Jerry Lawler Taking Criticism for On-Air Raw Comments

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler stirred the pot a little on Raw last night as he made some comments many are deeming to be racist when he referred to a move done by Akira Tozawa in a match Monday night. Lawler has been trending worldwide on Twitter since last night’s RAW because during the Tozawa’s match, he called a moonsault off the apron a “Ramen Noodle Moonsault”.

His first show back and being pulled for safety reasons, the 70-year-old Lawler didn’t help his own cause by getting a good chunk of the WWE Universe riled up.

Lawler’s name and “Ramen Noodle Moonsault” has been trending worldwide since last night and the line has been edited out of the Hulu version of WWE Raw.

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Lawler has not addressed the controversy as of this writing but depending on the backlash, it will be interesting to see if WWE keeps him on commentary next week or chooses to keep him at home knowing that either decision might cool down or heat up the story.

WWE has not commented either, despite seemingly realizing that his comments were, at the very least, unprofessional in nature.

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