During the most recent edition of his “Dinner With The King” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler revealed that WWE CEO Vince McMahon called him during the WWE Royal Rumble Kickoff show.
On Vince McMahon calling him during the Royal Rumble Kickoff show: “I think we had already done the opening of the [Kickoff Show] and all of a sudden – this was just crazy. I don’t even know how I had my phone sitting behind my crown where nobody could see my phone, but if I needed it, I could use it or look down, or text, or whatever. And all of a sudden, my phone lights up. I had it on silent but my phone lights up, and we’re in a little commercial thing where they’re showing some b-roll or whatever, so I look at my phone and I was taken aback. I’m thinking, does that really say what I think it says? And it says, ‘Vince McMahon.’”
On thinking it was a rib at first: “I’m like, this can’t be right. I’m on the Pre-Show, Vince McMahon calling me, right? I mean, this is gotta be some kind of rib or something. So I press, I go, ‘Hello?’ And all of a sudden Vince goes, ‘King?’ I said, ‘Yeah?’ He said, ‘Take your crown and move it from your right side over to your left side.’ And I’m in shock, and I pick my crown up and I move it over to the left side, and I say, ‘Like that?’ He said, ‘Perfect, thank you.’ And he hangs up. I’m thinking, this is awesome. Not only is Vince watching the Pre-Show right now, he’s actually looking at the Pre-Show in such depth and detail that he thinks he’s looking there and he’s thinking, you know, I think this would be a better shot of King’s crown were it not in between him and Booker. If it was just over on his right side, I think that would be better.”