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Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Jerry Lawler and Lauryn McBride

In a report published on, it was noted today that all charges have been dropped against WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler and his fiancee, Lauryn McBride.

On Friday morning, the pair appeared in court following their arrest in June over domestic assault charges.  Lawler contended that McBride had scratched him and kicked him in the groin in an intoxicated state, then grabbed a gun and threatened to kill herself.  McBride contended that Lawler held her against a counter, then hit her in the head and pushed her against the stove before grabbing a gun and telling her to kill herself.  Officers could not determine a primary aggressor, so both were arrested.

Lawler’s attorney, Ted Hansom, spoke to media following the hearing.  He called the incident “a big misunderstanding and won’t happen again. We are happy with the outcome.”

WWE suspended Lawler indefinitely in light of the incident based on their “zero tolerance” policy on domestic violence, but there is no word if he will be returning to work now that the charges have been dropped.

About Bill Wentz (1559 Articles)'s Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at

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