He’s sticking around. Monday Night Raw has been around for a very long time, with almost twenty seven years and counting at this point. There have been a lot of people on the show over the years and no real constants over the span of the show’s history. One of the few has been the announcers, with a handful of names hanging around the show for a long time. Of those constants, one is going to be sticking around a lot longer.
Jerry Lawler has been around WWE for a very long time now, starting his run with the company in the early 1990s. While he has wrestled occasionally over the years, his most famous role has been as a color commentator for several shows, most notably Monday Night Raw. He returned to the position when the show was retooled a bit back in October and that seems to be just the start.
Lawler has been around a long time. Check out some of his greatest WWE hits:
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Lawler announced that he had signed a new three year deal with the company during an appearance at GalaxyCon. Lawler, who turned seventy years old on Friday, has done commentary for Monday Night Raw on and off for twenty five years, with his most notable time spent paired with Jim Ross. It is not clear if his new deal is only for commentary or as part of a combination of something else.
And then there was this, where it almost happened. Check out the build to Lawler nearly winning the WWE Championship:
Opinion: I know Lawler has been around for a long time and is getting up there in years but he has a certain charm to him that makes him feel like an important part of WWE. Maybe it is just how long he has been around, but it is something that you can’t shake off and that is a cool thing to have. It’s one thing to imagine Lawler not on commentary, but not having him around at all doesn’t seem possible.
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Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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