Jerry Lawler will remain with WWE. The wrestling legend has inked a new contract with the company, according to a new report. Mike Johnson of PW Insider has learned that word going around at WWE Raw is that The King has re-signed.
The length of Lawler’s new deal is unknown. He has not appeared on commentary for WWE since April 2020, the outset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Lawler has been making independent appearances, including a wild brawl with nZo.
Tonight’s WWE Raw takes place at the FedEx Forum in Jerry Lawler’s hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. It is unknown if there are any plans for Jerry to appear on the show. The card is highlighted by a Raw Women’s Championship match between Liv Morgan and Becky Lynch and a cage match between Kevin Owens and WWE Champion Big E.
Jerry Lawler was the biggest babyface wrestler in his Memphis territory for decades. He joined WWE (then the WWF) in 1992 as a commentator. He feuded with Bret Hart for years upon his arrival. He was also the first hero in a feud with WWE head Vince McMahon.
Lawler and McMahon’s rivalry in Lawler’s USWA territory predated the Steve Austin – Vince McMahon feud by several years. Many wrestling fans believe this was the genesis of the evil Mr. McMahon character that came during the Attitude era.
Jerry Lawler is most famous to old school wrestling fans for his feud with comedian Andy Kaufman. Long before the glitz and glamor of WWE, the Hollywood star made his way to Memphis where he played the arrogant heel to Lawler’s no-nonsense southern wrestler persona. The two had a famous confrontation during an appearance with David Letterman that made Lawler a household name.
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