Lawler is joined on today’s show by his co-host Glenn Moore.
Lawler opens today’s show by mentioning that he and Jim Ross will soon be doing their last live show together, at least for some time. Ross signed a lucrative contract with AEW and Lawler signed a new deal with WWE recently, so Lawler thinks it’d be great if Ross wore a AEW shirt to the show and he wore a WWE shirt.
He notes that Ross’ AEW contract is the most lucrative contract of his career, even more than WWE was paying him. Ross hit the jackpot and Lawler is very happy for him because he deserves it. He points out that nothing is really the same after you lose a loved one, and he’s sure Ross wishes his late wife, Jan, was still here to share this with him.
AEW announced this past week that they’ve come to an agreement with TNT to air a weekly live show starting later this year. Lawler says that if AEW were on the same night in the same time slot as WWE he’d consider them direct competition, but that won’t be the case. He notes that times have changed and it’s not just two wrestling companies competing directly with each other anymore.
Nowadays there are so many other entertainment options such as video games, streaming services, and an increasing number of other television stations to choose from. WWE’s competition is every other show on every other station whenever they air their programs.