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July 1, 2016

Jerry Lawler Domestic Assault Case Update, Charges Dismissed, Suspension Lifted

Domestic assault charges against Jerry "The King" Lawler and his fiancee, Lauryn McBride, were dropped Friday, reports The Commercial Appeal in Memphis.

Lawler's attorney Ted Hansom said it was "a big misunderstanding and won't happen again. We are happy with the outcome."

Lawler, 66, and McBride, 27, were arrested in Memphis on June 17 after they both accused each other of domestic violence.

In the incident at Lawler's home, McBride claimed Lawler held her against a kitchen counter during a argument. She said he hit her in the front left side of her head and pushed her against a stove. Then he retrieved an unloaded pistol, placed it on the counter and said, "Go ahead and kill yourself."

According to the affidavit, Lawler said they argued over McBride lying about where she had been. He said she was intoxicated and tried to prevent her from leaving in her car. She then scratched the right side of his face, threw a candle at him and kicked him the groin. Lawler alleged that she got the gun from the garage and threatened to kill herself.

Both were arrested when officers could not determine who was the primary aggressor. Lawler was suspended indefinitely by WWE following the arrest. Today, WWE issued the following statement:

"Jerry Lawler's legal matter has been resolved and his suspension has been lifted, effective immediately."

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