Jerry Still the King: A Case in Favour of a Wrestling Legend
The Internet community is a diverse one. We all have our faces. We all have our heels. And yet I am amazed to read in recent articles and comments that there are people out there that want to see Jerry "The King" Lawler replaced on Raw commentary.
The Hall of Fame King, has been a stable for the last 15 years with his work alongside Vince McMahon and Jim Ross being some of the finest commentary in all of sports. His ability to make us laugh remains to this day.
In today's wrestling world, too much is predictable and robotic. On commentary, there is little freedom for a commentator to say what they want and the results being that there is little difference between the likes of Cole, Striker, Grisham or Matthews. The King and J.R. challenge this.
The problem that the King faces today is that he has no one to banter with. The very obvious differences both he and Cole have with Striker ensures little cooperation on PPVs, whilst Cole's erratic commentary on Raw leaves the King having to be the voice of reason.
The King is a colour commentator, he provides both humour and insight whilst still being original. No other commentator in the WWE is able to do what he does. Matt Striker has his fans, but he tries too hard and as a result his commentary comes across as forced and at times repetitive.
The WWE made a monumental mistake in not bringing back J.R., if it loses the King as well, it will have a detrimental impact on the quality of matches.
At a time when ratings are plummeting, can the WWE really afford to upset the universe? Well, lose the King, and they might just lose this viewer.
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