In an interview with the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show, Jerry “The King” Lawler spoke about his upcoming WWE DVD release, as well as his announcing style and the fact that he thinks this past year’s Wrestlemania was the best ever.
Below are the highlights:
On WrestleMania 31: “I’m gonna be perfectly honest with you, every year that we do WrestleManias I ask myself when it’s over, ‘Gosh how are they gonna top that’ and somehow every year they do. Going into this year’s WrestleMania, on paper I was just thinking ‘This may not be the greatest WrestleMania I’ve ever seen. It’s gonna be good but just maybe not great.’ I’m gonna tell you it turned out to surpass expectations in my mind. To me it was the best WrestleMania that I can remember.”
The Highlights of this year’s Wrestlemania included The “Monday Night Wars” between WCW and WWE come to a head when Triple H battled Sting with the NWO and DX battling on the outside. UFC Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey coming to the aid of The Rock and Seth Rollins cashing in his Money in the Bank contract for the first time at a Wrestlemania and successfully taking the WWE World Heavyweight Title from Brock Lesnar.
On his announcing style: “What I like to try to do is put myself in of position of I’ve got the best seat in the house watching a wrestling show with my next door neighbor or a good friend of mine, and just saying whatever comes into my mind as I’m watching the show. That’s the way I’ve always approached my color commentary, as a wrestling fan not as a wrestler.”
On his upcoming DVD: “One of the cool things I’m really happy about this, the 6 hours of matches consists of a lot of our old Memphis footage. Some of the matches that were big down here in Memphis, that people down here at the time, when there was no nationwide TV or satellite TV or cable TV, only the people in the Mid-South got exposed to our matches here. So now this is going to be the first opportunity for a lot of people to see some great Memphis wrestling that they may have heard about over the years but we were real proud of down here.”