Jerry The King Lawler Arrested and Suspended from WWE for Domestic Violence Charges | Smark Out Moment
On Friday, June 17, 2016, WWE suspended Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler indefinitely after he was arrested for domestic violence.

Their official statement on WWE.com simply reads as follows:

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.

My reaction: Just as I had said for Adam Rose in a similar situation, I'm on WWE's side 100% with this. They don't need the bad publicity and it's not something to mess around with. I wouldn't be shocked to hear that he gets released soon, just as Adam Rose did. (Update: The more information that comes out with this, the more I tend to believe that Lawler didn't necessarily do anything wrong. It seems like his girlfriend has a drinking problem and he was arrested just because it was the safest call to make on behalf of the police, as they wouldn't know the full scope of the situation. If that ends up being the case, then Lawler will be fine. If it comes out that he started the fight or anything like that, he'll end up suffering consequences.)

UPDATE: As of July 1st, his suspension has been lifted.

Click here for the full list of people who have been suspended from WWE this year.

What do you think of this suspension?
Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below!

WWE wellness policy violations and suspensions
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: ANTHONY MANGO

Tony Mango is the head writer, host of Smack Talk, and founder/CEO/director of operations for Smark Out Moment as well as all branches under A Mango Tree including Fanboys Anonymous. He is a writer, creative director/consultant, media manager and entertainer. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

0 comments:

Current EVENTS

Watch Roadblock 2016 PPV Live Results

WWE Roadblock 2016 PPV Predictions and Results

2016 WWE End of Year Awards

Vote on the Best & Worst of WWE and Smark Out Moment for 2016 here!

WANT TO WRITE FOR US?

If you would like to join the Smark Out Moment writing team, please send an email via the contact form.

Follow Us





Subscribe to Smack Talk on iTunes and Stitcher

FOLLOW AMT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

SUPPORT SMARK OUT MOMENT

JOIN THE TEAM

Follow by Email

SMARK MY WORDS