During a recent episode of his “Dinner with the King” podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler shared an interesting behind-the-scenes story about Becky Lynch asking him for advice on how to throw a proper punch. Featured below are some of the highlights from the show, where Lawler tells the story.
On Becky Lynch telling him that she has been binge-watching his matches on YouTube: “All of a sudden, Becky Lynch come running up to me and she says, ‘I’ve been binge watching The King for the last two weeks on YouTube! It is a great compliment, sure. But I’m thinking, and I asked her, ‘You’ve been binge watching me on YouTube? For what?’ And [Lynch] says, ‘Because actually, Vince McMahon told me not long ago that he wanted me to be more physical, and I just thought, who throws the best punch in the business? And that’s, The King. So I’ve been watching you – been watching your matches for the last two weeks, over and over. How do you do it?'”
On Lawler trying to teach her how to throw punches like him: “That’s a tough question, because it’s not something that I ever really thought about how I did it, I just did it. I told her, ‘Gosh Becky, I don’t know, that’s just the way I threw a punch from the time I started back in 1971. That’s just – I don’t know – it’s hard to tell somebody how to throw a punch. And that’s all you can do basically, is watch somebody else and you see one that you like, and that’s exactly what she was saying. She liked the way I threw a punch and she wanted to try to emulate that. And I told her…I would try to throw a punch sort of in the same way if you were in a real fight, where you would hit somebody. I would throw a punch right at somebody’s nose, right at their jaw or something like that, their mouth or whatever. And I don’t know, I would try to make my fist not be so rigid and hard, as if I were gonna try to knock somebody out. I would always make my fist in to, like, a shock-absorber. And then I would throw that punch right where I wanted to.”
On Lynch putting the punch-training to work when decking Charlotte Flair recently: “Yeah, Becky tweeted that [punch] out, and what did I say? I tweeted her back and I said, ‘That’s a Jerry Lawler punch if I’ve ever seen one.’ It was beautiful and it was just a perfect bam! Straight in shot and it looked like she knocked her lights out.”
Check out more from the above episode of the Dinner With The King podcast featuring Jerry Lawler below.
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— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) January 30, 2019