WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler behind bars this morning after being arrested for domestic violence, according to WFSB.com.
Lawler, 66, and his fiancée Lauryn McGride, 27, allegedly got into an argument that turned violent and involved a gun. McBride tells Memphis police that Lawler held her against the kitchen counter, hit her in the head, pushed her against the stove, put a gun on the kitchen counter, and told her to “go ahead and kill yourself.”
Lawler told police the argument started when McBride lied about where she’d been. He claims McBride scratched him in the face, threw a candle at him, and kicked him in the groin. Lawler claims she was drunk and was threatening to kill herself.
Police officers were unable to determine who started the altercation, so both were arrested. They were both booked into the Shelby County Jail around 1am Friday. Lawler was previously arrested in 1999 for throwing a ticket at a Memphis police officer and running over his foot.