Despite one of the most legendary careers in wrestling history, WWE Hall of Famer, Jerry Lawler, has only had one match on the Grandest Stage Of Them All. His lone WrestleMania match against Michael Cole took place in 2011 and The King revealed on the latest episode of Dinner With The King podcast that it was the biggest single payday in his career.
"My lone WrestleMania match led to my biggest payday ever in the wrestling business. Here's me, an announcer, having a WrestleMania match with another announcer. In a matter of a few minutes [I was out there], I got paid $130,000 for that match."
130 Large is quite the payday, especially considering how much of a dud the Cole/Lawler match was considered to be by WWE fans.
In a previous episode of Lawler's podcast, he mentioned still wanting to have another match to "make up" for his 'Mania bout with Raw's lead commentator.
"I would like to have one other final match that would maybe make up for the Michael Cole fiasco ... Certainly with the history of Dolph Ziggler and I, there could be something done in that respect. Here's a guy who possibly gave me a cardiac arrest and he's coming out and taking credit for it and saying he's wanting to finish the job, I think that's something people could relate to."
WrestleMania isn't Lawler's biggest regret, however, as he also revealed that he wished he had gotten a chance to wear WWE gold.
"I've won more title matches than anyone in the history of wrestling, but never won a title in the WWE. That's one of my only regrets."
"I can relate to both of these guy's situation," Lawler said. "I promise you neither Kurt Angle or Daniel Bryan go into this business and worked their way to the WWE to be general managers on Raw and Smackdown. I can assure they are doing it, but without a doubt, they are doing it because that the WWE wants them to do right now. Because they feel like their wrestling would be a liability in the ring right now.
"I know that they would both rather be out there performing in front of all the fans in the ring. And it's gotta be eating them both up inside that the WWE thinks they are not capable of doing that anymore."
You can hear the full podcast below.