AEW star Cash Wheeler has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm after pleading not guilty
- An arrest warrant for Wheeler was filed in Florida on June 28
- The AEW tag team champion pleaded not guilty to the charges on Aug. 3
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All-elite wrestling star Cash Wheeler was arrested in Orlando Friday morning and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.
The 36-year-old, real name Daniel Wheeler, was charged in county court with aggravated assault with a firearm. Orange County Records show. The charge in question is a third-degree felony in the state of Florida.
An arrest warrant was filed as early as June 28, with Wheeler pleading not guilty through his attorney on August 3 before finally being arrested Friday morning.
Wheeler appeared in court Friday afternoon, where prosecutors said the arrest appeared to result from “a traffic incident.”
Police documents show a man said he was driving when he saw a Jeep Gladiator “weaving in and out of traffic” and honking its horn TMZ.
All-elite wrestling star Cash Wheeler was arrested in Orlando on Friday morning
Wheeler, one-half of AEW Tag Team Champion FTR with partner Dax Harwood (left), was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm
The man reportedly said he pulled into the far right lane to avoid the jeep, but its driver squeezed onto the shoulder and pulled out a black semi-automatic pistol, which he aimed at him with a “strong look.”
Wheeler, who spent six years in WWE before leaving the organization in 2020, is one-half of the current AEW Tag Team Champion “FTR” along with partner Dax Harwood.
As of today, FTR is currently scheduled to fight the Young Bucks – their longtime tag team rivals – at the AEW All-In at Wembley Stadium in London on August 27th.
The event is believed to have already sold a staggering 80,000 tickets in what will be considered one of the largest attendances in pro wrestling history.
In a statement to the Orlando SentinelThe promotion said, “AEW has been informed of the charges and we are closely monitoring the situation.” [Wheeler] fully cooperates with the local authorities.’
Dailymail.com has reached out to Wheeler’s lawyer for comment.
Wheeler began his wrestling career on the independent circuit under the ring name Steven Walters, appearing along with a number of other promotions for NWA Anarchy before signing with WWE in 2014.
There he adopted the alias Dash Wilder, a name given to him by wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes.
Wheeler won the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships while with the company before he and Harwood, who went by the name Scott Dawson, were released from their contracts in April 2020.
It was later revealed that FTR turned down a big offer to stay in WWE and join AEW after being pulled from a series of Main Squad events.