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Jerry “The King” Lawler goes home to continue recovery

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.

“He’s doing good,” Lauryn McBride, Lawler’s girlfriend, told WREG in Memphis, ”but it has been an exhausting week for both of us.”

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.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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