All Elite Wrestling champ Cash Wheeler arrested on assault charge

Daniel Wheeler, a tag-team champion in All Elite Wrestling, was arrested Friday morning by the Orlando Police Department and charged with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. He was booked in Orange County Jail, according to county records.

Wheeler, 36, better known in wrestling circles as Cash Wheeler, is a member of the tag team FTR with Dax Harwood. They hold the AEW tag-team championship.

Wheeler appeared in court Friday afternoon, where it was revealed that the arrest stemmed from a “road-rage-type incident” where Wheeler did not know the alleged victim. Bail was set at $2,500, and Wheeler is forbidden from possessing a firearm or having contact with the alleged victims until the case is decided.

According to court records, Wheeler’s alleged offense was committed on July 27 and a warrant was issued July 28 for his arrest. On Aug. 3, his attorneys issued a written plea of not guilty, and his appearance at a pretrial conference was waived on that day. His arrest affidavit was filed Aug. 18.

AEW issued a statement to the Sentinel, which reads: “AEW has been made aware of the charge, and we are closely monitoring the situation. (Wheeler) is fully cooperating with local authorities.”

AEW is generally considered the No. 2 wrestling promotion in the U.S. behind WWE; Wheeler is scheduled to wrestle Aug. 27 in London on a show expected to draw 80,000 fans.

Wheeler is an 18-year veteran wrestler who spent six years in the WWE system, including time in Orlando-based NXT, before joining AEW in 2020.

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