WWE News: Which WWE wrestler reminds Jerry Lawler of Heath Ledger's Joker character?

Posted in: WWE News
Jan 25, 2013 - 01:28 PM

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler spoke with the New York Post and expressed concern that The Shield could flame out as fast as The Nexus did. "I think that what they’ve done with those guys and the way they have been presented has been very good in making a fast impact," Lawler said.

"I think now their characters need to be a little more developed, in other words, let’s see a little more about these guys as individuals. You can of course still keep them as a unit but you can also hear more from them. I’m a firm believer that if a guy doesn’t get the opportunity to talk every week that there’s only a certain point he is going to get to. A guy has to be given the opportunity to talk one way or the other and that’s going to make or break a guy. I feel like those guys will be able to do that, but I think we need to hear more from them to get to the next level.

"I do see those parallels and I think you’ll agree that the Nexus shot up fast and got to that certain level and then it just kind of petered out. I would hate to see that happen to these three guys and that’s why I say it needs to go to that next level and I feel like in order to do that they’ll need to have a little bit of a different kind of exposure other than just those hit-and-run type things.

"I think that gets to a point where it angers the fans first at the members of The Shield but the longer it goes on without these guys developing some more character it angers the fans at the WWE and they ask ‘Hey, why do you keep letting this go on like this? Something more needs to be done.’

"They’re all interesting characters. Ambrose reminds me of the Joker from Batman. The Heath Ledger one. It’s almost like I can just see that he’s got that kind of personality that people associated with that villain and he could go places with it. That’s why I think they need to change them up a little bit." Read the full interview at

Powell's POV: It's a valid concern and some very good insight from the former co-booker of the Memphis territory. I agree with Lawler that there's a certain Joker quality to Ambrose. He has an edginess to him that makes the viewer take notice when he talks and that will stand out even more as his mic time grows. Lawler also spoke about WrestleMania coming to New York, feeling out of place in the young WWE locker room, comparing today's style to the Attitude Era, and the next big star in WWE.

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