Lawler is joined on today’s show by his co-host Glenn Moore.
Lawler opens today’s show by discussing the future of his good friend, Jim Ross. Ross announced this week that he will not be signing a new deal with WWE and will be leaving the company after nearly 30 years. Lawler says he spoke to Ross before he made the announcement, and he’d say he was sad that Ross is leaving, but he knows that Ross is moving onto bigger and better things, and by that he means that Ross will be making more money than he’s made in his career.
Lawler doesn’t blatantly say where Ross will be heading next, but it has been widely rumoured that Ross will be signing a new deal with AEW worth more than $1 Million annually.
Lawler knows that Ross wants to work more because he believes he still has something to offer the business. Lawler thinks that point was brought up by Ross during his discussions with Vince McMahon.
Lawler points out that it’s unreal how much wrestling is happening right now. Women of Wrestling on AXSTV was recently renewed for a new season and a lot of people haven’t even heard of that promotion. Impact, ROH and all those brands are still in business and now of course AEW has burst onto the scene and has really changed the landscape for performers.