Jerry “The King” Lawler spent last week recovering from diverticulitis, with Booker T filling in at the announcers table in his absence. However, it is now known that Lawler will not be returning to RAW.
The WWE Announced that the new RAW announcer line-up would feature Booker T as a permanent fixture, alongside John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Michael Cole. Smackdown’s announcer line-up has also changed, and will feature Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.
Lawler, Cole, and Layfield will continue to commentate on WWE pay-per-view events, at least until one of them finally OD’s on Mountain Dew.