The case against WWE star Adam Rose, who was arrested after an apparent domestic incident in May, has been dropped.
A spokesman for the state attorney’s office in Florida told TheWrap on Tuesday that the case against Rose, whose real name is Raymond Leppan, wasn’t filed due to a lack of cooperation from the alleged victim, which left the office unable to prove the case.
The 36-year-old wrestler was arrested on a domestic battery charge last month. He was also charged with tampering with a witness.
According to an arrest report on the incident, Rose and his wife were engaged in a verbal argument about “their marital problems” when Rose “grabbed the victim on each side of her face with his hands and pulled her face close to his while he screamed at her.”
When his wife called 911, Rose pulled the phone away from her, the report states, hence the tampering with a witness charge.
According to documentation obtained by TheWrap, the state attorney’s office decided not to file the case June 10.
“The victim has been contacted by the State. However, the victim has not responded to the State’s requests to assist in the prosecution of this case,” the documentation states. “There is no other admissible evidence to support the charge.”
Following news of the arrest, the WWE indefinitely suspended Rose, noting, “WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence.”
He had reportedly already received a 60-day suspension in April for violating the organization’s drug policy.