Lawler is also a talented artist with his artwork raising the most money for charity at the annual WWE Art Auction during WrestleMania Week. He also shared a funny story about Booker T’s artistic talents.
As the third hour passed on Raw, no commentary out of respect to Lawler. Tense explained the mood, but the show continued as is accustomed in WWE. Cole updated the viewing audience which was better than the initial announcement. Lawler was taken to a nearby hospital, breathing on his own.
John Cena and Punk (with the legendary Bret Hitman Hart in the ring) cut a tremendous promo for their Night of Champions match to end the show. Kudos to them under those circumstances.
Cole them made one last update, before the broadcast ended, saying Lawler was responsive to doctors, and his heart was beating on its own. Appearing a little more relieved, Cole encouraged Lawler to keep fighting and wished his friend well.
Credit Cole for the updates and maintaining his composure at the broadcast table. Also, good job by doctors, EMTs, medical facility staff and WWE personnel.
• Fans like Victor Delgado, Israel Lopez, Trudy Myers, Mary Napolitano and John Quinton send their best.
• Many in the business via Twitter are wishing Lawler well and/or praying for him including Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, Jeff Jarrett, Bret Hart, Bill Apter, Edge, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase Jr., Christian, Sheamus, Layla, Zack Ryder, Eve Torres, Heath Slater, Tamina Snuka, William Regal, Wade Barrett, Natalya, The Usos, Jinder Mahal, Ricardo Rodriguez, Alex Riley, Drew McIntyre, Mason Ryan, Kelly Kelly, Hornswoggle, Johnny Curtis, Justin Roberts, Trent Barreta, Derrick Bateman, Tommy Dreamer, Joey Styles, Al Snow, Taz, Diamond Dallas Page, Matt Hardy, Christopher Daniels, Mickie James, ODB, Jay Lethal, Carlos Colon, Torrie Wilson, Maryse, Billy Corgan, Ezekeil Jackson, Howard Finkel, Lilian Garcia, AJ Lee, Michael McGillicutty, The Young Bucks, Rosita, Todd Grisham, Maria Menounos, and his good friend and former broadcast partner Jim Ross.
Ross tweeted þ@JRsBBQ he wished he was in Montreal to be with his friend.
As the tensions simmered with better news, one of my favorite tweets came from ECW original Tommy Dreamer @THETOMMYDREAMER , “Going to bed I look fwd to tomorrow & hearing about how @JerryLawler pulled the strap down & an amazing comeback #PrayForLawler.”