Todd’s Nods: Wrestling King OK
Todd Colin Vaughan
On Monday, Sept. 10, wrestling commentator Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered a heart attack while performing a live episode of the WWE’s Raw.
The long time commentator and wrestler was quickly rushed to a Montreal hospital where he has been recovering. He has since thanked his fans for all their kind love and support.
Lawler, considered an innovator of professional wrestling, has been recently involved with an on-screen feud with wrestler CM Punk. The story has featured the 62-year-old commentator performing in several wrestling matches.
Long time fans were and remain grateful for Lawler’s recovery as well as his many contributions to their sport.
Often considered the zany member of the Raw announcing crew, “The King” has also represented wrestling hall of fame greats like Calgary’s Bret “The Hitman” Hart who was present at the Montreal event.
This scary event brought back memories of Bret’s brother Owen Hart who tragically fell to his death during a live 1999 event.
Professional wrestling has always had to deal with the risk of tragic events due to its live and physical nature. Fans, however, are just relieved that their iconic hero who works the microphone every Monday will be OK.
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