Jerry Lawler Receives Fan Backlash For ‘Racist’ Line On WWE Raw Commentary

2 years ago by Louis Dangoor

Jerry Lawler Receives Fan Backlash For ‘Racist’ Line On WWE Raw Commentary

After a few weeks hiatus, Jerry “The King” Lawler returned to Monday Night Raw commentary last night alongside Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton.

The decision to bring Lawler back was met with criticism considering Lawler is in a high-risk group regarding Coronavirus because he is over 70 years old and has previously had a heart attack.

On his podcast, Lawler implied that he felt comfortable returning to work as he didn’t feel older people, like himself, were at any higher risk of contracting Coronavirus because people of all ages have tested positive for the disease.

However, that is not the only thing to come out of Lawler’s mouth in recent days that has left fans and critics scratching their heads.

During a match last night on Raw between Austin Theory and Akira Tozawa, Tozawa hit the former NXT star with a cannonball moonsault to the outside of the ring.

As can be seen in the clip below, Lawler then shockingly referred to the move as a “ramen noodle moonsault”. This is obviously a racially insensitive reference to Akira Tozawa being Japanese.

https://twitter.com/GetDaTables/status/1249873830736207873

Unsurprisingly, the comment did not go down well on social media with those watching the show. Several people have called Jerry out for a comment them deem to be ‘racist’.

https://twitter.com/HEELBuddy/status/1249899112012660744

There is no word on if Lawler’s comment has landed him in hot water backstage within WWE. For the latest on that, make sure you stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com.

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