WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler is making his in-ring return in a tag match at Dory Funk Jr.'s Bang TV taping in Ocala, Florida. Lawler said his cardiologist gave him the ok to wrestle at Saturday's event.
"He said everything looked great, that I was good to go," Lawler told Ocala.com. "I asked if I can go back to doing what I've always done, and he said it wouldn't be a problem, that it actually should be good because it will be cardio work, which is good for me. Anything to get my heart rate up. I asked if taking a body slam would be an issue. He said nothing like that would affect my heart. I asked if I could play tennis. He told me, ‘Yeah, no problem.' I then told him, ‘Well, I never could before, so why now?'"
Drew's Take: Leave it to Lawler to make cornball jokes. Would you expect any less? Regardless, it's good to hear he's cleared to wrestle. Fingers crossed he doesn't run into any problems.