As noted this morning, domestic assault charges against Jerry Lawler and his fiancee, Lauryn McBride, were dismissed this morning. I contacted WWE, and they stated that Lawler's suspension has been dropped.
The Commercial Appeal reported that Lawler's attorney commented on the case and called the incident "a big misunderstanding and won't happen again," and added that they were happy with the outcome.
WWE has suspended Lawler, 66, after he and McBride, 27, were arrested following and charged with domestic assault following an incident on June 17th. Lawler had returned home from a wrestling event which was "ironically [titled] A Night At The Slammer." Lawler told WMC Action News 5 shortly after the arrest that McBride had returned home a little later intoxicated from a friend's house after watching Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
"We got into a little bit of a shouting match and then she wanted to leave," Lawler said. "I was not going to let her leave in the car, because she was just not in any condition to drive. She got more and more upset, she called 9-1-1 and scratched my face in the process. The police came in and said that this was a domestic dispute and that they were 'going to have to take both of you guys downtown'.
"It's just an unfortunate situation. Nobody was hit and nobody was hurt. It's just something that happened as a result of drinking too much," Lawler said.
Lawler denied reports that he hit McBride in the head and pushed her against the stove. Lawler confirmed that he had an unloaded gun and McBride was threatening to kill herself. He said that she got the gun and threw it to him. He said that he might have put the gun on the counter, but he didn't tell her to kill herself.
He said that he only has issues with McBride when she drinks, and said that she had an incident last week while she was intoxicated at the CMA Awards and got into a fist fight with her aunt.
"It's an unfortunate situation as a result of somebody drinking too much. I'm saddened by it and hope we can get past this," Lawler said.