Dinner with the King Recap – Battleground Analysis, Talking Smack’s Cancellation, Return to WWE in 2001, More!

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Lawler informs that he had a great time on the Battleground Kickoff Show as well as Talking Smack after the PPV this past Sunday. He thought that Kevin Owens absolutely killed it during his guest appearance on Talking Smack, and he thought the interaction between Owens and Renee Young was spectacular. At some points Lawler felt like he should jump in to the defence of Young but she was holding her own, and he didn’t want to ruin the back and forth interaction between them.

Speaking about the cancellation of Talking Smack on Tuesday nights, Lawler says he’s not sure what caused WWE to cancel the show but he was surprised to hear that news. Lawler says the notion that Vince McMahon is unaware of what’s happening on those types of shows is simply false, because McMahon even had to approve Lawler’s appearance on the show this past Sunday before he was confirmed to appear.

Lawler enjoyed interviewing WWE Champion Jinder Mahal on Talking Smack, and he said he’s very impressed with Mahal’s ability to basically portray two characters. In the U.S.A. Mahal is obviously portraying a heel but to the 1.3 Billion of India, Jinder Mahal is one of the biggest babyfaces in WWE. It’s a very fine line Mahal is walking, but Lawler thinks Mahal has been doing a great job with it thus far.

Lawler informs that he was very dissapointed with the match between Nakamura and Baron Corbin. He was expecting a lot more out of this match, and it simply didn’t deliver. He’s unsure if one of these guys was having a bad day or if their styles simply don’t gel together, but this match simply wasn’t up to WWE’s standards.

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