WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler suffered a stroke prior to WrestleMania 34 weekend.
On the latest episode of Dinner With The King, Lawler disclosed to his co-host, Glenn Moore that on 3/21, shortly before going to the WonderCon event in Anaheim, he and his girlfriend were together when she noticed that one side of “The King’s” face was paralyzed, accompanied by slurry words. Jerry was rushed to the hospital where he had trouble communicating with others and had high blood pressure rating of 296/145.
However, three days after the stroke, Lawler was able to talk normally again and his health indicated much improvement. On 3/24, he was released from the hospital and the only people whom Jerry had told about the situation prior to the podcast were the joint Executive Vice President of WWE, Triple H and Kevin Dunn.
However, “The King” was present at WrestleMania 34 weekend hosting the 2018 Hall of Fame ceremony and also as the special guest commentator for the Fifth Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal during the WrestleMania 34 pre-show. Jerry also appeared at WrestleCon Supershow doing an angle with Joey Ryan where he threw a fireball at Ryan’s genitals. Jerry Lawler is also scheduled to unite with Jim Ross as the announcing team for the Greatest Royal Rumble in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on April 27, 2018.