Jim Ross Confident Of Jerry Lawler Reunion After WWE Exit

Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler call the action

Jim Ross doesn’t think fans have seen the last of JR and The King.

On May 6th, it was reported that Jerry Lawler’s WWE contract had expired, and the company had decided against offering him a new one. Although it was later clarified that Lawler remains linked to WWE via a legends deal, the man himself admitted his run with the company is over.

Lawler was already a legend by the time he made his way to WWE in 1992, but it was his run alongside Jim Ross in the commentary booth that cemented his legacy. JR and ‘The King’ called many of the most famous moments in WWE history from the Attitude Era and beyond.

For decades the pair have remained close friends, and now Ross has revealed he’s confident he’s yet to make his final appearance with Lawler.

Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Ross feels he’s destined to link up with his long-time friend somewhere down the road.

“I felt bad about this week’s news about Lawler, my partner. You know, I don’t think that he and I have worked our last match together, I really don’t believe that. I think somewhere down the road, if nothing else it’ll be at an appearance.

You’ll notice he never wears his Hall of Fame ring. But he’ll wear the frigging Superman ring until the cows come home. I’ve never seen him wear it. That’s just King, Superman takes bigger priority than the WWE Hall of Fame.”

Jim Ross Says It’s “Not His Place” To Campaign For Jerry Lawler In AEW

When the news of Lawler’s WWE exit was confirmed, many fans wondered whether he would now land in AEW — even for a one-off appearance.

Ross said he has no idea about Lawler’s future plans, AEW or otherwise, but remains confirmed they’ll work together somewhere in some capacity.

“He’s gonna be fine. He’s always lived within his means. I doubt if he’s got any debt, even on his real estate, he owns a huge, beautiful home in Memphis. I stayed there many times, it’s pretty good. So we’re pulling him for him in all all aspects. I just think that JR and the King in an appearance is marketable after all these years together, so we’ll see how that works out.

I’m not saying that he’s gonna join the staff at AEW whatsoever. I don’t have any idea about that. And nor do I want to know, it’s not my place to hire talent. But I certainly feel in my bones that there’ll be opportunities for he and I worked together, whether it be on a TV show, a one-off type thing, certainly some appearances.”

Jim Ross recently admitted he’s closing in on retirement after signing a new one-year deal with AEW in March. The commentary legend noted at the time that it would be realistic to think the contract would be his last as an announcer.

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