The WWE released a declaration Thursday night after “Raw” went off the air in Montreal: “Jerry “The King” Lawler experienced cardiac arrest while commentating during last evening's transmitted of Thursday Night Raw in Montreal. We are optimistic Jerry creates a complete restoration and profits to WWE in the long run. Our ideas are with Jerry and his close relatives.”
Broadcast associate Eileen Cole informed the audiences that the scenario was “serious,” but Lawler was respiration on his own.
“This is not part of tonight’s entertainment,” Cole said. “This is a real-life scenario.”
During a tag-team go with, Cole and Lawler’s comments became missing from the telecast. Lovers in the viewers started to increase from their chairs and immediate their interest to the transmitted desk at ringside while the camcorders stayed targeted on the activity in the band.
Cole started again stating the go with before showing fans of the scenario later at night.
Cole said Jerry Lawler dropped out of his seat and physicians hurried to the announcer’s desk before a device taken Lawler to the behind the scenes place where he obtained CPR. Cole said Lawler was replying well to assessments and would be given a CT check out in the medical center, and “in common Jerry Lawler style, he’s battling difficult.”
Jerry Lawler’s ex-wife Stacy Jackson said online today that he had a process conducted today.
“He had a stint & a balloon put in. Right now he is still heavily sedated. Will update when I know more,” Carter tweeted today.
Lawler, 62, who primarily does announcing work for the company, does occasionally step into the ring to wrestle. Lawler became briefly involved in a match earlier in the program before returning to do commentary.
Lawler became a star in wrestling during the 1970s and 1980s in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. He received mainstream attention after his scripted feud with comedian Andy Kaufman during the 1980s. Lawler played himself in the 1999 Kaufman biopic, “Man on the Moon.”