Jerry Lawler suffered a cardiac arrest while at ringside doing commentary on Raw. That was years ago, but WWE isn’t going to take their chances anymore.

During The Jerry Lawler show, The King revealed that he wanted to step up to the AOP when they ended up taking out Samoa Joe. WWE wouldn’t let him get physical, but he’s said he’s already beat death so he’s not afraid of them.

“I wanted to tell those guys, the AOP guys when they were coming over to the table or when Brock Lesnar was coming over the table, I just wanna say, ‘guys I beat Death. I’m not afraid of you.”

“But, yeah, coming back from the heart attack was, I don’t like to say heart attack, coming back from the cardiac arrest, I just kept trying to convince everybody that I was okay and ready to come back. And still to this day, you know, the people in the WWE still feel like that’s not the case. They worry about me. They keep me on the no-touch list and all of that kind of thing.”


Jerry “The King” Lawler won’t be doing any wrestling in a WWE ring. He might be retiring from in-ring competition soon enough. AOP taking out Samoa Joe was a part of the storyline. Lawler didn’t need to take a bump which isn’t like to happen on WWE television anyway.

Thanks to Fightful for the quote

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