Dinner with the King Recap – WWE Release & New Contract, Working on WWE Video Games, Staying Busy on the Indies, More!
Jerry Lawler opens up his inaugural podcast by introducing us to his co-host Glenn Moore. Lawler didn’t think he’d ever do a podcast, and he mentions that it seems like everyone’s getting a podcast these days. His goal on this show is to do things a little bit different than most podcasts, and focus more on his storytelling rather than traditional guest-driven interviews.
He says that he was honoured to be asked to do Steve Austin’s podcast initially, but he quickly got turned off from doing interviews on podcasts. He started to realize that he was simply telling the same old stories over and over again that he has been telling his entire career. For this reason, he has even avoided appearing on the Ross Report with his good friend Jim Ross, despite Ross’ continued pressure.
King says that former WWE Superstar The Godfather pulled him aside at a recent autograph signing, and mentioned to him that Godfather’s first match ever was in Memphis many years ago against him. Godfather said he didn’t have any in-ring experience at that time and Lawler had completely forgotten about that. He remembers The Undertaker debuting in Memphis as Mean Mark Callaway, and he paired him with Godfather shortly thereafter.
Lawler speaks about how much effort goes into recording voice overs for each WWE video game. He says he and Michael Cole would have a recording session 4 times a month all year long where they worked to record all the lines necessary for the game. He recalls Cole recording thousands of separate lines over the span of a couple sessions at one point.