Dinner With the King Recap – Recalling Hell in A Cell 1998, Working Texas Death Matches, Performers Holding Titles Hostage, More!
Lawler is joined on today’s show by his co-host, Glenn Moore.
Lawler opens today’s show by discussing an interesting Twitter interaction he had last week. He received a very nice private message from the verified account of retired NBA player, Spud Webb. Lawler was surprised and thought it was very cool so replied with an equally nice message for Webb. All of a sudden the conversation took a strange turn as Webb asked Lawler for his number, saying he’d love to hook up with Lawler and his girlfriend, Lauren at some point.
Lawler became suspicious and ignored the account, but then the account followed his girlfriend, Lauren, who gave them Lawler’s home phone number. For a while he ignored calls from this person as Moore tried to tell Lawler that this was definitely a fake account. Sure enough, the account turned out to be fake and it has since been reported and taken down.
Lawler speaks about the iconic Hell In A Cell match from King of the Ring 1998 featuring The Undertaker and Mankind. It’s been 20 years since that night, and the events are still fresh in Lawler’s mind. He points out that he and Jim Ross had no idea that Foley was going to take those extreme bumps that night, and he thinks their call for this match was so passionate because it was their legitimate reactions to what they were seeing.
He points out that when Foley broke through the top of the cell and landed on the top of his neck and his head, he thought for sure that we had witnessed the end of Foley. He recalls referee Tim White talking about the match, informing that Undertaker even asked him to check if Foley was breathing at one point. They thought for sure Foley was dead, and Lawler calls Foley “Superman” for surviving that match.