WWE announced Wednesday afternoon that Adam Rose, whose real name is Ray Leppan, has been “suspended indefinitely” following his arrest in Florida Wednesday morning.
Raymond Leppan (a.k.a Adam Rose) arrested, suspended
TAMPA, Fla. — Raymond Leppan (a.k.a. WWE Superstar Adam Rose) was arrested at his home this morning by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, Fla.
According to a police report, Leppan was taken into custody and booked on alleged charges of tampering with a witness, a felony, and battery domestic violence, a misdemeanor. He is currently being held without bond.
WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Raymond Leppan has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest.
Leppan was already suspended 60 days for a violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program, which he publicly disagreed with, citing a doctor’s note allowing him to take medication for ADHD.
In the latest incident, Leppan was arrested on a domestic violence charge late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning.
According to TMZ.com, Rose allegedly grabbed his wife, Cassandra, at their Florida home and prevented her from speaking to a 911 operator.
When police arrived at their home in Lutz, Florida, Leppan was charged with battery domestic violence and tampering with a witness.
According to Hillsborough County police records, Leppan was arrested at 1:30 a.m. and booked at 3:30 a.m. He was placed in a jail cell at 11:06 a.m. and is awaiting a preliminary court hearing on both charges.
Leppan listed his employer as WWE and occupation as “sports entertainer.”