Jerry Lawler: WWE Is Sometimes Sort Of Hard To Watch
Lawler believes the product is too fast-paced
Jerry Lawler has admitted he can find it hard to watch WWE because of how frequently the talent and storylines are changed up.
Lawler believes it would be 'brutal' to try and be a full-time commentator these days due to how short the product is now, with a need to keep the audience engaged and excited throughout the entire show as opposed to producing long-form storytelling.
In a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio ahead of this past weekend's Survivor Series, Lawler said: "Sometimes it’s sort of hard for me to watch. I just got my schedule to be at Survivor Series, and so it’s almost like cramming for an exam back when you were at school. I really have to go back and watch some shows, and make some notes, and find out what is actually going on.
“I don’t see how the guys in the business — it’s so tough to be doing that on a daily basis,” he said. “Doing the commentary for Raw and SmackDown now, to me, it’s almost brutal to have to know and remember. The talent changes so fast and everything is so short now.
“It’s not the fault of wrestling, people love to talk about how wrestling has changed. Wrestling has not changed. It’s the fans, it’s the society that’s changed. We’ve got a short attention span now.
"You have to, in the wrestling business, you have to realize there’s so much more stuff that fans can watch. So, you have to keep this here show so exciting every minute that people are watching or they’re going to switch over and start watching TikTok. It’s changed in that respect, and sometimes for me, it’s hard to follow."