WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler was recently interviewed by Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald. Lawler spoke with Fishman in order to promote the upcoming release of his WWE DVD and Blu-ray set. Within the interview, Lawler discussed a number of WWE topics, including his recent transition from working on “Smackdown” rather than “Monday Night Raw.”
Beginning in January of 2015, Lawler, the long-time WWE commentator, started commentary work for “Smackdown” instead of “Monday Night Raw.” Lawler spoke to Fishman about having more fun working “Smackdown:”
“It kind of rejuvenated me. It’s fun to work with guys that you can tell are a little intimidated by you. You don’t want to play that trump card very often, but you know it’s always there. Byron is very talented. So is Tom Phillips, and they are a lot of fun to work with. SmackDown to me, and I’m not casting anything against Raw, but maybe it’s a little more fun. Maybe it’s because there is a little less pressure in the fact we tape the show and it’s an hour shorter than Raw.”
“I mean Raw is like a runaway train sometimes, which is fun to watch. It’s not always fun to be a part of the broadcast because it’s high-pressure show, producing a three-hour live show every week. SmackDown has been a lot of fun. More moves are in the future. They are moving to USA Network next year. That is going to be huge with Raw and SmackDown on the same network.”
Check out the interview in its entirety, here. Lawler also discussed wrestling NXT Champion Kevin Owens before he came to WWE and much more.