Jerry “The King” Lawler and his 27-year-old fiancée were taken into custody early Friday morning after a domestic dispute. The 66-year-old Wrestling icon and Lauryn McBride, 27, are both facing assault charges.

No tolerance for domestic violence.

In addition to his arrest, Lawler has been suspended from World Wrestling Entertainment. According to an official company statement, the WWE does not put up with domestic violence incidents.

Police went to Lawler’s home in East Memphis.

When officers arrived, McBride told them there was a verbal argument between her and Lawler that turned violent. The wrestler cornered her in the kitchen, hit her on the left side of her head, and shoved her against the stove. Shortly thereafter, Lawler then went upstairs, grabbed a gun, and placed it on the kitchen counter. Threateningly, he told her to “go ahead and kill herself.”

Lawler said he was the victim

When police interviewed Lawler, they were told the altercation centered around McBride lying about her whereabouts earlier that day.

The wrestler said his wife-to-be scratched him in the face, nearly hit him with a candle, and kicked his groin area.

Different sides of the story

Lawler’s story about the gun was also different from his girlfriend’s explanation. The WWE star said McBride was the one who got the handgun from the garage and placed it on the counter.

Lawler accused his fiancée of being drunk and starting the fight. Lawler told police he was trying to keep her from leaving the home.

“Sometimes when she overdrinks, we get into a little bit of a shouting match,” he told WMC-TV in a phone interview. “She was threatening to kill herself.”

Previous arrest

Lawler was arrested in 1999 when he was running for Memphis mayor.

While at the Memphis International Airport, a parking attendant accused the wrestler of running over his foot after an argument over a ticket. While Lawler denied he caused the foot injury, he pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and paid a $25 fine.

Long-spanning career

Lawler has been involved in the wrestling and entertainment industry for several decades. The Hall of Famer wrestled in several territories and won 168 championships since the beginning of his career in the early 1970s.

Famous feud

Lawler’s most infamous rivalry was with comedian Andy Kaufman in the 1980s. Trying to launch a side career in professional wrestling, Kaufman picked a fight with Lawler on a 1982 episode of “Late Night with David Letterman.” The long-standing feud later turned out to be a publicity stunt as the pair were actually good friends.

WWE Years

Jerry “The King” Lawler first joined World Wrestling Entertainment in 1992. In 2007, he was inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame and worked as a commentator for several of the company’s shows, including Smackdown and pay-per-view events.

Lawler’s future career still unclear

There is still a possibility that the charges against the semi-retired wrestler will be dropped. Per WWE’s policy, only superstars who are actually convicted are let go. Last month another WWE talent, Adam Rose, was released after being charged with domestic violence. The charges against him were ultimately dismissed, yet Rose asked the company to terminate his contract, nonetheless.

Fans think it is the end

While there is a chance Lawler will be back in the announcer chair, many fans see the incident as a black eye on the WWE.

Widespread speculation suggests this is the end of the star’s career.

Who started it?

As Shelby County authorities were unable to figure out exactly who was the main aggressor, both Jerry Lawler and Lauryn McBride were arrested around 1 a.m. They have been charged with domestic assault and are expected in court on Monday.

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