Jerry Lawler suffered a life threatening heart attack last month but that didn’t stop the real king of Memphis. Lawyer returned to the WWE ring last night much to the chagrin of CM Punk and his manager Paul Heyman. Punk and Heyman interrupted the return of the king by mocking his heart attack, eventually leading to Heyman faking a heart attack and CM Punk reviving his friend. Many fans took to the Internet in up roar accusing the WWE, Punk and Heyman went too far. I am here to tell you otherwise.
This Sunday is WWE Night of Champions. Its kind of weird talking about the PPV after the events that transpired on RAW Monday, but I will talk about that at the end today. Night of Champions is the one PPV a year where the WWE actually has to make it seem like they care about every Title they have. If the WWE actually tried to make their mid-card Titles important, then maybe this PPV would feel like a bigger deal.
But instead the show seems like a one match show. The WWE has focused their entire build of the show around C.M. Punk, John Cena and the WWE Championship. The Intercontinental and United States Championship matches weren’t even announced or mentioned until the past week. I understand the gimmick of the PPV is already set in stone. But make us give a damn about the matches that will be on it. Don’t just announce the matches one week in advance. A solid mid-card build can do wonders for TV and business.
I know it’s not technically Wednesday yet but I wanted to get this up as soon as possible.
I only worked for the WWE for a short period of time but I was lucky enough to work with one of my ideals numerous times. He was kind, professional, calm and always smiling. Last night, 9/10/12, while watching Raw, wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler collapsed because of an apparent heart attack. As of Tuesday evening, Lawler is said to be currently sedated and on a respirator following surgery to place stents into his heart with the plan is to take Lawler off the ventilator as soon as possible. The ventilator is to provide breathing support to assist the body following surgery.
I’ve always had the up-most respect for Jerry Lawler, having grown up seeing him in the ring and listening to him on commentary, something I always wanted to do. When I was able to work with him, it was an absolute dream come true and were certainly some of the best times I had at the WWE. Get well soon, Jerry. Millions of people are praying for your swift recovery because honestly, the wrestling world just isn’t right without “The King’s” voice on Monday nights.
– It still kind of hurts me everytime to see how old Bret Hart looks now.
– 30+ years and fans still don’t know how to spell “Bret” with one “T”.
– Only wrestling fans have a memory where one incident that happened 15 years ago would still feel like it happened yesterday.
– Nice, looks like we’re probably getting Punk vs Randy Orton tonight.
– A blood feud between The King and CM Punk? Can’t say I saw that coming.
– Well we all knew Punk was going to get that reaction.
– This exchange had to come at some point and a match between CM Punk and Sheamus could be awesome! I am SHOCKED they didn’t hype this Champion vs Champion match!
– Over The Limit last night was good, even though the main event ruined the show for a lot of people. Go out of your way to watch the CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan match though. The rematch is going to be great.
– With the Owen Hart accident and Benoit tragedy in their history, how can Jerry Lawler say last night was the darkest day in the history of the company?
– I’d love for someone to do the math and tell me how many times John Cena and Big Show have feuded in their careers.
– “This past Saturday”? This angle would have worked better if Johnny made the deal with the Big Show in the ring right before Show was going to chokeslam him.
– Time to get to work!
– Interesting way to kick off Raw and like the way Shawn is REALLY getting involved into this feud instead of being an afterthought last year.
– The “Triple Threat” chant was fantastic. It’ll never happen but it was great.
– Feels like we’ll be seeing HHH/Taker start Raw, Jericho/Punk at the top of the next hour and then Rock/Cena to close the show. It’s nice to see them have enough material to fill a show like this.
– FINALLY! HBK special referee. Thank God!