WWE Hall Of Famer Jerry Lawler is set to make his return to Monday Night Raw to sit at the announce desk where he spent the best part of 25 years.
Following Monday’s show, it was revealed on Raw Talk that Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler will be filling in on commentary duties for Corey Graves beginning on the 11th of April edition of Raw emanating from Detroit, Michigan.
Graves will be absent from his usual spot at the commentary table as he will be on his honeymoon. Graves and fiancée Carmella are due to wed on April 7th.
Jerry Lawler was a regular part of the Raw commentary team until April 2020 when he was replaced by Samoa Joe following a post-WrestleMania 37 of the announce teams in WWE.
The King began appearing as a commentator on WWE television in the early 1990s while still competing in the ring. Over the next few years, his matches became more and more infrequent with Lawler taking up residence alongside Jim Ross at the WWE announce desk for the much-loved Attitude Era.
Lawler’s final full-time run on commentary came between 2019 and April 2020. During this period he called the action with Tom Phillips, Vic Joseph, and Byron Saxton. However, the Hall of Famer was abruptly removed from commentary after describing a moonsault from Akira Tozawa as a “ramen noodle moonsault.”
Already scheduled for Lawler’s return edition of Raw is Rey Mysterio taking on Veer Mahan, AJ Styles facing Edge’s new disciple Damian Priest, and Sasha Banks & Naomi defending the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship against Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan.