Wrestling Community Reacts After Legend Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler Suffers A Stroke

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Jerry “The King” Lawler has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.

Action 5 News reports that the 73-year-old wrestling and broadcast legend suffered a stroke and underwent surgery at a Florida hospital on Monday. He reportedly was at home when the incident happened.

Lawler is currently recovering in the hospital.

“The King” is one of the most famous wrestlers and personalities – having a career that has spawned over 5 decades since debuting in 1970. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

Thoughts and prayers have been pouring in from across the wrestling world on social media.


Jerry Lawler has had serious health conditions in the past.

He previously suffered a stroke in 2018. He also had a heart attack during an on-air broadcast in 2012 where he had to receive CPR.

The King has been one of the staples of the wrestling world for decades. He has held numerous titles across various wrestling promotions and territories such as the NWA, AWA, WCCW, and WWF.

He is also known for his feud with actor Andy Kaufman, which gained international fame.

After his wrestling career, Lawler became part of the legendary WWE broadcasting team along with Jim Ross. Although he still appeared in various matches from time to time, as recent as a few weeks ago.

OutKick will continue to update Lawler’s condition as more information becomes available.

Written by Mike Gunzelman

Mike “Gunz” Gunzelman has been involved in the sports and media industry for over a decade. He’s also a risk taker - the first time he ever had sushi was from a Duane Reade in Penn Station in NYC.

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