Report: Jerry Lawler Scheduled To Return As An Announcer This Week

Jerry Lawler is set to make his return to announcing very soon.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Lawler is scheduled to be returning as an announcer this week. He had been kept off television for the past few episodes of Raw because of him being 70 years old in the middle of a pandemic and having had a near fatal heart attack and with a family of history of heart issues. 

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Currently, Raw and SmackDown have been taped at the WWE Performance Center due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. WrestleMania 36 also took place at the WWE Performance Center and the upcoming Money In The Bank pay-per-view that was supposed to take place at Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena on May 10 will no longer take place there.

Lawler last announced on the March 16 episode of Raw and has been a part of the Raw announce team since last fall. After the March 16 episode of Raw Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton have handled broadcasting duties for the show. Lawler also did not appear at WrestleMania 36.

Fightful previously reported that planning to tape more content at the end of this week, starting Friday. As of this past Monday night, WWE had informed talent that they plan to mass tape several upcoming cards.

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