Jerry Lawler Says Ric Flair Had A 20% Chance Of Survival, Talks About His Return To RAW Commentary

On the latest episode of Jerry Lawler's "Dinner With The King" podcast, Lawler talked about a conversation he had with Ricky Steamboat about Ric Flair's health scare. He also detailed his return to RAW commentary desk this past Monday night:

Lawler got the nod to reprise his color man role when Booker T was unable to get out of Houston due to Hurricane Harvey, but The King says that he was always due to make an appearance on the show in his hometown of Memphis.

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"Originally, they were going to do something with Pelvis Wesley and wanted me to be there to introduce him. So I knew I was going to be on the show. And it wasn't basically until 3 p.m. in the afternoon, I got a text message from Michael Cole saying, 'Get your ass down to the FedExForum; you're going to be doing the commentary tonight.' It was great to be back. I wish I would have been able to do more with Corey Graves, as far as going back and forth with him. Vince McMahon said, after the show, that I hadn't missed a beat and gave me a hug."

Lawler is an old friend of Ric Flair, and related a detail given to him by Ricky Steamboat, who had a chance to visit Flair in the hospital.

"Apparently it was really a touch and go situation, they explained to (Steamboat), and when the Nature Boy had that first surgery, the doctors said that Ric had a 20% chance of survival of making it through that surgery. But we all know that he did pull through. And I heard yesterday, he's already cutting promos on nurses."

You can listen to the entire podcast in the video player below.

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