If you're planning on watching Raw on Monday, Jan. 6, don't expect to see Jerry Lawler at the announcer table.
SEScoops reported that "The King" was hospitalized after falling ill ahead of the show in Baltimore:
Breaking news coming out of Baltimore, Maryland – site of tonight’s WWE RAW.
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler has been hospitalized.
Lawler was vomiting and experiencing chest pains this afternoon and it quickly became clear he needed urgent medical attention.
The news comes from a reliable source who is backstage at RAW right now.
Kevin Cerrito of MemphiSport (via PW Mania) reported that Lawler is doing better and is feeling "fine."
Later in the evening WWE.com officially addressed the situation:
Former star Iron Sheik was quick to offer his support on Twitter:
The @JerryLawler make best picture of the legend. He my old friend he make me Iranian flag in the Memphis. He a legend. Im a legend— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) January 6, 2014
The concern for Lawler stems from the events of Sept. 10, 2012. During a live edition of Raw, Lawler collapsed at the announce table. Fans in attendance and watching at home had no idea what was happening, later finding out that "The King" had suffered a heart attack.
He returned to Raw in November, with his health scare played up by CM Punk.
Although this is encouraging news for Lawler, he may have to spend another extended period of time away from WWE. It's doubtful that his doctor will allow the WWE Hall-of-Famer to get back on the road so soon after a scare of this magnitude.