September 11, 2012
Twitter pushes #PrayForLawler
When a company is as active as World Wrestling Entertainment is in social media, it is downright overwhelming to see how it reacts when actual, real-life news happens, as it did Monday night, when Raw announcer Jerry Lawler collapsed at ringside.
Twitter exploded with best wishes for "The King", from fans, newssites, and the people that know him.
Unfortunately, negative things or mistakes can happen, such as Torrie Wilson tweeting that it was Jim Ross who suffered the medical emergency, not Lawler. Twitter followers were quick to lambaste her error, and she removed the post.
The Twitter handle #PrayForLawler is being pushed, and many of the WWE superstars on their official Twitter accounts have sent their best wishes.
"No updates on the King. Hospitalized in Montreal. Tests being done. Going to be a long night here in Okla. Wish I was in Montreal. Pray," wrote Jim Ross.
Announcer Scott Stanford mentioned how Lawler has always been younger than he was reality. "Had a laugh with King today when he pulled in driving a red, hot rod rental mustang! He'll be ok... the man is unstoppable!"
Old colleagues chimed in too, like former announcer Todd Grisham, now at ESPN: "Jerry Lawler was one of the nicest people I worked with @wwe.A great guy and good friend. I hope he pulls through ok.My prayers are with him."
-- SLAM! Wrestling