Jerry Lawler’s Health Scare Cut Out Of Raw Replays, WWE Brags About Raw Trends, Randy Orton Featured

– During Wednesday night’s Raw replay on mun2, which will air Saturday night on Universal HD and most foreign markets, all matters pertaining to Jerry “The King” Lawler’s health scare during Monday’s live broadcast were edited off the show. This includes all of broadcaster Michael Cole’s updates concering Lawler’s health as well as background shots during the tag team match indicating that something had gone amiss. Cole also did voice-overs for the portion of the show he did not commentate.

– A “Did You Know?” bumper is scheduled for this week’s SmackDown where WWE brags that Raw on Monday was the number one trending show and beat all network programming combined on Twitter. Social media activity for the episode was up 40 percent compared to last week.

– Randy Orton is featured on the cover of the October 2012 issue of WWE Magazine. The headline reads: “EXCLUSIVE! RANDY ORTON – The Apex Predator: On The Hunt For Respect!” Other features include John Cena myths debunked, WWE’s faces of evil, and the 25 most dangerous matches in WWE history.

– The Honky Tonk Man appears for Premier Championship Wrestling’s “Back to School Bash” event on Thursday, Sept. 20 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at Doubles Fun Club.


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  • pwnez

    I agree with this. No reason to have it air again, the first time was disturbing enough.

  • vorhees666

    The social rating was up because once everybody heard about what happened to The King, it got talked about

  • Wing

    Let’s not bring light to a difficult situation, no problems with them cutting it out whatsoever.

  • Swag Daddy

    Good, it was a sad thing that happened and there is no point in showing it again.

  • omega riddler

    it is a kids show, no need to have them relive something like that again

  • tiran66

    I agree with editing out the King’s unfortunate medical crisis but to have Cole do voiceovers for the rest of the show seems to me like WWE is trying to bury the whole story. Also having him do the voiceover puts the lie to WWE wanting to show Jerry respect.