Jerry Lawler, a staple of the wrestling world for more than four decades, collapsed Monday night while announcing a match in Montreal.
Lawler, nicknamed "The King," was given CPR by ringside trainers after he stopped breathing. According to reports, Lawler was then taken to the emergency room at a hospital in Montreal. Michael Cole, who was broadcasting the match with him, said Lawler was responsive and was reacting to doctors.
Lawler, a Hall of Fame wrestler in his own right, had actually competed in a match earlier in the night on "Monday Night Raw."
After his turn in the ring, the 62-year-old Lawler took over the mic to broadcast the bout between the team of Daniel Bryan and Kane vs. The Prime Time Players.
On Twitter, news of Lawler's condition led to the trending of #PrayForLawler.
Before becoming a fixture on WWE television in the early 90s, Lawler was perhaps best known for being involved in a wrestling storyline with comedian Andy Kaufman that culminated with the two appearing together on "Late Night With David Letterman." Lawler slapped Kaufman in the face, knocking him out of his chair. After a commercial break, Kaufman returned and threw coffee on Lawler.
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