WWE Issues Statement On The Death Of Jerry Springer
World Wrestling Entertainment has commented on the death of television host and former Raw guest host, Jerry Springer.
Jerry Springer is a television legend that passed away on Thursday at the age of 79. Springer hosted a popular (and controversial) talk show called Jerry Springer from 1991 to 2018. It was at its most popular in the 1990s into the early 2000s.
In WWE, Jerry Springer was a natural fit due to the confrontational nature of his television show. WWE brought Springer in as a Raw guest host in 2010 and later in 2014 when The Bella Twins (Nikki & Brie) were feuding.
Prior to hosting his controversial TV show, Springer served as the Mayor of Cincinnati for one year in 1977 as well.
Here is the statement from WWE on their website.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Jerry Springer has passed away.
A former mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, Springer launched his iconic television career for the city’s NBC affiliate before debuting his legendary talk show “Jerry Springer” in 1991. His show captured the zeitgeist of the late ’90s to early 2000’s, bringing him world-wide success and renown. Chants of “Jerry! Jerry!” followed the magnetic host wherever he went, including multiple appearances with WWE.
In WWE, Springer was a guest host of Raw in 2010 and played a part in a hostile rivalry between WWE Hall of Famers Brie and Nikki Bella, attempting to mediate the conflict between the two on an episode of Raw in 2014.
Springer would also lend his talents to WWE in 2015 as the host of the WWE Network series “WWE Too Hot for TV.”
In 2019, after many successful seasons of “Jerry Springer,” Springer became the host of “Judge Jerry,” using his past legal experience to preside over court cases.
WWE extends its condolences to Springer’s family, friends, and fans.”
Everybody at TJRWrestling would also like to send our condolences to Jerry Springer’s family, friends and fans.