WWE announcer Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely from WWE after he and his fiancee Lauryn McBride were arrested on domestic violence charges in Memphis earlier this morning.
The couple reportedly got into an argument that turned violent and involved a gun, according toWFSB.com. McBride told police that Lawler held her against the kitchen counter, hit her in the head, pushed her against a stove, then put a gun on the kitchen counter and told her to kill herself.
Lawler’s version of the story differs from McBride’s. Lawler said McBride scratched him in the face, threw a candle at him and kicked him in the groin. He also claimed she was drunk and threatening to kill herself.
Both were arrested when police were unable to determine who started the problems.
WWE issued the following statement:
Jerry Lawler arrested, suspended
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jerry Lawler was arrested at his home Friday morning by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in Memphis, Tenn.
According to a police report, Lawler and his girlfriend, Lauryn McBride, were taken into custody and booked on alleged charges of domestic assault—bodily harm, a misdemeanor.
WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.