Jerry "The King" Lawler is going to be OK, everybody!

Jerry "The King" Lawler recovering fully, reign expected to continue

9/12/12 in WWE   |   JoeKukura   |   491 respect

Blog Photo - Jerry "The King" Lawler is going to be OK, everybody!Wrestling fans, nostalgia lovers, and all The King's men can breathe a sigh of relief with some very good news out of Memphis today. Jerry "The King" Lawler, a seminal figure in professional wrestling who suffered an on-air heart attack during a live broadcast of Monday's "WWE RAW", has been removed from sedation, is no longer attached to a ventilator, and has no signs of brain damage. His condition is stable.

Wait, is wrestling even a sport, and do developments in the WWE deserve to be covered on this site? No it is not, and yes they most certainly do. I imagine that most of us would admit (though perhaps behind closed doors) that pro wrestling was an instrumental factor in our developmental years, and the vast majority of us have retained great fondness for Lawler.

While we knew the Lawler had survived his heart attack Monday night in Montreal, there had been questions whether his heart having stopped would cause permanent brain damage. Some reports, after all, indicated that Lawler had been clinically dead  for 20 minutes while CPR was performed on him. When I think of attacks in wrestling, I want them to involve folding chairs and foreign objects -- not a guy's circulatory system.

Blog Photo - Jerry "The King" Lawler is going to be OK, everybody!Lawler's recovery, though, is confirmed by WMCTV of Memphis and FOX 13's Tealy Deveroux. Lawler's ex-wife Stacy Carter notes on her Facebook page that , "The docs are removing his ventilation & taking him out of sedation. He is responsive, which is great!:

Lawler is one of the great transformational figures in professional wrestling, helping grow the "sport" from high school gymnasiums to gigantic global pay-per-view events. Old folks like me were introduced to wrestling via Lawler's infamous feud with Andy Kaufman. Lawler has held title belts on an astonishing 168 occasions, and has feuded with nearly every contemporary wrestler of note. Lawler has recently done promotional activities for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Far from retired, Lawler had actually wrestled in a tag team match the evening of his heart attack -- at the age of 62! Long live The King, indeed.
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9/22/12   |   rossshelly   |   3 respect

Jerry, I sure hope you get better real soon. I know that me and my family miss you a lot and our prayers have been with you for the last week and of course we are going to continue. We love you and miss you and want you to get better. I am glad they brought back JR but they can have all 3 of ya'll. See you soon.

9/13/12   |   Debi_L   |   11853 respect

Yes, I admit our whole family knows who Jerry "The King" Lawler is, and I even follow WWE on Facebook. Yup, I do.  So I got the alert almost immediately that Jerry had suffered a heart attack, live and on air.  So glad to read that he is recovering and expected to recover fully.  He's a legend - he might not be the Undertaker, or Stone Cold, or even the Rock, but the "sport" wouldn't be the same without him.

9/12/12   |   TigerSooner   |   125 respect

Now Jerry go to work on helpin get one Bill Eadie to quit stressin and we'll call you cleared to be King for a jillion life times, huh Bud? Glad to know that things are better with the ticker and at least GWB isn't to blame for this,hahaha. Who says I can't remember a campaign from several years ago,hehehehe. So maybe I've shown our ages somewhat but hey looking at your and Bob Armstrong''s boys I know I'm not getting any younger, God help me. But hurry and get your butt back to work and in Cole's face where it belongs Ole Friend but most of all take care of you. It's just, me, a blast from your past. 

9/12/12   |   vinny128   |   1 respect

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JERRY  "THE KING"  THANKS  TO GOD YOU OKAY I WAS VERY WORRY FOR  YOU AND I  SEE THE GOOD NEW NOW I AM  OKAY WELCOME BACK AND CUT NOW ON YOUR HEAVY FOOD I AM YOUR BEG FAN  FOR LONG TIME AND COME BACK TO THE TABLE IN SAME WAY YOU GIVE WWE FANS WE LOVE YOU AND FOREVER FROM SHLOMO BENJAMIN NEW YORK QUEENS   

edited to remove e-mail address ~ JCF