The one year anniversary of Jerry "The King" Lawler's heart attack on live WWE television is coming up. Prowrestling.com reported on Sept. 13 that Lawler blamed a spot with Dolph Ziggler in a wrestling match for the heart attack.
Lawler is a full-time commentator, but before his heart attack, he also made special appearances in wrestling matches. He ended up involved in a feud with CM Punk and ended up in a tag team match on that tragic "WWE Monday Night Raw" episode.
The match was Lawler team up with Randy Orton to wrestle CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler. At one point in the match, Ziggler dropped 10 straight elbow drops onto Lawler's chest. According to The King, he said that Ziggler was landing with all his weight and Lawler felt every strike.
Lawler said he spoke to his cardiologist about it and his doctor said that those elbows could easily have been the cause of the heart attack. The doctor explained that, when the elbows hit Lawler's chest, it could have knocked his heart out of rhythm. It would have caused it to eventually seize up, which could have caused the heart attack later on the show.
Luckily, WWE has their own doctors on hand at live events and Dr. Sampson saved Lawler's life that night. Now, one year later he plans to wrestle again, this time on an indie show against his long-time friend Jeff Jarrett.
Jerry Lawler also said he wants to talk to Vince McMahon about possibly wrestling matches on "WWE Monday Night Raw" again sometime in the future.