WWE's Jerry Lawler charged with domestic assault

Yolanda Jones, The Commercial Appeal
10:47 p.m. EDT June 17, 2016

Memphis wrestling icon Jerry “The King” Lawler and his fiancee were arrested on domestic violence charges.

Lawler, 66, and Lauryn McBride, 27, have been charged with domestic assault after an incident Thursday night at Lawler’s East Memphis home.

Police said they responded to a 911 hangup call at a home in the 400 block of St. Nick Drive.

According to an arrest affidavit, when police arrived McBride told officers that she and Lawler, who she has lived with for five years, got into an argument that turned violent.

McBride alleged that Lawler held her against the kitchen counter and then hit her on the left side of her head and pushed her against the stove, according to the affidavit.

She alleged that Lawler went upstairs and retrieved an unloaded pistol that he put on the kitchen counter and told her to “go ahead and kill yourself.”

Lawler told police that he and McBride argued over her lying about where she had been. He told officers that the argument turned violent when McBride allegedly scratched him on his face, threw a candle at him and kicked…

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