Originally published at Jerry Lawler talks 'ramen noodle moonsault' remark, doesn't view it as racist
Jerry Lawler reflects on his comment about Akira Tozawa’s cannonball move.
Back in April of 2020 while WWE was taping their shows out of the Performance Center, Jerry Lawler joined the commentary team. There was a match ongoing between Akira Tozawa and Austin Theory and during the bout, Tozawa did a cannonball off the apron.
Lawler referred to the move as a ‘ramen noodle moonsault’ and the comment was met with immediate backlash. Lawler did address his comment on his podcast several weeks after the fact and he recently reflected on said comments during a virtual signing with K & S WrestleFest. Lawler questioned what was racist about what he said and claims that Akira Tozawa told him he did not view the comment as racist.
I gotta be careful though. This is so crazy. Just saying ‘Mr. Fuji’, if you’re trying to use a Japanese .
Lawler was replaced at the Raw commentary desk by Samoa Joe in late April of last year. The 10/11 edition of Raw was reviewed here on POST Wrestling and to catch up on the audio/video review, click here.
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