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Video of Jerry 'The King' Lawler's Collapse Emerges

Videos emerge of Jerry Lawler's collapse on WWE Raw while the legendary wrestler recovers from a heart attack.

For a sport that's known for its theatrics and "fake" hits, WWE Monday Night Raw in Montreal, Canada became very real this week. Commentator and semi-retired wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler suddenly collapsed while commentating during a live taping of the show. He had competed in a match approximately 45 minutes prior.

Medical personnel immediately came to his aid after what the WWE has confirmed was a heart attack:

"Jerry 'The King' Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night’s broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal.  We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family."

Fans caught video of the hectic scene on Monday night as medics try to get him out of the arena while confused spectators look on. 

Lawler, whose heart had stopped beating, was taken to a Montreal hospital where he had an angioplasty. On Wednesday, his condition was upgraded from critcal to serious but stable condition, according to the Los Angeles Times, and his ventillator was removed.

According to a recent Facebook update from Stacy Carter, his ex-wife, there is no brain damage.