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WWE NEWS: Recap of Lawler segment on "Inside Edition," Ross new blog - Raw & 2013 WWE HOF candidates

Nov 20, 2012 - 2:36:56 PM
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-- Tuesday's episode of Hollywood news show "Inside Edition" featured a two-minute story on Jerry Lawler's recovery from an on-air heart attack. The segment was highlighted in the opening and aired eight minutes into the show.

The story included on-camera soundbytes from Lawler, his girlfriend Lauren, and WWE's Dr. Sampson from Lawler's home in Memphis. Dr. Sampson and Lawler also re-enacted the CPR procedure used by Dr. Sampson to keep Lawler alive.

Lawler said the biggest change following his heart attack is "no more fried chicken," and also noted that he "made the biggest comeback of my career that night" when he returned to Raw TV last week after a two-month recovery.

The episode also included WWE TV footage of Lawler's TV return and Michael Cole's commentary the night Lawler suffered the heart attack, as well as cell-phone footage of Lawler collapsing at ringside.

-- WWE announcer Jim Ross published a new blog at jrsbarbq.com on Tuesday reviewing Raw, with stress on character development for new stars during WWE's "transition phase." Ross also blogged about potential 2013 WWE Hall of Fame candidates.

"(Paul) Heyman mentioning Bruno Sammartino was cool. Any discussion about the WWE Title can't realistically take place without mentioning Bruno. I'd love to see Bruno inducted in the WWE HOF in 2013 in his house, Madison Square Garden, along with Bob Backlund, Mick Foley, among others that are very deserving," Ross wrote. "What about Lawrence Taylor or Regis Philbin for the honorary, 'Celeb Wing' for the annual soiree to be held this year in MSG? Let the debate and speculation begin."

[ LINK: Ross's full blog here at jrsbarbq.com ]

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