Patrick Stewart may be a knight, but Star Trek’s first captain, William Shatner, is still the king of all media, and he will prove that again in February when he returns to the ring to host WWE Raw. Details below, plus TrekMovie puts the smackdown on The Shat’s history with wrestling.
Shatner on Raw
Each week the professional wrestling show WWE Raw, which airs Mondays on the USA Network, has a different guest host. Today the WWE announced that William Shatner will be the guest host of WWE Raw on February 1st. WWE announcer Joey Styles also reported the news on Twitter, where he wrote
BREAKING NEWS: WILLIAM SHATNER will be the Raw Guest Host Raw on Feb 1 from Nashville. Do we have to paint the Divas green for Captain Kirk?
Joey, do you even need to ask?
Shatner and wrestling
The WWE announcement notes that The Shat is no stranger to wrestling. Here is a famous clip of Shatner and his dust-up with Jerry "the King" Lawler on WWF Raw in 1995.
The ‘altercation’ with Lawler led to Shatner later returning to WWF, where he managed wrester Brett "Hitman" Hart in a match against Jeff "Double J" Jarrett, managed by Lawler. Here is that clip.
In 2007 Shatner and Lawler teamed up again, as Shatner was on hand to induct The King into Wrestling Hall of Fame. Watch a clip of that HERE.
Of course we all know that no one can fight like William Shatner. Perhaps while on WWE Raw he can show off some of his famous Kirk Fu.
Shatner does some wrestling as Kirk in TOS episode "Charlie X"