WWE News: Network Original ‘Storytime’ To Return With A New Host In Jerry Lawler
One of the best series you will find on the WWE Network is Story Time. In it, we see wrestlers have their stories told through over the top animation as they narrate. The show hasn’t been seen lately, as it was hosted by the late great “Mean” Gene Okerlund, who passed away in early 2019. His legendary voice added a lot to the character of the show, and it is hard to imagine it working without him. Despite this WWE is bringing it back for another season, which will include atleast 5 new episodes. They have picked up another legendary voice within WWE to fill the shoes of “Mean” Gene Okerlund, this being Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler.
Jerry Lawler Confirmed This News
This news was revealed by Lawler on his podcast, where he revealed that he is set to fly and do voice over work for the series. Lawler also stated this time around he was told he’d have freedom to go off script somewhat, along with being told the show has a little more edge to it than most WWE programs and as a result he can be a bit more off the cuff with his innuendo. This will work nicely for Lawler, as he has always struggled to remain PG.
We shouldn’t expect this series back right away however. The voice over work has always been done before the animation. This allows the animation team to be able to easily match the stories with relevant visuals. With voice over work starting soon, we can expect to see the series return around the fall. This means there isn’t much news on who will be providing stories this time around, but for those curious on what to expect, there are currently 15 episodes available on the WWE Network. They are some of the funniest things you will find on the Network, and WWE has uploaded a few stories to Youtube to help viewers get a taste, including one where Stu Hart showed Jake The Snake Roberts how to do a sleeper hold, by choking out his own son.
Do you think that Jerry Lawler will be a good replacement for Mean Gene on this show? What are some stories you hope to see told on the fourth season of WWE Storytime? Let us know what you think in the comment section found down below.
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