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By Dave Scherer on 2016-12-11 12:56:00

Cerrito Live, which airs on Sports56 in Memphis, TN, had Jerry Lawler on the show yesterday.  He was asked about being removed from the WWE pre-game shows.  He said that he got a call last week from Kevin Dunn, who he is very friendly with.  He said that Dunn is one of the guys that make decisions when it comes to TV.

He said that Dunn said that due to WWE being a public traded company, it comes down to dollars and cents.  He said that having his salary being absorbed on the pre-show after he was taken off of Smackdown made it a very expensive to produce, so they decided to get rid of the pre-game show.  Lawler said that he is under contract to WWE into January.  He said that they will talk about a new deal then and he expects to make less money, which is understandable to him as he will be working less.  He added that he has done very well financially over the years.  He intimated that he may sign a talent deal as well.

He said that this may give him the opportunity to work on a project like the history of Memphis wrestling for The WWE Network.

He said that Vince McMahon called him the next day and said he is definitely not done with WWE.  He reiterated that the pre-show was dropped due to cost reasons.

Lawler also said that he was told by WWE that he has a job for life with WWE as the Hall Of Fame Master Of Ceremonies.

You can listen to the show by clicking here.  Lawler comes on around the 35 minute mark.

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