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The WWE have responded to Adam Rose's domestic violence arrest

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On Wednesday, it was revealed that WWE Superstar Adam Rose had been arrested in Tampa, Florida on two separate charges, one felony and one misdemeanour.

The 36-year-old wrestler, who is currently serving a 60-day suspension after falling foul of the WWE's Wellness Policy for a second time, was charged with tampering with a witness (a felony) and battery domestic violence (misdemeanour).

At this stage, little else is known about the situation, but that hasn't stopped the WWE taking quick and decisive action.

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In a statement published on their official website, the WWE have revealed that Rose, real name Raymond Leppan, has been suspended indefinitely, as per the organization's policy regarding domestic violence:

"WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence," it read. "And per our policy, Raymond Leppan has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest."

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According to a report from TMZ, Rose is alleged to have grabbed his wife Cassandra's face during an argument their Florida home.

Although, at this point, the charges against Rose are still alleged, it makes sense that the WWE have opted to hand out a second suspension to the wrestler in the space of one month.

The fact Rose is effectively now serving a double suspension from the organisation he has been a part of since 2010, doesn't bode well for his future within the company.

Uncertain future

Having been outspoken in pleading his innocence in relation to his recent drug failure - posting statements and doctor's notes online in recent weeks - a large section of the WWE Universe were already predicting that the South African would be included in the next group of Superstars let go in the near future.

With the prospect of domestic violence criminal charges looming over his head, you can't imagine the WWE hierarchy will be any more inclined to keep Rose on their books.

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Even when in the ring, Rose hasn't been pulling up any trees recently, and he has found himself amongst the lower echelons of the main roster for some time now.

Considering his failure to get over with the WWE crowd, and his on-going issues away from the squared circle, perhaps the best thing for everyone involved is, in fact, for the mid-card talent to be released by the WWE sooner rather than later.

For the WWE, it would allow a roster space to be freed up while, for Rose, it would allow him to concentrate on addressing his real-life issues.

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