Jerry Lawler Not Hosting the WWE Hall of Fame This Year?


During a recent edition of his “Dinner With the King” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler commented on the news that Jim Ross had parted ways with WWE. Also, he commented on not likely being the host for this year’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On how JR wanted to do more in WWE before this exit: “That was part of the thing when JR spoke with Vince. He told Vince [McMahon], “I want to do more. I still feel like I can be productive,” which he certainly can. And if you look at JR’s situation, he’s kind of there by himself. Now that [his late wife] Jan is gone, I don’t think it’s healthy. I think he’d be the first one to admit it. You don’t want to just sit around the house and have nothing to do for long periods of time. He wants to be out there. He wants to be productive and do some more work, so that’s going to be a good thing for him.”

On this year’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony: “Well, he may be looking to me for tickets to the Hall of Fame, and I may not be at the Hall of Fame this year. I don’t know. *Laughs* They may be going in a different direction, who knows? I’m not supposed to be the one to let the cat out of the bag…not officially, I haven’t.”

On Jim Ross leaving WWE again: “Well, I would say I’m sad, but I spoke with JR before the announcement. I spoke with JR the day before yesterday at length, and he told me what on behind the scenes and who he spoke with on the telephone. He actually told me about the conversation that he had with Vince. The cool thing — the reason it’s not sad — is because as far as JR is concerned, he’s going to be going onto bigger and better things. And when I say bigger and better, I mean probably more money than he’s ever made before in his life. So, that is a good thing for JR.”

(H/t – 411 Wrestling)

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