Lawler is joined on today’s show by his co-host Glenn Moore.
Lawler opens today’s show by talking about the in-commercial texting habits of WWE commentators. Moore recalls Lawler texting him one time during a RAW commercial and he couldn’t believe it. Lawler says that all the commentators text or tweet during commercials.
He notes that WWE doesn’t care if the commentators are on their phones during the commercials, but adds that they’d probably prefer that the announcers tweet instead of text because they’re passionate about their social media presence.
Moore notes that there are currently 10 matches announced for this year’s WrestleMania. Lawler informs that he has heard through the grapevine that this year’s WrestleMania will have 13 or 14 matches and will be the longest WrestleMania ever.
Lawler says he will be at the show, and he assumes he’ll be calling a match or two. He points out that with 13 or 14 matches, there’s no way one or two announce teams can call of that action, so he assumes he’ll tag in once or twice to spell one of the announcers. He adds that he’ll probably be on the Kickoff Show as well.
Lawler says he was kind of dissapointed when he heard that Baron Corbin would be Kurt Angle’s opponent in his retirement match at WrestleMania. He hopes there’s a swerve and another opponent is announced in the next couple of weeks. He thinks John Cena would have been a great opponent for Angle.
He’s not sure how he’d book the swerve, but he notes that the history between Angle and Cena should be enough to book the match. Angle was Cena’s opponent for his first ever WWE match, so it makes a lot of sense for Cena to be Angle’s opponent for his last match.
WWE announced this past week that long time employee, Sue Aitchison, will be this year’s Warrior Award recipient. Lawler informs that Aitchison was there when he debuted with the company in 1992.
She’s so deserving of the award in his opinion, and he’s happy to see WWE acknowledge her because this is what The Warrior wanted the award to be when he gave his speech before passing away. Lawler adds that there are so many people behind the scenes that deserve the award.
This year marks the 17th anniversary of The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 18. Lawler says that was his favourite match to call without a doubt. The electricity and atmosphere in the building that night was unbelievable and he’ll never forget it.
Moore wonders if we’ll see The Rock at WrestleMania this year, but Lawler thinks it’s more likely for Rock to appear at a Florida ‘Mania than one booked in New York City. He adds that there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see Hogan at this year’s event.
Lawler talks about the idea of an off season in WWE. He thinks a rotating 2-month off season is a real good idea for WWE. Superstars would take turns taking 2-month layoffs and he thinks that’d be good for everyone. It would allow the wrestlers to heal and recover, and absence makes the heart grow fonder so fans would be excited to see the Superstars return. He doesn’t think it would be a good idea for the company to shut down operations altogether.
Lawler informs that the Memphis Grizzlies have had tremendous success with wrestling night over the past few seasons, so this season they decided to have 6 wrestling nights. This coming Saturday night they’ll be honouring Lawler’s late son, Brian, and they’re bringing in Rikishi to team with Lawler to face Scott and Rick Steiner. Lawler’s really looking forward to that.
That sums up this week’s episode of Dinner With The King. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!