Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wrestler Jerry Lawler Accused of Assault in Mississippi

Posted By on Sat, Jun 23, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Back in his glory days , Jerry "The King" Lawler came up with a lot of moves that were, shall we say, less than legal. He used to hide brass knuckles in his tights and surprise his opponents, causing the audience to boo or cheer, given the circumstances. Sometimes, he'd even throw fire. Such is wrestling.

Now, he's in in trouble for throwing punches. An affidavit was filed late last week claiming that Lawler punched wrestling manager Sal "The Big Cheese" Corrente three times on June 15th.

Keep in mind though that this alleged assault happened at a wrestling event in Tunica. According to the complainant, Lawler (who was not scheduled to make an appearance) punched Corrente when he was on his way to the locker room. There was another fracas later in the parking lot afterwards.

According to Rasslin' Riot News (and if you can't believe them, then something's just wrong in this world), Lawler was under the impression that Corrente had hit a fan. During the alleged assault, he yelled, "You stupid mother f***er, don’t you ever hit a fan!"

Now the legal s**t may be hitting the fan, but Lawler isn't concerned about the charges, saying that being punched is a part of the business.

Lawler cannot be served until he makes another appearance in Mississippi. The trial is scheduled for August 1, but only if Lawler gets served on time.

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