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Domestic assault charges dropped against Jerry Lawler, WWE lifts suspension

Jerry Lawler

Jerry Lawler's holiday weekend got off to a good start Friday as domestic assault charges against he and his fiancee were dismissed in a Memphis, TN, courtroom. Later on in the day, his suspension from WWE was lifted, effective immediately according to Pro Wrestling Sheet.

The 66-year-old Lawler and 27-year-old Lauryn McBride were arrested several weeks ago after police came to their West Memphis, TN, home after a violent altercation between the two. Police arrested both of them as they couldn't determine who was the primary aggressor. The charges will be removed from their records.

WWE released the following: "Jerry Lawler's legal matter has been resolved and his suspension has been lifted, effective immediately."

Lawler attorney Ted Hansom said the incident "was a big misunderstanding and won't happen again. We are happy with the outcome."

The two had an argument when Lawler returned home that night after a wrestling show in Memphis and claimed that she had lied about her whereabouts and been drinking with friends while watching the NBA playoffs. McBride attempted to call 911 but apparently hung up the phone before betting an operator, but police traced the call and came to the home.

McBride told officers Lawler held her against the kitchen counter and hit her on the left side of the head, and then pushed her against the stove, and went upstairs and got a pistol and told her to "go ahead and kill yourself."

Lawler said McBride scratched him in the face, threw a candle at him and kicked him in the groin.  He said she was the one who brought the pistol into the kitchen after getting it from the garage and she was trying to leave and drive away, but he stopped her from driving because she was intoxicated.

After the two were released following a hearing, a judge ordered them to stay away from each other.