One week after he suffered a heart attack during WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” telecast stunned viewers, Jerry “The King” Lawler returned to his Memphis home, where his recovery will continue.
The WWE commentator and part-time wrestler was quickly treated by medical personnel when he was stricken at the Montreal arena and underwent angioplasty. He and McBride returned to Memphis in a jet furnished by Vince McMahon and were accompanied by Michael Sampson, the WWE doctor who was on the scene last week.
“The hospital we were at [Royal Victoria] was in the top five in the country for cardiac care, so I don’t think we could have been in a better place,” McBride said.
Lawler, 62, is expected to return to WWE next week, even if his appearance will be strictly via satellite.