Pro wrestler Cash Wheeler still set to perform Sunday despite Orlando assault charge

Daniel Wheeler, facing an assault charge after a reported road-rage incident in Orlando, is still expected to wrestle on pay-per-view this Sunday in London, All Elite Wrestling CEO Tony Khan said Tuesday.

Wheeler, known as Cash Wheeler as part of the tag team FTR, is scheduled in a key match on AEW’s highly anticipated “All In” event and there was some question whether Wheeler might face travel restrictions or punishment from the company before his case is heard. Khan said the company is taking a wait-and-see attitude, seeking all the facts in the case before judgment.

“I can’t comment on the specifics at this time because I still don’t know everything,” Khan said during a media conference call. “We’re still learning facts. Based on the information we have at this time, we’re still keeping an eye on that situation. At this time, I think it’s a very inconclusive situation.”

Pro wrestler Cash Wheeler arrested on assault charge

Wheeler, 36, was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. According to a police report, Wheeler pointed a black semiautomatic handgun out his window at another driver while weaving through Interstate 4 traffic during morning rush hour on July 27. Wheeler was identified by the other driver, charged and released on $2,500 bond.

AEW has dealt with disciplining its wrestlers before. For example, Jeff Hardy was suspended by the company within days of an arrest on DUI charges last year in Volusia County. Khan said he wasn’t taking action against Wheeler at this time, but he didn’t seem to rule it out.

“It differs from other times where we’ve come in and weighed in or acted on a situation based on the evidence because, in this case, with everything we’re looking at, I don’t think we have those facts right now,” Khan said. “At this point, I think it’s rather inconclusive. I do very much look forward to the [wrestling] match and we’ll keep an eye out throughout this weekend and as long as it’s a pending situation.”