On the latest episode of Dinner With The King, Jerry Lawler talked about why he was disappointed in the women’s Money in the Bank match and more. Here are the highlights:
On the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match (32:20 mark of show):
“That’s one thing that disturbed me, and hopefully they will fix that in some kind of way. That’s what WWE has been about. We don’t even call them Divas anymore; it’s the Women’s Division because it’s about empowering women. So much of the emphasis that the WWE has put on the Women’s Division has done that.
That’s why I was disappointed to see, in the first ever, historic Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match, that they had to have a man climb the ladder and retrieve the Money in the Bank briefcase. I’m one of them [people who are upset about the finish].”
On the Mid-South Coliseum (21:54 mark):
“I was on a flight one time with one of the Memphis officials, and he said, “Jerry, the city of Memphis would sell you the Mid-South Coliseum for one dollar.”
I said, “Really?” They said, “Yeah. But I just want to remind you that just sitting there, the cost of it being closed just sitting there the way it is costs the city $63,000”.
That’s not a house-note that I can take on right now. Even thought I would like to have the Coliseum. But I don’t want to be paying $63,000 a month for it.”
Which current WWE star would be huge in old-school Memphis (15:15 mark):
“A Bray Wyatt. I would have loved to have had the Bray Wyatt character down in Memphis. That would have fit right in what we did. And the whole Wyatt Family; any of those guys we could have made a ton of money with in our old-school Memphis days.”
For the full interview, check out Dinner with The King.