Police in Tennessee say wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler and his girlfriend have been arrested on charges of domestic violence.
Officers arrested Lawler, who’s 66, and 27-year-old Lauryn McBride after responding to a call at Lawler’s home Thursday night in East Memphis. Following the arrest, WWE suspended the Hall of Famer idefinitely.
Here’s the full statement:
“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.”