WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler was interviewed this week by Alex Marvez of ScrippsNews.com to hype his first WrestleMania match this Sunday night. Here are some highlights of what Lawler said about:
Would His Deceased Mother Approve of Being Used in WWE Storylines:
“Probably not, but I don’t mean that in a bad way. My mom was never a wrestling fan. She worked for us for 20 years at the (Memphis) wrestling company, but all she did was sold advance tickets for us. She never stayed for the matches. She couldn’t stand watching me wrestle. It made her too nervous. No matter what age, I was always her baby. She was worried about her son getting hurt.”
Almost Giving Up on Getting a WrestleMania Match:
“Every single year it just seemed like something else would come up. I’d get pushed to the backburner or it just wasn’t remembered,” Lawler said. “When 2009 and 2010 came and went with nothing there, I wasn’t really expecting anything just because it was a situation where I thought the age thing was going to play a big factor.”
His Match with Michael Cole & Cole’s Lack of Training:
“All I know is when I hit him, he’s going down one way or the other whether he knows how to fall or not. In that respect, I don’t think there’s any way he can screw up,” Lawler said.