WWE and AEW seem to be battling for the same market, but Jerry Lawler is quite content working things out with both companies.
Jerry Lawler explained to Wrestling Inc that “[AEW] is not the enemy.” He also said that people make a lot of money at Starrcast so he’s definitely not against that.
The WWE Hall Of Fame announcer also explained that he has been under three different WWE contracts. He has been an announcer, a Superstar, and a Legend. His contract was re-upped last year, but it was only a two-year deal.
“[These events] mean a good payday. That’s what everybody’s here [at Starrcast] for. It’s a great opportunity, they draw big crowds, a lot of people come to see you, and you make a good payday.”
“The great thing with the WWE, I’m under the same contract that I’ve been under for twenty-three years. I’m still under an announcing contract, a talent contract, and I even have a legends contract, but I’ve been under the same contract for the last twenty-three years and I re-signed last January for another two years.”
“So one more great thing about them: I’ve been there for so long, they still let me do independent shows because I don’t wrestle there since the cardiac arrest.”
“I haven’t wrestled for them anymore but I still do – especially with the FOX Sports thing coming up, SmackDown, I’m probably going to be doing some more stuff. The great thing is that I get to go out and do stuff like this and they never ask me [questions]. They know I’m not going to do anything to embarrass the company; I’m always going to be representing and it’s good.”
We’ll have to see whether AEW would be interested in a King like Lawler, but if JR and The King can call just one match in AEW it might be worth it just to fire off that tremendous shot in the Wednesday Night Wars.