Jerry Lawler’s friend and former Memphis wrestling business partner Jerry Jarrett watched The King’s return to RAW on Monday night and was not happy. Lawler’s return was interrupted by WWE Champion CM Punk and his manager Paul Heyman who went on to fake a heart attack.
Jarrett went on his Facebook page to express his outrage:
I watched WWE last night. Jerry Lawler was returning after surviving a life threatening heart attack. I sat watching the television with a feeling of pride that they were honoring the return of such a great wrestler. I sat thinking, “now this is real class”. Just when I was appreciating the class WWE was showing, it ended suddendly with a juvenile cheap heat angle. I turned the television off and starting thinking about Linda McMahon’s hard work and great expense running for the Senate. It is exactly this kind of programming that prevented her from becoming a Senator. Wrestling should have some limits and boundaries. If you offend great portions of the audience, it is a bad angle.
Do you think WWE went too far? Watch Lawler’s return and judge for yourself:
UPDATE: Paul Heyman responds on Twitter…
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