Jerry Lawler Reflects On Controversial Remark About Akira Tozawa Getting Him Pulled From Raw Commentary


Jerry Lawler has made some controversial calls in his time as a WWE commentator.

During a recent discussion with K&S WrestleFest, "The King" reflected on being removed from the Raw commentary team a few years ago due to an insensitive remark about Akira Tozawa's signature senton splash being a "Ramen Noodle Moonsault."

Featured below are some of the highlights.

Says he meant for the call to be a joke: "And so the next thing, he goes to the top of the rope and he flies off and I looked at Byron and I said ‘oh look, there’s a ramen noodle moonsault.’ What is racist about that? I thought it was funny. That’s a ridiculous name, right?"

How he was removed from commentary due to the internet backlash: "And all of a sudden, the internet blows up. ‘Oh, King’s a racist.’ Even Tozawa, the next week comes back and says ‘it’s nothing racist. I eat ramen noodles every week.’ But the next week I wasn’t on RAW anymore. So I don’t know if that’s what happened but anyway, you got to be very careful."

Check out the complete interview at Facebook.com. H/T to POST Wrestling for transcribing the above quotes.

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