Lawler On Why He Initially Didn’t Want To Accept HOF Invite

Nick Paglino

Jerry LawlerIn a new interview conducted by Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler speaks on a number of topics, including why he initially did not want to accept WWE's Hall of Fame invitation. Below is an excerpt from the article which you can read in full by clicking on the above link:

“Vince [McMahon] came to me and said, ‘King we are going to induct you in the Hall of Fame this year.’ Lawler recalled. “My first reaction was, ‘No. I don’t want to.’

“I’d always related the Hall of Fame to baseball and football where you don’t go in until a couple of years after your career is over. So I said to myself and Vince, ‘I don’t feel my career is over. I still want to compete. I still want to perform.’ He said, ‘You have to understand. The WWE Hall of Fame is not like baseball and football in that sense. It’s not that you have to wait until someone’s career is over. If you look around, there are guys in there who still compete, still perform. We just do it to honor and acknowledge what you have accomplished to this point.’

“If someone has accomplished enough to that point, then they are considered for the Hall of Fame. Afterward I didn’t slow down, as I still perform and compete on a regular basis. So it worked out well for me.”

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