Jerry “The King” Lawler is on his way to Orlando, Florida for Monday’s episode of ‘Raw’ … despite having serious health issues in the past.
The 70-year-old legend is a staple on ‘Raw’ — but considering his age and the fact he had a heart attack on the air in 2012, you wouldn’t think he’d be game for shooting a live ep during the COVID-19 pandemic.
But, alas, Lawler packed his stuff and got on the plane Monday morning — and even cracked jokes about being the only traveler at the airport.
“Not many people flying today,” Lawler tweeted … “I called the airline and said, “What time does your flight to Orlando leave?” They said, ‘What time can you be here?'”
WWE says they are taking all sorts of precautions to keep everyone safe — including medical screenings for everyone who enters the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
As we previously reported, a WWE on-air talent tested positive for coronavirus after WrestleMania 36 but the org. says they believe the person caught it from frontline medical workers AFTER the taping.
WWE has said the individual has since made a complete recovery and they “believe the matter is low risk to WWE talent and staff.”