Jerry Lawler’s Wrestling Friends Wish Him Well
(Memphis) Jerry Lawler continues to recover in a hospital in Montreal, Canada, after suffering a heart attack at a WWE RAW event.
Lawler’s family members are now with him and have told close friends that he is alert and able to squeeze loved ones’ hands.
There is concern over whether there might be brain damage, but as of Tuesday night, it is too soon to tell.
Buddy Wayne, who wrestled with Lawler and remembers Lawler getting his start, said he was shocked to hear about the heart attack.
“I just stated to somebody the other day. Man, he’s in great shape. But you don’t never know,” Wayne said.
He said, “I pray for Jerry. Believe me, and I’ll continue praying. Because I believe all you people out there are praying for him too.”
Wayne said he admires Lawler’s talent in the ring and values his true friendship.
Reggie Walker, also known as Reggie B Fine, echoed those sentiments. Walker golfs with Lawler a couple of times a week.
Both Wayne and Walker said Lawler kept himself in excellent shape, and never drank alcohol or used drugs.
If there was only one weakness, Walker said it might be fried chicken.
“As soon as we get through playing golf, we got to go get a bucket of Church’s chicken,” Walker said.
Walker was watching the televised event in Montreal Monday night, and he could tell something was wrong.
“I’d never seen that look in his face before. And I’ve been around this man for 22, 23 years. I’ve never seen that blank stare before,” he said.
Both he and Wayne hope and pray Lawler bounces back.