WWE: Michael Cole's 2011 comment about Jerry Lawler that shocked Booker T on Raw

Michael Cole's 2011 comment about Jerry Lawler that shocked Booker T on Raw

On this day ten years ago, Michael Cole revealed on WWE Raw that Jerry Lawler had suffered a rather nasty injury at the hands of Mark Henry.

On the September 19 episode of Monday Night Raw in 2011, Mark Henry attacked fellow Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler, putting the latter through the announcer's table.

The following week on Raw, Michael Cole revealed on commentary that Lawler had "bruised ribs", but was also out dealing with "anal bleeding".

It was either great acting, or he wasn't informed beforehand, because Booker T seemed rather surprised by Cole's comments, letting out a rather reactionary "what?".

Jerry Lawler has actually spoken about being rather embarrassed by the line, having the following to say to Jim Ross on his podcast in 2017:

We could do a whole show about the things we know that Vince either told [Ross] to say or told Michael Cole to say. The most embarrassing one that I can remember, and later on I went to him and I went, 'what the hell, man?' and he said, 'I swear, Vince told me to say it. I swear. You know I never would have thought about it.' And it was the time Mark Henry picked me up, and I don't know if I was wrestling Mark or what happened, but anyway, he picked me up and slammed me through the announce table and they carried me out or whatever. And then, after the break, he said, 'we want to give you an update on 'The King'. He's not doing too well' and then he says, 'he's suffering from anal bleeding.' So that's when I went to Cole afterwards and said, 'what the hell are you doing.' He said, 'I swear, Vince told me to say it.'"

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