On the latest episode of his Dinner with the King podcast, Jerry Lawler revealed he recently signed a new two-year contract with WWE, one that included a raise.
”Basically, it’s a personal service contract that everybody signs, same type thing, and it just says you belong to the WWE. ... When it comes to services, it may be commentating, may be doing voice overs for the video games, maybe hosting, maybe personal appearances; all this sort of stuff is in the contract, personal services.”
He goes on to say he called WWE up about his contract expiring within a number of days on Jan. 8 and was told that the holidays caused a delay and he was sent a contract to sign immediately.
For whatever it’s worth, his host brings up All Elite Wrestling and the possibility of Lawler being a hot free agent and possibly being a commentator there. He said he’s happy with WWE and while he would venture out if he needed to find work, he doesn’t need to find work.
He also confirms no one from AEW contacted him, though that could be simply because they believed him under contract.
Last, but certainly not least, he announced he will be doing commentary for the men’s Royal Rumble match — alongside Michael Cole and a returning JBL — at the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view on Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.