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“The Outdated Firm Is Lifeless” – TJR Wrestling



A WWE favorite has left the corporate.

As reported by Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Jerry Lawler is not underneath contract with WWE. The report notes that “WWE quietly declined” to supply the Corridor of Famer a brand new deal.

Lawler hadn’t been a daily on tv for a while, and it’s believed his contract led to early 2024.

Johnson added that information of Lawler’s departure was met with shock, with one supply noting that underneath Vince McMahon the veteran would have at all times “been taken care of,” however added that it is a “new period.” The identical individual claimed the “previous firm is lifeless” earlier than stating:

“Folks can say they hate Vince [McMahon] and Kevin [Dunn] all they need, and so they’d be proper to take action, however sure folks would have been taken care of. Lawler would have been one, however this isn’t the previous WWE. Howard Finkel, God bless him, wouldn’t have had a job for all times right here anymore, both.”

The Memphis veteran suffered a severe stroke in 2023, lastly ending his in-ring profession, however Jerry Lawler not too long ago revealed he’s doing “nice” health-wise.

How Lengthy Had Jerry Lawler Been With WWE?

By the point Jerry Lawler arrived within the WWF in 1992, he was already thought of a legend due to his exploits in his dwelling territory of Memphis. Throughout the early 80s, Lawler’s feud with Andy Kaufman rubber-stamped his place in historical past, whereas launching himself into the mainstream

Though Lawler wrestled in WWE he’s finest identified for his time on the commentary desk alongside Jim Ross with the pair appearing because the soundtrack to the Angle Period. Other than a short interval in 2001 when he walked out in a row over the therapy of his then-wife, Lawler labored often with WWE for over three many years, famously struggling a coronary heart assault whereas on the air in 2012.

Regardless of his well being issues, Lawler repeatedly returned to tv and continued to wrestle on the unbiased scene into his 70s.

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