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
Not wanting to give up the spotlight, Jerry Lawler has decided to risk his own health by stepping into the ring at an independent wrestling event this past weekend. He worked a match for Maryland Championship Wrestling on Saturday evening. Lawler teamed up with the heavyweight champion of the promotion in a handicap tag team match against three opponents. Since he is a big star, the local guys were forced to do the job.
May 4, 2015
On a previous episode of Monday Night Raw, Jerry Lawler informed the WWE Universe that Christian is now retired as an in ring performer. That disappointed quite a few people, who were hoping that he would still be able to entertain us in the ring. However, the former world heavyweight champion has reportedly been telling fans that he is not retired and that Lawler was incorrect. Not sure if he was just working the audience or not, though.
January 6, 2015
Those that watched Monday Night Raw, heard Jerry Lawler calling Christian a retired performer. For those that are not aware, it was not an error, as the former world heavyweight champion has now been declared an inactive member of the WWE roster. The company cannot risk him having any more concussions, as they are concerned about his long term health. He is, however, still under contract for approximately another year, so he will be around.
December 30, 2014