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REPORT: Jerry Lawler is being permanently replaced on WWE Raw commentary team

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler has once again been replaced as part of the WWE Raw commentary team.

Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Samoa Joe has permanently replaced Lawler.

As of this writing, there’s no word yet on what this means for Joe’s in-ring status. Per the report, it’s possible that WWE books Joe as a commentator while also doing angles that leads to him wrestling as well.

Of course with anything in WWE, plans could change. If WWE runs into a situation where their roster depth is low, WWE could put him back as a full-time wrestler.

Originally, the belief was that Joe was filling in for Lawler on the announce team over concerns of Lawler being at risk of getting the coronavirus during the pandemic while working TV tapings.

Thus, there’s no word on whether WWE plans to bring Lawler back to the announce team once the virus is under control and WWE starts running normal TV events.

The Raw star suffered an injury while filming a commercial for the company with the belief that the injury was a concussion. Joe is still not cleared from his latest concussion. He was brought back in late April to fill in for Lawler on commentary. His work in this role has been highly praised by fans.


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