Yesterday, WWE announced that Jerry Lawler had been removed from the commentating team on Monday Night Raw and moved over to the Smackdown crew. Many immediately believed that the move was done in response to his recent hospital stay for diverticulitis. However, reports are surfacing that management has long been wanting to do this move. They simply could not do it because of the public reaction to his heart attack.
January 9, 2015
In a surprising bit of news, Jerry Lawler has now been permanently removed as the color commentator of Monday Night Raw. Many had been under the impression that his absence was temporary and that he would return once he recovered from his stay at the hospital. However, WWE opted to make the switch to Booker T a permanent one. Lawler will still be working for the company, but as a commentator on Smackdown.
January 8, 2015
After spending almost a week in the hospital, Jerry Lawler has been released. The legendary commentator had been sideline by a case of diverticulitis. He was actually released on the same day as Monday Night Raw, but he was not healthy enough to make it to the show. WWE is giving him some more time away from the commentating booth. Word has it that Lawler is expected to miss at least another episode before returning.
January 8, 2015
As many of you already know by now, Jerry Lawler has been laid up in a hospital for the past week because of diverticulitis, the same condition that caused Brock Lesnar to retire prematurely from UFC. While he is getting better, it is not enough to get him back to work on Monday Night Raw this week, so WWE has decided to replace him with a fan favorite at the commentating table tonight. Booker T will join JBL and Michael Cole instead.
January 5, 2015
Health is now very much an issue for Jerry Lawler in his old age. The legendary performer has been hospitalized this week for diverticulitis, the same life threatening condition that caused Brock Lesnar to retire prematurely from UFC and return to WWE. As many of you already know, Lawler was also hospitalized not too long ago when he suffered a heart attack on Monday Night Raw. No word yet on whether or not he will be missing time from work.
January 1, 2015