WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler was featured on a recent episode of The Apter Chat with Bill Apter and Josh Shernoff where he stated that he will be at tonight’s SmackDown 1000 show.
“I’m still there,” Lawler stated. “Look, I’m just waiting for them to call me. I got a call from them the other day and they want me on SmackDown 1000. They just announced the second Saudi Arabia trip that I was on last year…. That [flight] was tough.”
Lawler also commented on the upcoming Crown Jewel event and how he thinks it will help bring change to Saudi Arabia. It should be noted that this podcast was taped before the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi was made public.
“I think it’s good in the fact that it is helping bring about change,” said Lawler. “I think that eventually if we keep going, that women will be allowed to go. I didn’t really think that women were going to be allowed at the show. But I was so shocked that they want to be so westernized. They want to be like we are. But I think that this deep-seeded religious leaders that they’re still somehow in power. But I think as time goes on I think that’s [women wrestling in Saudi Arabia] going to change.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc