Also receiving much praise today is Michael Cole, Lawler's broadcast partner. Cole immediately signaled for help from the ringside doctor when Lawler collapsed. He provided updates throughout the rest of the live broadcast and kept everyone calm while Lawler was being worked on next to him. Strangely enough, Cole and Lawler have engaged in a lengthy feud in their on-air roles, even wrestling each other on a couple of occasions.
Take one look at Cole's updates, and the obvious concern and emotion he shows over Lawler, and you can see the feud was indeed on camera only.