On the latest episode of Dinner With The King, Jerry Lawler gave his thoughts on the passing of legendary announcer Lance Russell. Here are the highlights they sent along:
Lawler on Russell’s effect on his career and life:
“You know, a lot of times when a loved one or a great, close friend passes away, you are left with the feeling that I never really got to say goodbye or I never really got to tell the person how I felt about them.
But I’m happy in the fact that over the years, I did have several opportunities to tell Lance how much I thought I thought of him, how much I loved him, how important he was to me. Without Lance, there would be no me. And I knew that, and I had the opportunity to say that to Lance Russell. I loved Lance Russell. There’ll never be another person like him.”
Should Lance Russell be in the WWE Hall of Fame?
“I think he’s certainly deserving. Even though he didn’t ever work for the WWE, hey, WWE is putting a lot of people in the Hall of Fame that didn’t necessarily work for them. Which I think is a great thing. Even though it’s called the WWE Hall of Fame, they are opening their arms a little further; it’s more of a wrestling hall of fame. At least in my eyes, he’s the greatest wrestling commentator ever.”
For the full episode, check out Dinner With The King.
Would be great if they could do like the Baseball Hall of Fame with the women- a separate section- and have the Territories section for Lance and Andy Kaufman and others.