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HUGE AEW Champion and former WWE Superstar arrested in Orlando

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In a shocking turn of events, Cash Wheeler, one-half of the reigning AEW World Tag Team Champions, FTR, has been arrested in Orlando.

This news comes as a significant blow to the wrestling community, especially considering the team’s upcoming high-profile match at Wembley Stadium.

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The Arrest Details

Cash Wheeler, whose real name is Daniel Wheeler, was taken into custody by the Orlando Police Department on a Friday morning according to a new report from the Orlando Sentinel.

The charges against him are severe, as he faces accusations of aggravated assault with a firearm. The specifics surrounding the incident that led to his arrest remain undisclosed, leaving fans and the wrestling community in suspense.

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AEW: Their Response

AEW, the wrestling promotion where Wheeler has gained significant fame, has acknowledged the situation. They released a statement to the Orlando Sentinel, stating, “AEW has been made aware of the charge, and we are closely monitoring the situation. Wheeler is fully cooperating with local authorities.”

The wrestling world awaits further updates, and it remains to be seen how AEW will handle this unexpected and unfortunate situation.

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The Impact on AEW and Future Matches

This arrest couldn’t have come at a worse time for both Wheeler and AEW. FTR, the team comprising Cash Wheeler and his partner, is set to face the Young Bucks in a much-anticipated match at Wembley Stadium.

The outcome of this legal situation might have significant implications for this bout and other future engagements.

Interestingly, despite the current circumstances, it’s noted that FTR and The Young Bucks maintain a professional relationship.

Moreover, Cash Wheeler’s close ties with other AEW talents, like CM Punk, add another layer of complexity to the situation. As of now, no official statements have been made by any of the parties directly involved.

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Jake Skudder
Jake is an SEO-minded Combat Sports, Gaming and Pro Wrestling writer and successful Editor in Chief. He has more than ten years of experience covering mixed martial arts, pro wrestling and gaming across a number of publications, starting at SEScoops in 2012 under the name Jake Jeremy.