WWE News: Jim Ross discusses Jerry Lawler's heart attack and current health

Posted in: WWE News
Nov 8, 2012 - 10:50 AM

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross spoke with Scott Fishman of the Miami Herald regarding Jerry Lawler. "I speak to him, and when we don’t talk, we text about everyday or two," Ross said of Lawler. "He is doing great. He’s feeling great. He’s the luckiest man in the world, quite frankly. I don’t know where else he could have been, unless he was actually sitting in a doctor’s office, when that heart attack occurred, that he would be alive today...

"I was at home in Norman [Okla.] and watching on TV. I don’t know if I’d ever felt a sense of helplessness. I don’t know how many hundreds of hours Jerry and I have broadcast together and coupled that with all the hundreds of hours we traveled together, it’s like having an older brother." Read the full interview at

Powell's POV: Ross noted that he is "taking it week to week" as far as his position on the broadcast team goes. Lawler will return to commentary on Monday in Columbus, Ohio. There's no word yet on whether Ross will remain on commentary or if they are going back to a two man team with Lawler and Michael Cole.

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