Dinner With the King Recap – Jim Johnston’s Release, Thoughts on Andre the Giant, Lawler Vs. Elvis? More!
Lawler is joined on today’s show by his co-host Glenn Moore.
Moore opens today’s show by mentioning that HBO is preparing to release an Andre the Giant documentary. Lawler knew that already because HBO actually came to his house and his bar in Memphis and he filmed a bunch of material that might be used on that documentary. Just from talking to the filmmakers, Lawler is sure that this is going to be a very good film and he’s really looking forward to watching it.
Moore mentions that Lawler was never a big partier, and he’d often drive home alone late at night after his matches were completed. Lawler confirms that, and says he’d always listen to the Cleveland Indians game on the radio on his drives home and he actually credits that with keeping him alive over the years. Some of those late night trips were over 200 miles, and he mentions that he probably would have fallen asleep on multiple occasions if it weren’t for the company of the Indians game.
Lawler says he was shocked to hear that Jim Johnston was released by WWE this past week. He says that Johnston has been invaluable to WWE over the years and has composed the themes of Superstars such as The Undertaker, Kane, Mankind and plenty more. Lawler thinks WWE is going to miss Johnston and agrees with Moore that Johnson deserves to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
He adds that if WWE inducts Johnston into the Hall of Fame they should think about inducting Jimmy Hart as well because when WWE started using music, Hart actually came up with most of the original themes including Shawn Michaels’ theme.