Tom Lawlor: I Should've Gotten To Face Walker Stewart For NJPW Commentary Role

Tom Lawlor says he should've got to fight Walker Stewart for the vacant NJPW commentary role.

In October 2023, Walker Stewart was named as the newest member of NJPW's english broadcast team, replacing Kevin Kelly. Since he started the job, many fans have took to social media and praised Stewart for his work in the company, especially during the World Tag League tournament.

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While speaking to the Under The Ring podcast for a recent interview, Tom Lawlor recalled doing commentary work for CES MMA before joking that he should have had a shoot fight with Walker Stewart to determine who got the english commentary gig for NJPW.

"Unfortunately, the pandemic put a kibosh on it, but I was doing commentary consistently for CES MMA, which is one of the top promotion in the Northeast. They put probably 20 guys into the UFC. I loved doing work there, but the pandemic kind of took that down. I was also hoping, and maybe this will happen in the future. I think I should have gotten a one-on-one contest with Walker Stewart to decide who was going to get this New Japan commentary gig. I would have preferred, instead of them just hiring him because he has a great voice, make him do a shoot fight against me. Maybe an academic decathlon. We’ll see if he knows more wrestling than I do."

Elsewhere in the interview, Lawlor said that he wants to compete in another G1 Climax. Fans can learn more by clicking here.

Fans can check out standings for the 2023 NJPW World Tag League tournament by clicking here.

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