Dinner With the King Recap – Recapping WrestleMania Weekend, Reason Behind HOF Stage Change, Last Minute Change to Universal Title Match, More!
Lawler says he was attacked by fans on multiple occasions during his territory days before joining WWE. He can recall getting tackled one night and using his Title belt as a weapon to defend himself. He got several shots in and bloodied the fan before cops got involved.
On another occasion Lawler was tackled from behind by a fan during a match. Lawler couldn’t see the fan but reached behind and started pummelling him in the head. After the fan was carried away by police Lawler was informed that the fan was mentally handicapped.
Lawler felt terrible and went to the hospital to visit the fan. The fan’s father was apologetic to Lawler and explained that it wasn’t Lawler’s fault. It was especially sad because the father explained that his son was a big fan of Lawler and was probably just trying to give him a hug. Lawler still knows the fan and his father to this day.
Lawler informs that WWE was anticipating bad weather on Sunday during WrestleMania. They even spent a lot of money on a heated ring for the performers. Although it was drizzly and cold leading up to Sunday, on the day of the event the weather was terrific.