Eric Bischoff on the arrest of Cash Wheeler before AEW’s All In


Early Friday morning, in Orlando, Florida, one-half of the AEW tag team champions, Daniel “Cash” Wheeler, was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm. Little was known about the arrest besides the charge listed in the report by the Orlando Sentinel. The wrestling world learned during the 1 PM hearing on Friday afternoon that it appeared to be a situation of road rage and that Wheeler – who has a clean record – would be released on a $2500 bond and have no further legal issues other than turning in any firearms he owned within 12 hours to local authorities. The glaring issue is that the warrant for Wheeler’s arrest was filed on July 28, 2023, meaning that AEW was either allowing him to work, knowing of a potential legal issue coming down the road, or that Wheeler simply did not inform his employer of the incident.

On the latest episode of his “Strictly Business” podcast, Eric Bischoff expressed concern about the situation and how it may play a factor in All Elite Wrestling’s All In event on August 27 from Wembley Stadium in London.

“Mr. Wheeler’s not going to be leaving the country. Or if he is leaving the country, I doubt that he’s going to be able to get into the U.K. I could be wrong. I’m no lawyer, I don’t know immigration law… What a freaking mess. What a mess,” Bischoff said.

Bischoff who has been complimentary of the tag team from his time with them in WWE said that he’s a supporter of the 2nd Amendment, as long as you’re being responsible about it.

“I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe that people should be able to defend themselves. But with that comes a fair amount of responsibility, and brandishing a weapon unless you’re ready to use it because someone else has brandished a weapon or you otherwise feel like your life is in danger is a stupid, stupid, irresponsible thing to do.”

FTR was slated to appear on AEW Collision Saturday night, and as many suspected, that segment was cut from the show and pushed to a “face-to-face” with The Young Bucks on Wednesday’s go-home edition of Dynamite. The tag team title match at All In appears to be proceeding as planned.

You can watch the entire episode below:

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