Cash Wheeler has been arrested. The AEW Star Charged With Aggravated Assault With A Firearm
In a surprising turn of events, professional wrestler Cash Wheeler, known by his real name Daniel Wheeler, was arrested on Friday morning by the Orlando Police Department. The arrest follows allegations of aggravated assault with a firearm, marking a potentially severe legal challenge for the renowned wrestler. The incident has sent shockwaves through the wrestling community and raises questions about its potential impact on his career and upcoming events.
According to Jay Reddick of the Orlando Sentinel, Cash Wheeler has been charged with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. This serious accusation has led to his booking into Circuit Court, as recorded by the Orange County Corrections Department. Notably, Wheeler’s bail has been set at $2500.
Details surrounding the arrest reveal that a warrant for Wheeler’s apprehension was filed on July 28. Subsequently, he entered a plea of not guilty through his legal representation on August 3. This legal response suggests that Wheeler intends to vigorously contest the charges levied against him.
The wrestling world, particularly the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) promotion, has been closely following the developments surrounding Wheeler’s arrest. AEW, in an official statement provided to the Orlando Sentinel, stated that they are aware of the charge and are closely monitoring the situation. The promotion also affirmed that Cash Wheeler is fully cooperating with local authorities.
The gravity of the situation is emphasized by the potential legal consequences of a conviction for aggravated assault with a firearm in Florida. This offense is classified as a third-degree felony and could result in a prison sentence of up to five years. In addition, a hefty fine of up to $5,000 might also be imposed. The looming legal battle puts both Wheeler’s personal freedom and professional career at stake.
Wheeler’s arrest holds broader implications within the wrestling community. He forms one-half of the reigning AEW World Tag Team Champions, alongside Dax Harwood, as part of the popular tag team duo FTR (Fear The Revolt). Their success has earned them a dedicated fan base and significant recognition within AEW. Notably, they were set to participate in a headline match at AEW All In, scheduled for Sunday, August 27, where they were to defend their titles against The Young Bucks.
The uncertainty surrounding Wheeler’s legal situation casts a shadow over the much-anticipated match. AEW fans and wrestling enthusiasts are left wondering whether the scheduled event, which was set to take place at Wembley Stadium in London, England, will proceed as planned. The outcome of Wheeler’s legal proceedings will likely play a pivotal role in determining whether he can participate in the match.
As the legal process unfolds, both Cash Wheeler and the AEW promotion find themselves in a challenging position. Wheeler’s arrest and subsequent legal battle not only have personal implications for him but also impact his tag team partner, Dax Harwood, and the larger wrestling community. The situation serves as a reminder of the complex interplay between professional careers and personal responsibilities, highlighting the potential consequences of actions both inside and outside the ring.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more news becomes available.