Dinner With the King Recap w/ Terry Funk – Bobby Heenan’s Passing, Wrestling Terry Funk, Relationship with Bill Apter, More!

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Lawler is joined on today’s show by his co-host Glenn Moore.

Lawler opens today’s show speaking about the passing of Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan. Lawler was devastated to hear the news of Heenan’s passing over the weekend, and he says there’ll never be anyone like Heenan ever again. He considers the pairing of Heenan and Gorilla Monsoon to be the greatest commentary team of all time.

He mentions that Heenan was the one who personally introduced him to the WWE Universe, and he knew he was in for a good run when Heenan was chosen as the choice to introduce him. Lawler says it’s terrible that Heenan had so many health issues over the last decade, and it was particularly cruel that he was stricken with throat cancer given that he spent so many years entertaining people with his voice.

Moore points out that WWE announced they’ll be promoting a show under the Starrcade banner soon, and Lawler says he actually doesn’t remember anything about Starrcade. He never saw any of those shows from back in the day because he and all the other WWE employees were so involved in their own thing during the Monday Night Wars that they didn’t have time to watch what WCW was doing.

Moore asks Lawler if McMahon is hesitant to use former WCW PPV names, since we haven’t really seen much of it at all since WWE bought WCW back in 2002. Lawler doesn’t think McMahon is hesitant to use those names at all, and when the time is right, he has proven that he doesn’t mind bringing back old WCW PPVs.

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