WREG-TV out of Memphis, Tennessee is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler and his fiance Lauryn McBride were both arrested early Friday morning on charges of domestic assault. Both Lawler and McBride were booked into the Shelby County Jail at 1:00 a.m. on Friday morning after getting into a domestic dispute at Lawler’s home in East Memphis.

Both have made claims that the other assaulted them. McBride claims that Lawler hit her in the head and pushed her into a stove, then brought out an unloaded pistol and told her to kill herself. Lawler’s claim is that McBride was intoxicated, scratched his face, threw a candle at him, kicked him in the groin and had brought out the pistol into the kitchen.

With his arrest, WWE immediately issued a statement to WREG-TV, announcing that due to their company policy on domestic violence cases, they would be indefinitely suspending Lawler.

“WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.”

Lawler and McBride remain inside the Shelby County Jail in Memphis as of this writing.



  1. so now how is the WWE going to eliminate thousands of hours of Lawler commentary from it’s archives… someone is going to have a boring job.

  2. Has there been an occurrence recently with Stone Cold, or are you referring to years back with Debra? There is no absolutely call for domestic violence ever, but there was also no spotlight and resulting suspensions back then like there is now.

  3. Nor with racist comments either. Throughout the 80’s and most of the 90’s, racist storylines and/or commentators were rampant, now they have done a 180 because of what you are saying about spotlight and suspensions. But it’s still interesting about the difference between domestic voilence and racism. In the “new” WWE it seems worse to make racist comments that to beat your spouse.

  4. It’s a matter of evidence, Lawler has been suspended pending further investigation of the incident, Hogan was fired because there was clear evidence already available.

  5. True, but I’d say Vince was worse than Hogan, but Vince got away with it in the 80’s. He can’t fire himself.

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