Cash Wheeler arrested for aggravated assault with firearm, AEW comments


The Orlando Sentinel reports that Daniel Wheeler — who wrestling fans know as Cash Wheeler, one half of current AEW Tag Team champions FTR — was arrested this morning (Fri., Aug. 18) by Orlando police.

Orange County records show he was booked in Circuit Court on one charge of aggravated assault with a firearm. No other details about the arrest or the count filed against Wheeler are available as of this writing.

While obviously not the important aspect of the situation, the business ramifications of the arrest for Wheeler’s employers could be significant. With his long-time tag partner Dax Harwood, the 36 year old Wheeler is scheduled to defend FTR’s titles against The Young Bucks on Sun., Aug. 27 in Wembley Stadium at All In before one of the biggest crowds in pro wrestling history.

AEW issued the following statement to the Sentinel:

“AEW has been made aware of the charge, and we are closely monitoring the situation. (Wheeler) is fully cooperating with local authorities.”

More as we have it.

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