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AEW talent reportedly had NO IDEA that star was ARRESTED

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In a shocking turn of events, the wrestling community was taken aback by the recent arrest of FTR’s Cash Wheeler. The All Elite Wrestling (AEW) star found himself in legal trouble after an incident that transpired on July 27th.

But what’s even more surprising is that many within AEW were reportedly unaware of the situation until it made headlines.

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The Incident That Led to Wheeler’s Arrest

Cash Wheeler, whose real name is Daniel Marshall Wheeler, was arrested on a Friday morning. The charge? One count of aggravated assault with a firearm.

This stems from an incident where Wheeler allegedly brandished a firearm at another individual during what has been described as a “road rage” incident.

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AEW: Reaction to the News

The news of Wheeler’s arrest sent shockwaves throughout the wrestling community. However, it wasn’t just fans who were caught off guard.

According to a new report from Fightful Select, many members of AEW’s management and roster were equally surprised. They reportedly had no prior knowledge of the incident and only learned about it when it began trending online: “Talent that we’ve spoken to in AEW did not know about the Cash Wheeler situation until word emerged online.”

There’s been speculation about who within the AEW hierarchy might have been privy to this information. As of now, there’s no confirmation on whether key figures like Tony Khan, CM Punk, or Dax Harwood had any inkling about the situation. Some insiders believe that Khan, in particular, was taken by surprise and had no prior knowledge of the arrest.

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AEW: Official Statement

In light of the unfolding situation, AEW issued an official statement.

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

This suggests that while the organization is concerned, they are also ensuring that due process is followed and are awaiting further details.

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