Dinner with the King Recap – WWE 2K Voice Over Work, Lawler’s 2001 Release From WWE, Was He Offered A Job in TNA? More!
Lawler is joined on today’s show by his co-host Glenn Moore.
Lawler informs that he won’t be a part of this year’s WWE 2K18 video game. He says that the commentators started the voice overs back in February and he knew he wouldn’t be involved when he was taken off of Smackdown. WWE likes those games to sound consistent with the voices that their fans hear on television each week.
He says that doing voice overs for those games was a long, gruelling process. He would do multiple four-hour sessions each day where he’d deliver the exact same lines over and over again with different wrestler names or different inflections. He says that Michael Cole was always very good at multi-tasking and he could handle those sessions very well.
He adds that fans might not understand the work that goes on behind the scenes in order to make these games every year. They were handed a different script everyday, and sometimes they’d be encouraged to ad lib on the fly. He admits that he misses the pay day that accompanied working on those games.
Lawler informs that he’s going to be working the Battleground Pre-show as well as Talking Smack after the PPV. He says that there are no scripts for Talking Smack and it goes live right after the PPV ends. Everyone has to improvise live, and that makes for a pretty cool environment.