Should Jerry Lawler Wrestle One More Match?

Chris Featherstone@@CraveWrestlingFeatured ColumnistSeptember 12, 2012

By now, we should all know the unfortunate happenings that transpired this past Raw.

If you don't, the skinny version of it is that during the tag team title match between Kane/Daniel Bryan vs. Prime Time Players, Jerry "The King" Lawler collapsed while commentating at the announce table and was stretchered out to receive extensive medical treatment.

Moments later, Michael Cole made a formal announcement and stated that he was going to cease commentary for the evening, out of respect for Jerry Lawler.

Lawler ended up suffering from heart complications, but he is now in stable condition, breathing and operating on his own.

We pray that he will have a speedy recovery and strongly believe that he will once again be in optimal condition.

With that being said, we know that Jerry Lawler has not received the best treatment in the WWE when it comes to in-ring action.

After making such an indelible mark in Memphis and in promotions such as the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) and the American Wrestling Association (AWA), Lawler has not made much of an in-ring presence for the WWE. He was placed in major feuds with Bret Hart and Jake Roberts, but for the most part, has been relegated to a commentator for the majority of his tenure.

Based on these facts, the question is, should Jerry Lawler get a proper send-off and wrestle one more match? He wrestled his first WrestleMania match nearly 20 years into his association with the WWEand lost to Michael Cole. He deserves a much better WrestleMania mark than that.

If he was to wrestle one more match, who would it be against and where?

As far as where, WrestleMania 29 would be the only logical choice. The first option for an opponent would be CM Punk, based on the mini-feud they have been involved in the past few weeks. The second option would be Miz, based on the feud they had in 2011. CM Punk will probably be involved in a higher-scale angle, so Miz may be the chosen one.

Regardless of who it is, if Lawler is healed up and in good condition, he deserves to have a better WWE wrestling memory than kissing Bret Hart's foot, causing Jake Roberts to (storyline) relapse and losing to a commentator with no prior wrestling experience.

I'm sure that Lawler will want to get in the ring one more time, so please, WWE, grant him that request and give an atonement for the distasteful in-ring memories.


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