Lawler Awaiting WWE Clearance, More Legends For "Old School" Raw, Ryder More Serious?

- The latest on Jerry Lawler's in-ring return is that he has received clearance from his personal doctor to wrestle. The holdup has been WWE's reluctance to issue the same clearance.

- In addition to the names confirmed here by WWE and here by Brooks Oglesby, Mae Young, Sgt. Slaughter and The Honky Tonk Man are expected for Monday's "Old School" Raw.  Make sure you join us at 8 PM EST for exclusive live play-by-play coverage here at

- Arda Ocal of The Baltimore Sun interviewed Zack Ryder. In it, Ryder suggested he may need to switch up his character and make it more serious to get attention again. He also talked social media and other topics at this link.

  • According to Mic Foley on “The Nerdist” podcast, after discussing Zack’s lack of push it was said by Zack that he hasn’t talk to Vince about it. So like I said before, Zack’s problem isn’t his character if he wants to be a mid-carder. The problem is him not having the guts to go to Vince and voice your concerns and ask for a push. That’s what CM Punk did, that’s what Jack Swagger did, that’s what Mark Henry did… why wouldn’t you do it? You have 1 million followers on Twitter so WWE can’t let you go at this point so you’re at the upper hand. Stop complaining and talk to Vince!

    • Nostaljack

      The WWE is Vince’s playground. Absolutely *no one* has the “upper hand” other than Vince.

      • Note: 1 Million Followers. A million people follow Zack. If Ryder quits for not being utilized, you don’t think he will be a huge asset that TNA will pick up quickly? No one would be dumb enough to let him go. If they do, TNA will get him and the followers will follow Zack to his next gig, which will be TNA. A lot of people who don’t know about TNA will find out by Zack and they will check the show out. Zack has the upper-hand in this case and Zack should throw it all in and call it.

    • Rybotch

      Thats true to a certain extent. Punk actually didn’t care if he got fired thats why he approached McMahon. Swagger was going to leave WWE and Vince gave him the push to make him stay. Ryder’s only option is WWE right now so maybe he’s playing it safe by not going straight to Vince.

  • John

    If WWE allowed Lawler to wrestle again, and something terrible happened, it would be disastrous for WWE!

  • Chris

    Lawler should never wrestle again!! Not because of the heart issue though, because nobody wants to see old dudes wrestle!!

  • Evon Reese

    Why does Jerry have to wrestle? I for one do not want to see it .