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The most talked-about event on this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw was not related to the build to Sunday’s Survivor Series pay-per-view. Instead, what most wrestling fans are talking about was the way that the heel WWE Champion CM Punk and Paul Heyman mocked Jerry Lawler for the heart attack he suffered on September 10.Did I expect it to happen? Yes.Did I expect it to happen as quickly as it did? Yes.Did I expect it to happen in the manner it was done? Yes.It’s all about the expectations. If you didn’t think WWE was going to use the heart attack in an angle, then you are underestimating what WWE does. If you expected it to do it, then you’re like me and you realized it was just a wrestling angle used as a device to get more heat on the current WWE Champion.History Repeats ItselfThere are many things that WWE has done over the years to push the envelope in terms of the health of somebody on the show. If you’ll recall they had Eddie Guerrero’s mom suffer a heart attack in 2004 du...

Another Early 2013 Movie for The Rock?, JR & Cole Comment on Lawler

- Jim Ross wrote the following on Twitter after last night’s RAW with Jerry Lawler’s return: “Thought @MichaelCole had a super night. Helluva challenging job. Loved hearing him back w/ @JerryLawler. Gr8 work gentlemen. #sauceit @WWE” “Gr8 crowd in Columbus 2nite. Thx for emotionally investing. It helps! I’ve really enjoyed working w/ @MichaelCole. Love @JerryLawler! ...

Jerry Jarrett Upset With Jerry Lawler Return Segment, Longtime Magazines Discontinued

- Jerry Jarrett, Jerry Lawler’s former business partner, took offense to WWE using the legendary grappler’s near-fatal heart attack as a “cheap heat” angle on Raw Monday.Nine weeks following the ordeal, a tearful Lawler offered his gratitude for the amount of support he received. The WWE Hall of Famer was then interrupted by CM Punk, who continued their on-screen rivalry...

Jerry Jarrett Rips Lawler/Punk RAW Angle – Turns It Off

Jerry Jarrett posted the following on his Facebook, discussing Monday night’s angle where Jerry Lawler returned to RAW… I watched WWE last night. Jerry Lawler was returning after surviving a life threatening heart attack. I sat watching the television with a feeling of pride that they were honoring the return of such a great wrestler. I sat thinking, “now this is real class”...

Austin Thanks Fans, What JR Did After Lawler Returned, Hornswoggle

- Via Twitter, Steve Austin thanked fans for the success of the second premiere of his Redneck Island reality show:“Thanks to everyone for tuning into #RedneckIsland on #CMT!!! The show kicked ass. Thank you again and here’s a ice cold Cyber Beer! Cheers!!”- After Jerry Lawler made his return to commentary on RAW last night, Jim Ross returned backstage and noted on Twitter...

Jim Ross Done with Announcing?, Raw Social Media Score

- Jim Ross commented on his future as a WWE announced following Jerry Lawler’s return.“No..I’m NOT retired. No..I’m NOT finished broadcasting. Nx assignment awaits. #WWE.”- This week’s episode of WWE Raw scored 253,251 in social media activity, which was up 53 percent compared to last week’s pre-taped show according to Trendrr.TV.Raw ranked #1 on cable TV and topped...

CM Punk and Paul Heyman Tweet About the Lawler Heart Attack Angle on RAW, JBL Comments

- WWE has come under fire from some fans online for last night’s RAW where they aired the video of EMT’s working on Jerry Lawler after his recent heart attack. Fans are also voicing their concern over the angle with CM Punk and Paul Heyman mocked Lawler’s heart attack. Punk, Heyman and JBL have been tweeting about the angle since last night’s RAW ended. Here are some comments...

Did the Punk-Lawler heart attack promo cross the line?

While I am sure that the WWE wanted a lot of buzz the week before Survivor Series 2012, I don’t know if this is the buzz they were looking for. Thousands of fans are outraged over a segment on Monday Night RAW and it is time to ask whether the WWE went too far with its Punk-Heyman-Lawler segment.


Join us tonight at 8pm EST for fast live coverage of RAW with Jerry Lawler’s return, Ryback vs. Brad Maddox, CM Punk vs. John Cena and more. Coverage begins when RAW hits the air so stay tuned…

Austin and Others Comments on Heyman’s Fake Heart Attack

- The talk about Paul Heyman and CM Punk mocking Jerry Lawler’s heart attack on RAW continues on Twitter with several wrestlers weighing in such as Steve Austin and Chris Jericho. The Baltimore Sun’s Arda Ocal spoke with some Superstars and got their reactions: Steve Austin: “I believe in pushing the envelope in an aggressive fashion. But when a guy damn near dies at ringside...
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