• Jerry Lawler was asked to stay home and not be a part of WrestleMania 36
  • WWE chairman reportedly was concerned about Lawler in the wake of coronavirus
  • WrestleMania 36 took place last weekend in Florida

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famer, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler is reportedly set to return to the show as a commentator next week.

The WWE Company has been cautious about its employee’s health due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but the retired wrestler has confirmed that he will be a part of the upcoming episode of Monday Night RAW.

In his latest podcast, Lawler revealed that WWE’s chairman Vince McMahon decided to keep The King off WrestleMania 36 that took place recently in Florida. The boss asked Lawler to stay at home as he was concerned about the 70-year-old former wrestler.

“I got the call saying Vince was a little concerned because then the word was really strong about, at that time … of course, I think it’s changed since then … they were saying that this coronavirus is most striking the older individuals,” The Kings revealed, as reported by Pro Wrestling Sheet.

Speaking about his return to WWE, Lawer added,” I will be heading back down next Monday to the Performance Center and be back, once again, a part of Monday Night Raw. I don’t like to sit home and watch Raw and not hear ‘The King’ on there somewhere.”

Lawler began his career in the company as an announcer in 1992 before he finally made his in-ring debut the following year at the Pay-Per-View (PPV) event, Royal Rumble.

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The World Wrestling Entertainment logo hangs on a wall at a media conference announcing the all-star lineup of WWE WrestleMania XIX at ESPN Zone in Times Square March 18, 2003 in New York City. Mark Mainz/Getty Images

The WrestleMania 36, which was held last weekend, took place at WWE’s Performance Center. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the very first time in the history of WWE, the Show of Shows took place without any live audience and was a two-night affair. The first night also witnessed the debut of the Boneyard match in the WWE, which was won by The Undertaker who buried AJ Styles alive to seal a sensational victory.

The second night of WrestleMania 36 was all about Drew McIntyre’s victory over Brock Lesnar to win the WWE title.