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Jerry Lawler Says Raw Commentary Spot Is His As Long As He Wants To Do It

September 27, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Jerry Lawler spoke with Commercial Appeal discussing his return to the Raw broadcast booth starting next week. Lawler, who is doing commentary with Dio Maddin and Vic Joseph, discussed how he was offered the chance to come back and how long he’ll be in the booth. Some highlights are below:

On being offered the spot on Raw: “I got a call about it Tuesday morning from Kevin Dunn. He said, ‘I’ve got a proposition for you. It may be good news, and it may be bad news.’ He knows I don’t like to travel a whole lot anymore, so that was the bad part. I said, ‘What’s the good part?’ He said, ‘We want you back on Raw.’ He told me it’s for however long I want to do it, so that sealed the deal.”

On teaming with Vic Joseph and Dio Maddin: “It was Paul (Heyman’s) idea to put Vic and Dio on Raw. Apparently, what I was told, Vince (McMahon) said, ‘You can’t throw these two new, young guys on our flagship show. Call King.’ That’s how it happened.”

On returning to the commentary booth: “All I’ve been able to think about is what Vince told me when I first started over 25 years ago, ‘It’s live TV — nothing can go wrong.’ I feel real confident it’ll be like riding a bike. I’ll treat it exactly the way I always have — like I’m watching the show in my living room with my neighbor. The name of the company is World Wrestling Entertainment. And I’ve always thought the commentators are an important part of the entertainment.”

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