Since his character has grown rather stale, WWE has been testing out a heel turn for Jerry Lawler on the commentating booth. During the latest episode of Smackdown, he started showing more and more heel mannerisms. Lawler has not been a heel on the microphone in more than ten years, so this will be an interesting transition for the former world heavyweight champion.
January 8, 2016
During a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, the rebellious Raven revealed how he was able to get WWE to put him on the creative department. The former ECW Heavyweight Champion was filling in for Jerry Lawler as a color commentator. His preparation methods caught the attention of Vince McMahon, who appreciates someone that pays close attention to details. Raven was promoted to assistant producer.
November 28, 2015
When asked about the controversial segment between Charlotte and Paige recently, Bret Hart was very critical of WWE. He felt that it was wrong for the creative department to bring up the late Reid Flair. Hart said that he sympathizes with Ric Flair for being subjected to something so personal. Bret also noted that management did not do a story line whenever Jerry Lawler recently lost his brother.
November 20, 2015
At the end of Hell in a Cell, the Wyatt Family came out and kidnapped the Undertaker after his match against Brock Lesnar. Jim Ross was critical of that finish. The legendary commentator felt that WWE missed an opportunity to elevate a younger performer by having him come out to try to save the heavily respected Undertaker. Ross also feels that JBL and Jerry Lawler should have made an attempt to help as well.
November 1, 2015
On Halloween night, Jerry Lawler was involved in a head on collision with another vehicle. After handing out cookies with his girlfriend, the hall of fame performer decided to go out for pizza before returning home to watch college football. As Lawler was legally making a left turn, another vehicle plowed into the front passenger side of his car. Lawler was fine, but his girlfriend ended up in the emergency room for four hours.
November 1, 2015
A post on Instagram where Jerry Lawler reveals that he will be wrestling against Terry Funk at an independent wrestling show this upcoming weekend in Tennessee. Lawler is 65 and had a heart attack not too long ago, while Terry Funk is a 71 year old with the body of a 250 year old after years of taking punishment to entertain the fans.
October 14, 2015