How top talent and officials in AEW were said to have reacted to the news of Cash Wheeler’s arrest

As previously noted, AEW star Daniel Wheeler aka Cash Wheeler was arrested on Friday morning by the Orlando Police Department and charged with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. Click here for a police report regarding the incident.

According to Nick Hausman of, top talent and officials in AEW were surprised by the news of Wheeler’s arrest. Hausman noted that he had been asking around throughout the day but was not able to find anyone that knew any details about the situation prior to Friday. Haus stated the following…

“On two occasions, I was the person to break the news to members of upper management, who seemed completely unaware of what was unfolding. Haus of Wrestling has not been able to confirm whether Tony Khan, CM Punk, or Wheeler’s tag team partner, Dax Harwood, knew what was going to play out today. We were given the impression by someone close to the situation that Khan did not know, but again, we have not been able to confirm that and are awaiting a response from Khan.”

AEW world champion MJF publicly came to the defense of Wheeler.

During the August 18th 2023 edition of Rampage, it was announced that FTR will have segments on tonight’s Collision and next Wednesday’s Dynamite.