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WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler recently did an interview with the mobile version of CTWeekender.com to promote this Monday's WWE RAW in Hartford, CT.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
Vince has done some outrageous things over the years. What shocked you the most?
The fun thing for me, is even though I’ve been in this business for forty years, I’m still a big fan of wrestling. I have the pleasure of having the best seat in the house every week. Some of my fondest memories are of the feud between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Vince McMahon. You never knew what to expect. Every single week something shocking happened, like when Stone Cold poured cement in Vince’s Corvette. My most fond memories of WWE involve Vince McMahon. He never ceases to entertain and shock.
How did the transition from wrestler to commentary come about?
My whole life it was my dream to be a wrestler, and I’ve been able to fulfill that dream for 40 years. When I first started in WWE I was fortunate enough to have big rivalries with Bret Hart, and Roddy Piper. My big opportunity on commentary came when Macho Man Randy Savage unexpectedly jumped ship to WCW. Vince came to me and asked if I would like to work with him on commentary for the night and they would find someone else for the next week. Well, 19 years later and I’m still doing it every week! I still love wrestling and I never know when I will get the call to wrestle on Raw. A few weeks ago I fought Daniel Bryan, and if I had won I would have gotten a shot at the WWE championship from CM Punk. I do still wrestle outside of WWE and I’m at the point where I can pick and choose my spots. They are mostly independent shows and tend to be fundraisers or for charity. It keeps my feet wet and keeps me in ring shape. I want to get another match at Wrestlemania under my belt before I retire.
Which young and up and coming superstar do you think is impressive and has the most potential to become a huge star?
Guys come along and are impressive for different reasons, and sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised. I’ll be honest and say when I heard of the idea they had for Brodus Clay and the build up they were going to give him, I said he’ll be OK but he wont catch on. But boy was I wrong. He’s popular and kids love him and want to dance with him every week. Another guy s Mason Ryan. He has all the tools, he’s a great physical specimen, and has charisma. We haven’t seen a lot of him lately but I expect him to be a big superstar of the future.
Lawler also talks about his greatest RAW moment, a comical, hypothetical match between he and CM Punk, his t-shirts he wears on-air and more. To read the full interview, click here.