WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler Reveals He Suffered Stroke Before WrestleMania

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 11, 2018

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Jerry Lawler suffered a stroke last month, the WWE Hall of Famer revealed on his podcast.

Speaking on Dinner With The King, Lawler told co-host Glenn Moore (h/t Corey Jacobs of WrestlingNews.co) he had a stroke March 21. 

The medical scare left him unable to talk for over two days, though he said he ultimately made a full recovery and helped commentate during the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 34 last Sunday.

Lawler went into cardiac arrest during a live edition of Raw in September 2012. He received medical attention at the WWE announce table before going backstage and to a hospital for further treatment.

Lawler was back in WWE only two months later, and CM Punk used his near-death experience as fodder for an in-ring promo:

The 68-year-old continued to work in a full-time announcing role with WWE until July 2016, when the company announced he'd be transitioning to a role as a pre-show analyst prior to pay-per-views on the WWE Network. WWE then removed him from that role in December 2016 and has limited his appearance to one-off occasions such as WrestleMania.


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