It seems like Jerry Lawler can't help himself.
The 70-year old WWE Hall of Famer drew the ire of many on Monday night due to a line during the Akira Tozawa vs. Austin Theory matchup on Monday Night Raw. When Tozawa did a somersault senton off the apron, Lawler jokingly called the move the "Ramen Noodle Moonsault," tying the two together because Tozawa is Japanese.
Lawler received backlash for the comment on social media, and it was subsequently removed from the Hulu edit of WWE Raw.
Jerry Lawler spent Tuesday morning blocking several Twitter users who called him out for it, while liking a tweet saying "100ks of whites and blacks here in Memphis love @JerryLawler. We know him best and he has been the king of Memphis for 40 years. Stop it. I assure you that if you pass the test in Memphis...you are NOT racist. That’s insane." The tweet was in reply to someone calling out Lawler for the comment.
This came a month after Lawler said the Street Profits, both African-American Superstars, kept "Kool Aid" in their red solo cups that they use as a part of their gimmick.
Fightful reached out to WWE for comment on the matter shortly before publishing this article, and will update if they respond.