Wrestler Jerry Lawler, girlfriend arrested in Memphis


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler and his girlfriend have been arrested on charges of domestic violence.

Lawler is 66 years old and McBride is 27.

The couple is charged with domestic assault and bodily harm.

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.

She also alleges that Lawler produced a pistol - placing it on the kitchen counter and telling her to kill herself.

Lawler said he came back from a wrestling event ironically labeled, "A Night in the Slammer" to find his fiancée drunk following a party where she and her friends watched Game 6 of the NBA Finals. "I was not going to let her leave in the auto, because she was not in any condition to drive".

He also claims McBridge kicked him in the groin and scratched his face.

They were taken to the Regional Medical Center before they were booked in jail early Friday morning.

Nobody was hit and nobody was hurt.



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