During his latest podcast, Jerry “The King” Lawler and Sean Reedy talked about the empty arena edition of Monday Night Raw from the Performance Center. There was very little wrestling on the show but WWE did the best they could under the circumstances.
Lawler said, “They put Asuka out there to help with the commentary and to try to help make some noise and keep things as loud as possible during the match where it wouldn’t be silence so that helped a lot. It’s a tough go and I felt sorry for Rey and Andrade and Zelina but they still did great.”
Fans on social media had a lot of praise for Asuka’s commentary and Lawler agreed: “If you look online and the internet, she was the hit of the show. Everybody seemed to love Asuka on commentary.” Lawler said he would love to have Asuka on commentary again. He said, “That would be awesome. I could imagine sitting and doing just a little sit-down interview with her. It would have to be that the people would think I knew what she was saying and of course, I would just interpret it into a whole hilarious and funny or scathing interview or promo about somebody else and putting it into my words. Actually, everybody would know I had no clue what Asuka was really saying. You could do some funny stuff with that. Except the Japanese audience would know that I was an idiot out there.”
Lawler said it’s kind of difficult to communicate her but she works hard to learn English.
Lawler also talked about what WWE did to keep everyone as safe as possible with limited personnel being allowed at the PC at the same time.
“When I got there to the arena it was almost like a Fort Knox situation,” Lawler said. “They had everything closed down. There were security guards that met you there out in the parking lot. They came up in an Uber in the parking lot and they escorted me up to the front door. I didn’t get there until probably about 2:30 or something in the afternoon. Of course, everybody had already been there before me and so anyway, they stuck a thing in your ear to take your temperature and mine was 98.6. I went inside and the whole place had been refurbished or whatever for that particular situation to where you would have wrestlers and all the camera crew people [for the show].”
He continued, “They sort of had it where everyone was kind of kept apart away from each other. I never even went to catering. I just kind of hung out in talent relations and then of course, we went around and did some rehearsals…I talked to Mark The Undertaker and I talked to Steve Austin a lot and to Vince. I was sort of surprised that Vince was there but Vince was there. It was like a regular Monday Night Raw. They had people just go through the motions…”
Lawler also talked about the end of the show when Steve Austin interacted with Byron Saxton before celebrating with beers with Becky Lynch to close out the show.
“I don’t know what happened with those Stone Cold Stunner kicks but every one of them were a little below the belt, it looked like. To me and Tom that was really funny. I don’t know if it was very funny to Byron. Byron is a funny guy, I really love him.”
Lawler added, “He had no idea earlier in the day that he was going to be drowned with beer. Byron had on a really nice suit, he was so proud of his red socks and the way he was dressed and of course, that all got ruined with the beer bath.”
The podcast also covers the latest news regarding the coronavirus and Lawler responds to fans who think WWE has brought back the American Badass version of The Undertaker.