Cash Wheeler “Doesn’t Look Like He’s Going To Be Punished”

Cash Wheeler

Cash Wheeler might escape punishment from AEW after his run-in with the law.

It was reported on August 18th that Cash Wheeler (real name Daniel Wheeler) had been arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm. The alleged incident took place on July 27th.

According to a police report, Wheeler’s alleged victim claims that the star was “pointing a black semi-automatic handgun out of the driver’s window at him with a strong stare.” The alleged victim stated that he “feared for his life.”

According to court documents, Wheeler entered a plea of not guilty on August 3rd. In the not guilty plea, it was also revealed that he is requesting a jury trial. A portion of the plea reads:

“The undersigned attorney of The Umansky Law Firm, files this Notice of Appearance on behalf of the Defendant in the above-styled cause. The Defendant, by and through the undersigned attorney, hereby waives appearance for purposes of Arraignment and enters a plea of Not Guilty to the charges filed in this cause. The Defendant hereby requests a Jury Trial on the said charges and requests a copy of the Information filed against the Defendant.”

Will Cash Wheeler be punished by AEW?

Dave Meltzer was asked on Wrestling Observer Radio if Wheeler could be suspended by AEW but Meltzer thinks the star will escape punishment, at least for now:

“It doesn’t look like he is going to be punished at this point. As far as the story goes it did die down. So yeah, I don’t expect it, there has been no indication of anything like that. If the company got any heat over it then perhaps but I don’t get that feeling at all.”

As it stands Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood are still set to defend the AEW Tag Team Championship against The Young Bucks at All In on August 27th.

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