Jerry Lawler Says The WWE Has Become Politically Correct


WWE Hall Of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler has launched another episode of his podcast, Dinner With The King, in which he discusses a variety of professional wrestling topics. During the interview Lawler touched on WWE being labeled as PG by many people, but thinking it’s actually rated PC for Politically Correct. Here are the highlights:

Jim Carrey’s ‘Jim and Andy’ film tidbit:

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“After we finished wrapping the movie and did that the last scenes in New York, that day he [Jim Carrey] invited me to dinner, and- and this was like this is going to be so cool because, you know, he was going to be out of character I was used to him being Andy Kaufman.

“So I was going to get to go to dinner and after all this bad blood between he and I during the filming of the movie, we were going to go out to eat together and then then sit and talk about all of this stuff. So he told me this really nice restaurant and to meet him at there in New, York, City. Anyway I went and he stood me up and he talks about that. I didn’t realize at the time that he did it intentionally. But I didn’t know that until I saw this documentary. He was even more of a jerk than I thought.”

WWE being PG or PC: 

“Everybody says ‘what does PG mean?’ Think everybody gets that wrong. I don’t think they’re PG. PG means you can be risky and and say some stuff like that, but then it’s up to the parents to decide. If that’s okay, for your kid to hear it, that’s what that means. Parental guidance.

“So the parents should listen and decide whether they think this is okay for the kids, but I think what the WWE has become is PC. And, it’s what the whole world has become politically correct and worrying about offending anybody. That’s what keeps you muzzled so to speak.”

You can listen to Dinner With The King by clicking this link here.

H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions