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Jerry Lawler reveals the biggest payday of his wrestling career

Jerry Lawler

WWE Legend Jerry “The King” Lawler talked about the Kurt Angle, Daniel Bryan and more on his latest podcast. Below are some of the highlights from it:

Talking about the General Managers of both Raw and SmackDown, Lawler said that he can relate to both the stars and said that they have taken non-wrestling roles because the company wants them to:

“I can relate to both of these guy’s situation. I promise you neither Kurt Angle or Daniel Bryan go into this business and worked their way to the WWE to be general managers on Raw and Smackdown. I can assure they are doing it, but without a doubt, they are doing it because that the WWE wants them to do right now.”

Continuing on the topic, the former Raw commentator said that not being able to perform in the ring must be eating them up inside:

“I know that they would both rather be out there performing in front of all the fans in the ring. And it’s gotta be eating them both up inside that the WWE thinks they are not capable of doing that anymore.”

Speaking his WrestleMania 27 match against Michael Cole, Jerry revealed that it was the biggest payday ever in his long wrestling career:

“My lone WrestleMania match led to my biggest payday ever in the wrestling business. Here’s me, an announcer, having a WrestleMania match with another announcer. In a matter of a few minutes [I was out there], I got paid $130,000 for that match.”


  • Luke

    $130k is comparatively cheap for a WM singles match

  • Sparti Love

    Well considering that was one of the worst matches in WM history, I’m glad he got paid good for that lousy “WM Moment”. I hope they didn’t pay Cole that much.. horrible return of investment.