WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler returns to the ring this weekend for the first time since suffering a heart attack on Monday Night RAW last year. Lawler has been medically cleared to compete, and will be participating in an 8-person inter-gender tag team match at the !BANG! TV Sound Stage in Ocala, Florida.
Here are the participants for the match:
Jerry “The King” Lawler, Dory Funk Jr., Johnny Magnum and Jessica Power-House Hill vs. Cory “Wild” Weston, Quinton “Drop-Back” Hitchcock, Romero Youngblood and Hollywood Heather
Lawler spoke to Ocala.com said this about his decision to get back in the ring:
“[My doctor] said everything looked great, that I was good to go,” said Lawler. “I asked if I can go back to doing what I’ve always done, and he said it wouldn’t be a problem, that it actually should be good because it will be cardio work, which is good for me. Anything to get my heart rate up. I asked if taking a body slam would be an issue. He said nothing like that would affect my heart.”
Lawler revealed that he is still dealing with a memory loss issues stemming from the heart attack – and it should show everybody that even somebody that never used drugs, smoked cigarettes or drank alcohol that you can still have a fatal heart attack.