To say that WWE legend Jerry "The King" Lawler should be cautious following his heart attack on Monday Night Raw is kind of a no-brainer.
Of course he should be cautious; heart attacks are no joke. Luckily for him, his brain scan came back normal, according to Tealy Devereaux of Fox 13 in Memphis.
Jerry Lawler's son says his dad is awake and alert. Brain scan just came back normal following heart attack Monday.— Tealy Devereaux (@TDevonFox) September 12, 2012
When Lawler is ready to return to his job as ringside commentator, he and the WWE should vow never to place him inside the squared circle again, unless it's just to talk. That's the only exception.
Forget about a 62-year-old man wrestling in the ring, especially following a heart attack. It doesn't matter if it's a five-minute match or a five-second match. The WWE shouldn't even consider it. Not even if someone attacks him for two seconds after being in the ring.
Forget about it.
It's too risky, but according to Elio Cannella of WrestlingNewsSource.com, Jerry's son was told by doctors that they are hopeful Lawler will soon be able to return to normal physical activity, including wrestling:
According to Kevin Lawler, son of Jerry Lawler, doctors say they are hopeful that Lawler will soon be able to return to normal physical activity including wrestling again once he has recovered from Monday's heart attack.
Obviously this is wonderful news, and we are all grateful to see that "The King" should be back at full strength in the future. However, just because the doctors say he might be able to wrestle again, doesn't mean he should.
Enough is enough.
When it's time to hang it up, it's time to hang it up. He is the perfect ringside commentator alongside Michael Cole. The job description fits him perfectly. There is no need to place him in the ring to wrestle ever again.