this will affect Lawler’s suspension from WWE. Recently he’s been replaced on Smackdown color commentary by David Otunga. We’ll keep you updated on any formal statements from Lawler or WWE regarding the incident.