World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has been suffering from a creative rut in all departments. Starting from story line to the bad booking of its superstars and its commentary, everything lacks the charisma and dynamism the company was once famous for. However, according to well-known, Jerry “The King” Lawler, it might change in the upcoming WrestleMania 32.
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler recently appeared on Cerrito Live for an interview this weekend. He answered many questions related to the wrestling promotion and one of which pointed towards the commentary of the upcoming Mania. Lawler noted that there is a possibility of split announce teams at the Grand Daddy of Them All, according to Wrestling Inc.
Jerry Lawler, who was a regular commentator on WWE’s flagship show RAW during the Attitude Era alongside with famous commentator Jim Ross have announced on SmackDown recently with Mauro Ranallo (MR) and Byron Saxton. Having split announcing teams at WrestleMania 32 will be to make sure that Lawler gets some spot on the show.
What made Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross stand out during the Attitude Era was their heel-face persona. The same has lost in the current era of WWE television and fans cringe to get some of the old flavors back. This might have been the reason behind Jerry Lawler’s recent heel turn on SmackDown.
Speaking of his recent turn in character, Lawler noted that both MR and Saxton were too good to become “heels”. Hence, he had to personally convince the creative team along with WWE owner Vince McMahon to go ahead with the idea.
However, Lawler was quick to suggest that he hasn’t gone deep yet on his heel character and is just scratching its surface. This is done to ease into the turn. Hence, one can expect the old Jerry Lawler back at the upcoming WrestleMania 32.
Lawler also suggested that Vince was absolutely delighted with the idea and wanted “The King” back as how he used to.
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