WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler had an interesting interaction with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
The pro wrestling legend was working the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the pre-show panel and later called the Men’s Royal Rumble Match.
During a recent episode of his Dinner With The King podcast, Lawler reflected on how he was working the kickoff show where all of a sudden the Chairman called his personal cell phone and gave him some instructions.
“I think we had already done the opening of the [Kickoff Show] and all of a sudden – this was just crazy,” Lawler said. “I don’t even know how I had my phone sitting behind my crown where nobody could see my phone, but if I needed it, I could use it or look down, or text, or whatever. And all of a sudden, my phone lights up. I had it on silent but my phone lights up, and we’re in a little commercial thing where they’re showing some b-roll or whatever, so I look at my phone and I was taken aback. I’m thinking, does that really say what I think it says? And it says, ‘Vince McMahon’.
“I’m like, this can’t be right. I’m on the Pre-Show, Vince McMahon calling me, right? I mean, this is gotta be some kind of rib or something. So I press, I go, ‘Hello?’ And all of a sudden Vince goes, ‘King?’ I said, ‘Yeah?’ He said, ‘Take your crown and move it from your right side over to your left side.’ And I’m in shock, and I pick my crown up and I move it over to the left side, and I say, ‘Like that?’ He said, ‘Perfect, thank you.’ And he hangs up. I’m thinking, this is awesome. Not only is Vince watching the Pre-Show right now, he’s actually looking at the Pre-Show in such depth and detail that he thinks he’s looking there and he’s thinking, you know, I think this would be a better shot of King’s crown were it not in between him and Booker. If it was just over on his right side, I think that would be better.”
You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below:
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcript