As of Tuesday afternoon, Jerry Lawler has undergone an operation to install stents in his arteries. Lawler is said to be heavily sedated and is currently using a ventilator. The hope is to move Lawler off the ventilator as soon as possible. Lawler’s son (Former WWE Star, Brian Christopher aka “Grand Master Sexzay” and girlfriend have arrived in Canada and are asking for your prayers.
To recap, last night on Monday Night Raw, during the tag team match, involving the Prime Time Players, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler passed out at the commentary booth while calling tonight’s show.
During the match, Michael Cole was made it very noticeable that his commentary was dropping off and that he was heavily distracted. When the camera was pointed a certain way, you could see that Lawler was receiving medical attention from on site doctors. In addition, the crowd took notice of what happened as well and started to chant “Jerry, Jerry, Jerry”.
After a couple of segments, Michael Cole had the dubious duty to inform the home audience of what took place with Jerry The King Lawler and informed the viewing audience of his conditions.
During the rest of the broadcast, Cole did not do any more wrestling commentary as the play by play went dark for the rest of the night. The only time when Cole addressed the audience was when he gave us updates on the condition of Jerry Lawler.
Cole informed us that Lawler was taken to a near by hospital, and has an oxygen tank hooked to him. However, he is breathing on his own and is responding to light as well. This should be a glimmer of hope of his condition, and we hope that it gets better, very soon.
We know that Pro Wrestling is filled with a lot of works, gimmicks and shenanigans, but Cole did inform us that this was NOT part of the entertainment in tonight’s show. The last time when I seen the commentary go in this direction was when Owen Hart fell to his untimely death. Hoping for NOTHING but the best for Jerry Lawler and his condition. I speak for myself and of the entire staff of Rant Sports that we hope Jerry Lawler a speedy and healthy recovery.
Maurice D. Proffit is a writer for Rant Sports.